Sizzle this swimsuit season


RESORT GODDESS:VADA by SIVADA “The Resort Goddess collection”

Swim season is here and there are many options on offer to rock this summer in a costume that suits your shape and size. From the ongoing onepiece swimsuit trend to sporty cut-away bikinis and extreme cut-outs in solid and tropical prints, it’s going to be a sizzling
beach season.

Here is a round-up of some of our favourites to inspire you during your beach apparel shopping trip. South Africa’s online fashion retailer VADA has launched its SS’17’ Resort Goddess collection featuring the favourite, classic one-piece swimsuit in sultry reds and feminine pastel hues. The designs are flattering feminine silhouettes for those who do not wish to flash too much skin.


VADA by SIVADA “The Resort Goddess collection”

The collection also features delicate chiffon throwovers for lounging by the pool.
Order from their website: http://www. Also view the collection
on Instagram @vadabysivada


VADA by SIVADA “The Resort Goddess collection”

Beach Cult by SDR Photo.jpgBeachCult by Joanna Hedley. Photo by SDR Photo 

BeachCult is the debut swimwear collection by designer Joanna Hedley, whose perfectly fitted, barely-there creations were showcased at last year’s Africa Fashion Week in London and at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg (MBFWJ) in March.

The collection features high waist and high-cut bottoms, as well as strap, crochet and mesh detailing. The prints used used are by Cape Town artists and illustrators Emijl De Kock and Jade Klara.

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BeachCult by Joanna Hedley. Photo by SDR Photo 

“The collection is inspired by the dichotomy of the human form in nature, which is realised both by our natural world themed prints, alongside our neutral plains, says Hedley.
“It is a local, edgy taste on luxe swimwear and is inspired by and aimed at young at heart, confident women who are comfortable in their own skin, and looking for something striking”, she says.

To view Hedley’s collection visit and Instagram @beachcult.

The Mismatched bikini
A matching bikini top and bottom is cute, however a mismatched bikini also looks good when styled correctly. Don’t be afraid to pair clashing colours and prints.



Shoes:  Your beach outfit requires the perfect foot gear that is both comfortable and stylish. Brazilian brand Havaianas recently held their SS17 event showcasing their latest range of flip flops and espadrilles. The shoes are available in colourful and quirky designs, including florals, nautical patterns and quirky comic designs.

* Visit Havaianas at the V&A Waterfront or shop online at

Swim Trunks: Loud, colourful and busy board shorts remain a top favourite for men who want to swim in style.

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Granadilla Swim. Photo by Aubrey Ndiweni

Granadilla Swim: Granadilla is a South African brand that lives by the maxim: “It’s always summer somewhere”.  The name “Granadilla” was inspired by the iconic ice-cream sellers on Clifton 4th Beach in Cape Town (“a granadilla lolly to make you jolly!”) where Granadilla founders Adam and Josh met several summers ago.

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Granadilla Swim. Photo by Aubrey Ndiweni
Find them at 

This piece was first published in the Cape Argus on October 19 2016. 
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