Take your body to the beach, is Spree’s advice for summer 2016. It’s that simple.
With new swimsuit styles going live in the online story daily, we seek to subvert the idea that certain styles flatter certain body shapes and to encourage women to rather embrace their bodies and the spirit of summer along with it, and shop to suit their lifestyle.
Swimsuit shopping goes from stressful to fun once you forego the outdated idea that a swimsuit can make you look slimmer, taller or curvier. Instead, the focus should be on lazy days around the pool, the smell of suntan lotion, balmy evenings, sun on your face (which is liberally covered in sun-protection, naturally), and sand between your toes.
Keep your personality and lifestyle at the forefront while swimsuit shopping, SPREE’s fashion team recommends.
If you love hiking along the coast or taking part in beach games, opt for a one-piece that allows effortless movement. The classic swimsuit has been reinvented for SS16 with bold patterns, frill trims and lower backs, making it an elegant option for those who burn easily, or simply want to channel some old-world glamour.
When the first bikini made its debut in 1946, Vogue editor Diana Vreeland called it “the most important thing since the atomic bomb”. Though that was surely an overstatement, her words gain relevance in 2016 as the latest bikinis showcase both trend and technology. From balconette shaping for larger chests, to activewear styling that allows for a full workout, and new-school fabrics that showcase the latest prints, there’s a bikini to suit every woman.
If you love being at the forefront of new, easily update your swimwear game by either opting for bohemian styling – think along the lines of a crochet bikini and printed kaftan combination – or, if you’re a city girl who channels Rihanna on a daily basis, go for mesh cover-ups and insets. It’s the perfect way to bring the energy of the streets to the shore.
For further looks and ideas, visit the swimwear range on the Spree website www.spree.co.za