When it comes to bikinis, there are very rarely any new styles. After all, there’s only so much one can do to jazz up the waterproof equivalent of underwear.
But in a sea of triangle, bandeau and underwired bikini tops, a brand spanking new style has now made an appearance – and Instagram is already all over it. Of course.
’80s-inspired, the unique silhouette features wire detail in the shape of a V, which might make you do a double take at first, but give it a minute and you’ll soon want to wear one, pronto.
Created by Australian brand Bamba Swim, it hasn’t taken long for the affordable £43.35 design to catch on.
Not only is the style refreshingly unique, but the silhouette helps to accentuate your assets.
“With an understanding of the female body in all forms, B A M B A is designed to incorporate the high-rise, cheeky cuts and bold colours to accentuate your assets,” the brand states on its website.
With styles ranging from cherry red to jet black and pure white, Bamba’s best-selling Vino top also has every colour covered.
A multitude of models and cool girls on the ‘gram have been quick to give the minimal aesthetic their seal of approval, including Victoria’s Secret model Gizele Oliveira.
Hai Swim, an LA-based label, founded by 19-year-old fashion student Marcelle Barbosa, mixes swimwear, art and streetwear.
“My brand shows that bikinis are not only made for the beach,’ Hai told the Standard. ‘Their simplicity and elevated style allow women to wear them whenever with whatever.”
Hai Swim’s take on the V bar bikini won’t be out until later this month, but women are already styling Bamba’s existing designs into Instagrammable street style looks. See below.
Hello beautiful people!!! How are you today?! What are you up to? Somehow I managed to get to the gym this morning for a PT (was a struggle lol, my upper body is so rubbish) and then took Lola for a walk (in the rain) and I’m now snuggled up at home doing a little bit of work with Netflix on in the background. Ngl I’m gunna look for holidays bc I’m fed up of this horrible weather already 😫 literally haven’t been able to shoot since I’m back so more bikini photos it is!!! ~ Hands up if you struggled with feelings of guilt this Easter weekend? 🙋🏼♀️ I know there can be a lot of feelings of guilt around food at Easter time so I just wanted to say if you felt bad for eating chocolate for breakfast or for going back for seconds of an Easter roast… -Remember YOU are the only one judging yourself. The guilt is most likely linked to the restrictions you have placed on yourself. You have the power to change your mindset. When you accept and own your food choices & stop beating yourself up it makes things a whole lot easier I promise 💗 -Remember food is just food. It is neither good or bad and eating certain foods ie. chocolate certainly does not make you bad. -You are ALLOWED to overindulge at Easter! -You do not have to eat perfectly all the time -A day of eating more than usual or even a whole weekend will NOT make you gain lots of weight. -Don’t study your body in the mirror after overindulging, be gentle with it. -Did you enjoy eating it?! Great!!! When you’re older you won’t look back at all the Easter eggs you didn’t enjoy… you’ll look back at the times you ate them all and then sat down for an amazing roast with the family or went to your boyfriends house and drank endless glasses of wine with his family *cough the last one was me* I hope those little tips helped!!! Love you all 💗 (you can shop my bikini and sunnies here: http://liketk.it/2vdFX) @social_luxe x @villa_manggo #liketkit #bali #canggu #villamanggo
So, there you have it, the cool girl swimwear item of the summer. Sure, you could come away with a few dodgy tan lines, but hey, no one ever said being on-trend was easy.