Nadia Jaftha. Celebrity swimsuits are the main news of recent times
Gone are the times where swimwear was a basic black halter-necked bikini.
Pool decks and beaches — well, people who are still open anyway — became the last word fashion show and because of our celebs, we will show you ways to form a splash this summer.
PELVAGE is that the NEW CLEAVAGE
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: pelvage is that the new cleavage as far as our local A-listers are concerned.
Selvage may be a mash-up of the words “pelvis” and “cleavage” and refers to the ilium, which is that the largest and uppermost part of the hip bone.
Let your ilium play peek-a-boo poolside by picking swimwear with an eye-catching cut-out like Miss SA Shudufhadzo Musida or musician Nadia Jaftha.
You could also flaunt it during a cossie with an easier design and super high-cut legs like actresses Pearl Thusi and Thulisile Phongolo. This cut can lengthen your silhouette, making you appear making you taller and your legs look endless.
TROPICAL IS TRENDING
It’s a jungle out there — a minimum of as far as swimwear cares with tropical and animal prints trending.
TV personality Bonang Matheba, Thusi, Phongolo, and models K Naomi and Blue Mbombo have all been spotted wearing leopard and snakeskin suits, while reality television star Pinky Girl and actress Ayanda Thabethe are seen sporting lush leafy designs.
DRESS IT UP
If you’d prefer a more unique style, look no further for inspiration than influencer Kefilwe Mabote’s long-sleeved bikini top and smaller bottoms. We do hope she took this gorgeous costume out for dinner by wearing it as a crop top with high-waist trousers or pencil skirt, otherwise, this look was wasted within the water.
Model Yoliswa Mqoco could also easily go from beach to bar by allowing this striking fringed swimsuit to double as a leotard. The costume has enough punch, so keeping the bottoms as simple as possible would be the thanks to going. We’d suggest pairing it with a gorgeous pleated skirt or maybe a pair of high-waist denim for a more casual look.
We love how Mqoco’s look incorporates swimwear and haute couture. If you’re not fortunate enough to have such a sartorial piece, you’ll get an identical effect by dressing up in a bold suit with costume jewelry and sunnies. Add a slick of bright, waterproof lipstick and you’re ready.