There’s still plenty of summer left, which means there’s still plenty of beach getaways and poolside relaxing to do. But just because we’re well into summer, doesn’t mean that you should compromise on your swimwear style. What to wear to the beach or pool is one of the most fraught fashion conundrums for many women, usually leading to agonizing over “bikini bodies” or “summer bodies”. Needless to say, the perfect swimwear should be the one (or three) that lets you feel confident and comfortable, wherever you are spending your summer.
Known for its refined designs and signature aesthetic, Nigerian womenswear brand Andrea Iyamah has rewritten the rules of swimwear this season to provide sensual yet elegant bathing suits for all body types. Rendered in shades that range from citrus to neutral, the brand’s swimwear is thoughtfully designed to flatter all complexions. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the latest collection is very popular and is always sure to sell out. But we’ve brought back a few of our favorites to make a stylish splash in, just in time for the rest of summer.
Nisi Olive Swimsuit
This striking olive-green one-piece Nisi swimsuit features Andrea Iyamah’s signature leaf motif in the ruffle detailing across the bust and single cross-shoulder strap, that simulates the growth patterns of vines. This suit displays the designer’s African heritage, which is combined with a classic retro aesthetic, seen mainly in the jewel-tone color and high-cut legs. With underwire, padded cups, and an adjustable shoulder strap, this suit will feel tailor made to fit you perfectly and keep you feeling comfy, while looking glamorous all summer long.
Mulan Ivory Bikini
A beautiful twist on a classic bikini, the Mulan set by Andrea Iyamah offers the chicest two-piece suit you’ll get your hands on this summer. The statement leaf-life ruffles at the sleeves and waist, which are are reference to Eve in the Garden of Eden, add a dramatic flair to the bikini, imbuing it with an elevated detail that is not usually seen in swimwear. The Mulan bikini is an excellent example of the brand’s dedication to sophisticated design, which is both of the moment and timeless.
Adan Cocoa Swimsuit
Shop the Adan Cocoa Swimsuit
Andrea Iyamah knows you can’t go wrong with a classic like the Adan swimsuit. Crafted from a stretch fabric in a chocolate shade that will complement any complexion, the sleek one-piece swimsuit is designed to sculpt your body while retaining its shape. The ruched tailoring on the sides lead to straps that can be easily adjusted to ensure a perfect and flattering fit.
Words by Eloise Johnson