Hey Girl, Hey! Summer is only a few weeks away and if you’re lucky, that means a slew of pool party invites, vacations on the beach or maybe even lazy evenings in a jacuzzi while sipping on a mojito. Regardless of your summer plans, you probably want to look fly and fabulous while soaking up the sun. So why not plan your slayage early and support a black entrepreneur at the same time? Don’t worry we did the work for you, and rounded up five fierce fashion swimsuit collections designed by black women.
Inspired by color, shapes, and African/ethnic prints, NAKIMULI embraces a love of self at any size, inspires sisterhood, individuality, comfort, and fierceness.
GabiFresh for Swim Sexy swimwear features supportive underwire, bra cup sizing and silhouettes fit for a queen. If you’re looking to really flaunt your curves, then you’ll want to check out the bikinis from this designer swimwear line based on all the newest trends. Sexy strap designs, cool colors and patterns all work together to flatter your every inch. High waist, low waist, you name it; you’ll be sure to find a hot bikini to strut your stuff.
OLORI is owned by Los Angeles, CA based creative power couple Ibrahim Hasan and Dunnie Onasanya- Hasan. OLORI is a reflection of their unique union blending of their American and Nigerian cultural influences. OLORI translates to “The head of , princess or queen” in English. Originating from the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria. Currently specializing in luxury swimwear for women the company’s primary mission is to celebrate the essence of African, black and melanin rich queens of all shapes and sizes. All designs are handmade utilizing only the finest quality african print fabrics and complimentary accent details.
Rue107 is on a mission is to create whimsical, fun, and statement-making clothing and swimwear for women who want to express their unique personality through their wardrobe. At the core of their business lies a foundation of celebrating sisterhood, individuality, and our customer’s right to always express themselves in their own unique and authentic way.
Plus size designer Monif Clarke has been paving the way for plus size fashion for more than 10 years. In a world where “fatkini” is a widely accepted term, it’s hard to remember when it wasn’t. Monif C., however, was one of the first plus size brands to introduce bikinis and crop sets for fatter women. These days, it’s safe to say the crop top is a staple item in most plus size wardrobes. So if you want to get ahead of the trends, shop Monif C.
What swimsuit brands do you plan to rock this summer?
Hey Girl, Hey! I’m Dāsha Guyton, an award winning Lifestyle Blogger and Wardrobe Stylist based in Hyde Park, Chicago. More importantly, I’m a body positive warrior and self-love advocate on a mission to help you curate experiences and a wardrobe you love. To get to know me and this blog better start here. You can also find my styling advice here on the blog and featured in every issue of Modest Truth Mag. Enough about me, let’s connect on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.