GIVE SWIMWEAR A COLOUR SPLASH!

Fun and colour­ful beach­wear is in this sea­son. Here’s what you can wear to a pool party

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - HT City | Lifestyle - Ak­shata Shetty htc­ity@hin­dus­tan­times.com ■

It’s that time of the year when a lit­tle sun tan won’t hurt any­one. For the beach bums and wa­ter ba­bies, this is the ideal time to pick your favourite swimwear and go for a va­ca­tion to the sea­side. For a long time, swim­suit styles were limited to monoki­nis or biki­nis, but with time, de­sign­ers across the globe have been ex­per­i­ment­ing with pat­terns and colours. “Mail­lot and high-waisted biki­nis in di­ag­o­nal colour­block­ing or drapes work peren­ni­ally for the In­dian body type with am­ple sup­port and cov­er­age. For those who want to ex­per­i­ment, strate­gi­cally cut out triki­nis, with one shoul­der sup­port, are the best op­tions,” says Shivan Bhatiya of the de­signer duo Shivan & Nar­resh.

While the colour black has al­ways been a safe bet, de­sign­ers sug­gest myr­iad shades and hues to brighten your beach diaries. “While clas­sic black is al­ways a good op­tion, team­ing it with soft con­trasts such as corals and pinks works ex­cep­tion­ally for those who have caramel skin tones. Also, solid colours such as yel­low, blue, and eclec­tic prints with dark un­der­tones also suit the In­dian skin tone,” says Bhatiya.

While you can opt from a va­ri­ety of styles in var­i­ous colours and pat­terns, de­sign­ers sug­gest that one needs to be care­ful while pick­ing a swim­suit, es­pe­cially when it comes to the ma­te­rial you opt for. “When it comes to the fab­ric, it is im­por­tant to en­sure it is chlo­rine re­sis­tant and sun­tan re­sis­tant. Also, our swim­suits are made in spe­cially de­signed tummy tucker fab­rics to en­hance the In­dian body type,” says de­signer Nidhi Mu­nim.

Who doesn’t like a good fit? De­signer Nar­resh Kukreja (of Shivan & Nar­resh) is of the opin­ion that tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced ma­te­ri­als such as Ital­ian jer­seys, which dry quickly, are re­sis­tant to harm­ful ul­tra­vi­o­let sun rays, sun­screen and body-oil, are ideal for a has­sle-free swim ex­pe­ri­ence and the In­dian sum­mer. “This sum­mer we will see ’70s retro touches with wildlife in­spired prints and new-age tex­tures like leather for a glam­orous ap­peal. You can also look out for colour­blocked mail­lots and biki­nis that have lus­trous tech­niques,” adds Kukreja.

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