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    Soak up the sun at the buzzy South American city with beachwear designed for both men and women

    The famed Rio carnival may not be until early next year, but you can still borrow the exotic spirit of the visual extravaganza, while lounging on the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Take a break from all the sporting action and channel a Brazilian super model with our pick of bandeau tops, one pieces and more.

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    From resort wear label, Turquoise and Gold’s Spring Summer 2016 line comes this bandeau bikini with a hipster-style brief, in a design and  colour combination that spell all things Rio. Featuring a contrasting mix of bright red and green abstract patterns, we love it for its knotted detailin the front, and strappy back. `7,500 at UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru. Details: 080 41527971

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    While not exactly reflective of the flora and fauna of the country, this cactii motif bikini set from designer label, Shivan and Narresh sure packs in a whimsical punch that is synonymous with Rio. The contrasting brown band below the bust and solid green one-shoulder strap tie the look together. Rs 14,400 approximately. At Old Airport Road, Bengaluru. Details: 080 40981875

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    Designed by Brazilian brand Salinas in collaboration with Adidas, this one-piece is just what you need to hit the sun soaked beaches of Rio. Made from polyamide and elastane, the sunset inspired print, awash with hues of orange and blue, make it all the more special. Rs 7,750 approximately on brazilianbikinishop.com

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    This solid green number from Petula Tracy is reminiscent of the Brazilian flag. It might seem a little too plain at first glance, but it’s the adjustable belt detail at the chest that truly makes it stand out. The gummed strips on the inside help it stick to your skin and prevent the suit from slipping off. Rs 45,600 approximately on netaporter.com

    Palm candy
    Made from cotton and nylon, and lined with polyester, this pair of shorts from Superdry will put you in a tropical mood in no time. The fabric features palm prints in a cool blue and white colour combination, with a bright orange Superdry logo and helm breaking the monotony. Rs 5,400 approximately. At VR Mall, Whitefield. Details: 46524225

    Floral escape
    There’s no need to hide behind plain greys, blues and blacks when you’re in Brazil. Go bold with this fine pair of swim shorts from Mango. Crafted from polyester, the pair comes with two side pockets and a back pocket with a velcro closure.Rs 3,490. At Orion Mall, Rajajinagar. Details: 22682155

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    This striking pair of men’s shorts from
    Thomas Royall bears a print that depicts a scene right out of a rainforest, with a gushing stream, thick green cover and turquoise skies. The pair also has two side pockets and a concealed back pocket, with a mesh net lining.Rs 7,300 on harrods.com

     

     

    Text: Rashmi Rajaopal Lobo

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