The winter sun is out, the tropical sky is blue and it’s time to hit the beach. Make sure you look your best this season by donning the hottest beach fashions.
High season has officially started in Thailand, which means the beaches around islands like Phuket are bathed in tropical sunshine and framed in calm blue seas.
If you're heading to the Land of Smiles this winter season, the constant stream of idyllic beach shots you post on social media will definitely make your friends back home green with envy. So why not induce some wardrobe envy at the same time by picking out a few different beach outfits that are right on trend?
Below are some of the favourite swimwear trends and designers for 2015.
For young ladies that want to take playful, yet elegant sophistication to a new level on the beach, Kate Spade’s first ever ready-to-wear swimwear line is now available. The collection comprises no less than 52 mix-and-match separates, in addition to 12 chic one-piece swim suits. Fashioned from luxurious fabrics and embellished with unique, eye-catching retro detailing. ‘Our debut swimwear collection is colourful, bold, playful, optimistic, sophisticated, and timeless,’ according Deborah Lloyds, chief creative director at the fashion house.
If you’re a lady that tends to have the occasional classic 1950s Hollywood ensemble in her wardrobe, then the swimwear paraded down the upcoming Spring/ Summer catwalks will not let you down. The graceful black Boyleg Maillot Swimwuit, from Australian designer Seafolly, embodies beach elegance perfectly. In addition to Audrey Hepburn-esque one pieces, Seafolly is also known for its bold colours and eclectic textures, from elegant pleating to soft, flattering frills.
This season, fashion-forward folk that aren’t shy of making striking statements should make sure to pick up something from N.L.P’s latest swimwear collection. Each season, this design house produces a kaleidoscope of neon colours and strong,geometric shapes thatwouldn’t look out of place on an Andy Warhol print. Pop art-inspired shapes and colours are all over the swimwear catwalks this season, with energizing graphics, multi-coloured effects and luminous colours all leading in the style stakes. The best thing about this trend is that anything goes, as long as it’s bright and bold. So it’s time to get creative when you make your beach wardrobe selections.
Much the same as Hollywood glamour, Riviera vintage never goes out of style. However, with the Brazil 2016 Olympics now on the horizon, traditional Brigitte Bardot styles are being fused with a colourful, South American twist. Just like the pop art swimwear trend, retro swimwear 2015 is all about colours and patterns. Huit’s bandau style bikini top, for example, effortlessly combines Parisian classic colours with a vibrant print and striking blocks of colour.
It’s not just ladies that want to look good when they hit the beach in Thailand. When it comes to men’s swimwear, T Christopher’s Spring Summer range will definitely capture attention. Gone are the muted swim shorts and gaudy surfer shorts, to make way for the more fashion-forward beach gentleman. The designer's latest collection glitters with an array of prominent colours and prints, all printed on the finest fabrics.