Friday 25 September, 2020

The hot issue: Summer swim for everyone!

Summer's here and the beaches are open...this is the Hot Issue! (Photo: via Pinterest)

Summer's here and the beaches are open...this is the Hot Issue! (Photo: via Pinterest)

Don’t think we forgot about summer.

Yes, some have been wilting away in quarantine.

Yes, we’ve all been restricted access from beaches and rivers by the government for over two months.

However, the re-open orders have landed in the knick of time, and quarantine body or not, many of us are ready to be free in the sea.

One could argue that Jamaica does not have seasons as we live carefree in the sun all year ’round.

Others would suggest the sun is one of our national treasures – it’s always there, blazing hot as ever and only recoils at night and for showers of rain.

Well, to ensure we get the best of the summer – all while keeping safe, sanitized, and observing safety protocols – we need a few things.

Chief among these is the right swimwear.

This week’s focus is on the perfect swim for the ladies, be it a bikini, monokini, tankini – you heard right – or otherwise.

Other essentials include sunblock, sunnies, flip flops, a beach bag, the list goes on…

Sidenote: All the designers mentioned are capable of making custom fits, so, as one viewer suggested, 'big belly people' can slip into just about any design shown below.

Here’s our hot list of Caribbean swimwear designers for the ladies. Worry not gents, Stay in the loop for help finding the right pair of swim trunks.



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Broadtail Designs by Dania Beckford 


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King Pink Collections by Mellisha Grant


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Castamira by Chantel Davis


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Squarekini by Anetta Mahoney


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Keva J Swimwear


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DTS Designs Ja by Daniela Stone


In the wild of changing things, make time for what helps you to slow down and breathe.☀️

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miSimBeachBabe by Simone Michelle


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Hose Resort by Tamo Ennis


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Miakalani Swim by Brittany Johnson


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Marie Collette by Keisha Collette


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Lubica Swim by Lubica Slovak


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Chandra Maharaj Designs


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Nothing But Net by Tigerlily Hill


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Rebel Swimwear by Sian McIntosh


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Rhion Romany


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Keisha Als

Suga Apple Swim from Barbados


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FeNoel by Felicia Noel


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Rue 107 by Marie Jean-Baptiste


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Trefle Designs by Kristin Frazer


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KASS Swimwear by Keiann Corlise Johnson

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