Skimpy string bikinis are certainly attention grabbing when you are on the beach, but that’s not necessarily a good thing as your bikini decides to travel south every time you dive into the water to cool down.
If you are the kind of girl who doesn’t hesitate to join in a game of beach volleyball or is an avid swimmer, coverage and support in a swimsuit are key to eliminating embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions but this often means that the swimwear scores low in the style department.
You aren’t alone. A serious sailor who has spent loads of time in the water, Lyn Rosmarin had trouble finding stylish swimwear that fit petite Asian girls well. So she decided to take matters into her own hands and started her own swim line, K.Blu. Besides an emphasis on fuller coverage and increased support – a common concern amongst Asian fashionistas – Rosmarin also sourced for softer and lighter fabrics to ensure a fit and drape that’s flattering for all.
K.Blu’s first collection, Spring Summer 2014 was a hit, thanks to the perfect match of function and fashion. Rosmarin continues to inject a sense of style into performance swimwear with her sophomore collection for Resort 2014. The first theme is based on the French free-diving movie Le Grande Bleu and the colour scheme plays with the different blues seen as one ventures deeper and deeper into the ocean. Seashells on the seashore inspire the print of the more playful second theme.
Rest assured that your assets will stay tastefully covered even if you decide to cliff dive in a K.Blu piece and you’ll achieve the same visual effect emerging out of the water as famous bikini-clad Bond girl Ursula Andress did. I pick 5 stylish K.Blu swimsuits that you can actually swim in.
Eco one piece criss cross, $350
With thick shoulder straps that criss-cross at the back, this is one sleek swimsuit you can cannon ball into the pool in. Plus, the ruched details at the stomach do a good job of disguising any after-lunch bulges and the lightweight material actually provides high UV protection!
Triangle top with mesh cover, $175 and bikini bottom, $75
The top can be worn two different ways – alone as a triangle bikini or as a camisole that can be buttoned on. For the latter style, all you have to do is pull on a pair of shorts and you’ll be decent in an instant.
This is not the swimsuit you remember Mum wearing at the beach when you were a kid. The corset-inspired lace-up detail at the back do a good job of streamlining your body and the one-piece design provides more coverage and support for bustier girls.
Print racer-back bikini top, $90, and ruffled bikini bottom, $90
Beach volley ball goddesses will be able to spike comfortably in this sporty racer-back bikini top and the bikini brief bottom has asymmetrical ruffles for added coverage. The gold hardware details are a touch of luxe.
Blue one-piece with three stripes, $205
Plunge into the pool in this sporty one-piece with cool asymmetrical shoulder straps. I particularly like the mesh panels that give an illusion of a smaller waist.
K.Blu Resort 2014 collection will be available from September 1, 2014. Shop the Resort 2014 and Spring Summer 2014 collection at www.kblu.com. For more information, follow the brand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KBLUswim, Twitter @kbluswim and Instagram @kbluswim.