The idea of ‘Summer’ in most parts of Africa is an interesting one – because we enjoy the benefits
(and woes) of the perfect, blazing sun all year round. How, then, do we relate to the rest of the world when the mid-year buzz comes around?
But it’s really all about the feeling of Summer, isn’t it? The prospects of lavish holidaying abroad, fresh fashion trends, and a shocking rise in good vibes on social media. If for that alone, it’s worth celebrating!
Something else that makes the Summer season deserving of all reverence is swimsuits – in every shape, colour and cut. The best thing about swimwear fashion today, for African women and girls, is the variety of choice, now more within our grasp than ever before. These are designs by black people, for black women.
Presenting to you the 12 swimsuits you need, this season:
Paris Bikini Top and Bottoms, Rue 107, $30
AFIA, Ashanti Swimwear, £69.99
Wolf & Whistle Fishnet and Frill Eco Bardet, Playful Promises, $58.50
Khira Bikini Bottoms, Andrea Iyamah, $31.97
Wolf & Whistle Eco Jessica Bikini Bottoms, Playful Promises, $20.80
Sienna Set, B Fyne, $165.99
Venice Swimsuit, Swank Blue, $58
Sofia Deep V Belted One Piece, lemlem, $250
Char, B Fyne, $120.99
Rachel One Piece, Andrea Iyamah, $53.91
Gold/White Point Guard Bandeau, Nakimuli, $17.50
Bunny Tie Crop Top Mint Curve, Playful Promises, $36.40