It’s Summer Time, Suit Up!
I love to begin a blog post with a little quote/definition from Wikipedia: “A swimsuit, bathing suit, or swimming costume is an item of clothing designed to be worn by men, women or children while they are engaging in a water-based activity or water sports, such as swimming, water polo, diving, surfing, water skiing, or during activities in the sun, such as sun bathing” (obviously). A garment designed for purpose (i.e. sports, style or tan) with infinite manifestations: rash guard, wet suit, one piece, bikini, briefs, swim trunks etc. Some of my favorite names for bath-costume styles are the following:
Monokini- Can be a breast-exposing-kini or a one piece with lots of exposed skin.
This is a beautiful crocheted monokini from AmbikaBoutique
Tankini- A bikini with a tank top
A truly american tankini from AllAmericanBikini
Fundoshi- a tradition style of japanese underwear, often worn as a bathing suit
A lovely Ecchu Fundoshi from Sorazora, made of 100% linen
Burquini- a suit that covers the whole body except the face, the hands and the feet (enough to preserve Muslim modesty)
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Finding the perfect swimsuit is a difficult task. One must consider wearability, utility (bikinis won’t do so well at a swim meet) and look, of course. There are so many types and styles of swimsuits– Why not take full control over the best-suit-for-you issue and make your own! And, while you are at it, learn what it takes to make undies and a bra! Take this class with us:
Sewing 201- Swim Wear- Wed 6:30-9:30, May 30 – June 20 – Brooklyn location
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