Swimsuits are showing off a little more. So get with it, in this season’s hottest trend.
With an early summer on the cards, it’s time to hit the cool waters in a sultry coral number by Agent Provocateur or a more subdued black Surenderi one-piece from Yogesh Chaudhary. With the season being all about less is more, with cutouts continuing to dominate beachwear — along the sides, near the shoulder or at the back — here’s our pick of swimwear that promise to flatter.
On the move
This grey piece, with its interesting back detailing, is our pick from Mumbai-based designer Nidhi Munim’s latest collection. Sleek and sophisticated, the swimsuit is made of lycra and features cutouts at the waist. Rs 3,500. Available at the store in Mumbai.
Details: 022 26124255
Bright is in
Delhi-based Holidae, the exclusive women’s holiday wear brand, has a bright monokini for you. Made of poly spandex, with an orange geometric print against a purple background, it is perfect for the summer, with its tie-up halter neck. For Rs 1,299, at the store in Greater Kailash.
Details: 011 41414193
From Turquoise & Gold’s Spring Summer 2016 collection, the swimsuit with its abstract patterns will flatter an hourglass figure. Featuring cutouts on the side, it buckles up comfortably at the back. While the lycra gives you a great fit, the vibrant print against gold spells luxe. For Rs 7,250, at their store in UB City, Bengaluru. Details: 080 41527971
Grab eyeballs in this piece by Agent Provocateur. With asymmetrical cutouts at the front and back, the swimsuit by the British lingerie brand comes in bright coral. Made of polyester, the one shoulder Lexxi will be our pick if you want to show off your summer body. Approximately Rs 30,755. Details: net-a-porter.com
Do the black
For the ones who swear by classics, designer Yogesh Chaudhary has the answer. Made of polyamide lycra—with a simple silhouette and not-so-simple cutouts at the waist—this black one-piece, from his brand Surendri, is sure to be a hit. Rs 5,400. Details: perniaspopupshop.com
Rock a two-toned swimsuit by New York-based luxury and resort wear brand, Flag Pole. With a peek-a-boo cutout near the belly, this swimsuit has an open back. The one-piece is perfect for those with an athletic build. Approximately Rs 24, 910.
We love this bold trikini by Shivan & Narresh, the luxury beachwear brand. The one-shoulder design is made of Italian jersey and features extreme cutouts at the waist and shoulder.
The colour block also elevates the look. Rs 15,500, at Evoluzione.
Text: Seema Rajpal