Lingerie (think Kim Govaar -for Miss Port-'s Paris-inspired s/s 2010 collection ), Dax Martin for the most DeGorge poolside gear, Lovewaterlove for the perfect swimwear, La Senza (for cute on a budget), Victoria's Secret for those with bottomless pockets - you really have no excuse to still be caught in grandma's favourites now do you?
Dax is a renowned Swimwear designer and he was recently invited to showcase at the Las Palmas in Spain and he came back with a POW and just in time for Cape Town fashion week. What I noticed about Dax Martin's craftsmanship is the "borrowed from the streets" aesthetic; high waists and pleated chiffon-covered shoulders are some of the examples of this. These make the swimwear (although swimming in these is really not an option) really versatile, in-line with current trends (which is freche for a somewhat uninspiring fashion form) and perfect for sunbathing (ie posing in the sun). Should you ever need to feel like Halle Berry in a Bond Movie (you know: swooshing out the ocean and sashaying to the beach club for a cocktail), Dax has you covered on this one - as impractical for swimming as his swimwear comes across as! From all my days of reading glossies, I think I need to highlight this point: know your body shape when selecting the bathing costume and choose the cut that will work FOR you (eg. long boyish body = low cut bikini)
Classic bikini with not much goin on - including the fabrics - which is EXACTLY what to expect from a swimwear line. The traditional recipe works and that's why the only BANG there will ever be in a good costume will be the change in cuts, fabric colours and playing with the neckline (spaghetti strap, strapless, halterneck, cross-your-heart or sweetheart neckline being the most popular). What I like about LoveWaterLove is the detailing in each of their pieces - not apparent at first glance but closer inspection reveals beautiful detailing which would otherwise leave the bikini as ordinary as white t-shirt (look at the criss-crossing on the bustline for instance)
Allow me to spoil your eye-fest with a few words:
Do not ask, I do not know the wheres, hows, whats, why and whens of this number!
Most expensive bras... read about them here - just had to include that! wow, wow, wow! let's just say the most expensive, is closer to being naked than anything else, so why buy it?