Beauty & The Beach: Shivan & Narresh

Let this summer be all about straps and strings that are seamless and make you sizzle. There can’t be a better time to head to a tropical retreat in one of these bikinis, tankinis, hipster bottoms, frills, cute crochet or whatever suits your style. Prep up for some fun in the sun and flaunt your beach bod or just lounge around your plush poolside in some of these exciting styles. Go classic with the timeless halter bikinis or try something sultry with a bandeau top as you escape to the island in one of these haute itsy-bitsy’s. Or if you want to make a sleek, sophisticated swimwear statement sans showing too much of your skin, then try the tankini tops or go for board shorts. Or better still, get a hippie high with a mix and match of some indigenous graphic prints, to create your own flirty ensemble and make heads turn. Bring out the diva in you and step into the summer without any inhibitions with some of these figure-flattering swimwear. Here’s your ultimate swimwear guide that will take you smooth sailing all through this season…

Text: Namita Gupta

Classy & Chic

This summer will bring back 70s retro-touches with wildlife inspired prints with new age textures with leather for a glamorous appeal – look out for colour-blocked maillots and bikinis that have lustrous techniques, diagonal colour-blocking or drapes that work perennially for the Indian body-type with ample support and coverage. For the ones wanting to experiment, strategically cut out trikinis, ideally with one shoulder support, are the best options. In terms of colours, while classic black is always a good option, teaming it with soft contrast corals & pinks works exceptionally with the caramel skin tones. Solid colours like yellows, blues and eclectic prints with dark undertones also suit the Indian skin tone. Technologically advanced materials such as Italian jerseys that are quick-drying, resistant to harmful ultra violet sun rays, sunscreens and body-oils for a hassle-free swim experience. For men, the season would witness classic looks such as polos teamed with beach shorts. Look out for pastel shades colour blocked or bold eclectic prints.

Shivan & Narresh swimwear is available on shivanandnarresh.com