For what it's worth, this past year has certainly reminded us to cherish life's small luxuries; namely, the art of 'dressing up'. Although not every event or daily errand calls for a New Year's Eve-worthy party frock, this season, we're celebrating such extravagance in smaller doses. Enter summer's most unexpected, but certainly welcomed beach trend – sparkly swimwear.
While the safety and comfort of a staple black bikini or perfectly fitted one-piece should never go unnoticed, it's now time for you to embrace your wild side. Besides, when has a little sparkle ever hurt anyone? Glistening sun-soaked skin and an equally dazzling piece of swimwear to match. The two practically go hand in hand.
Whether you have managed to escape to a tropical holiday destination, or simply wish to revamp your swimwear collection for beach and poolside lounging, we're sharing our favourite designers behind the sparkly swimwear trend.
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With its origins in the Caribbean Coast of Venezuela, Sara Cristina is a celebration of the classic and the opulent. This union comes to fruition through designs that are both humble and eccentric, backed by a holistic approach by the brand that prioritises quality at every stage. Merging experimental design with considered and attentive fabric selection, Sara Cristina's swimwear and aprés swim pieces are anything but ordinary.
Some of our favourite selects include the high-rise Arena Bikini in silver, for a more relaxed embrace of sparkly swimwear. If you're prepared to dive straight in, the Pearl Top leaves no room for subtlety.
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Although a European summer holiday to the Amalfi coastline may be off the cards for the foreseeable future, Italian swimwear brand Oséree instantly transports us with its celebration of quality and tradition with a modern approach. Made in Italy and designed for the modern woman, the brand's designs are effortlessly unique and elegantly bold.
We simply can't look past Oséree's Lumière collection for its eye-catching assortment of swimwear and complimentary resort wear.
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Homegrown and now cult swimwear brand Triangl has always had its finger firmly on the pulse of beachwear trends. Which, is why it comes as no surprise that the brand's sparkly swimwear offering is stellar. Garnering the affection of queen J.Lo, Triangl's high-quality, colourful designs always turn heads. Their 'sparkle' range is available in nine different colours and multiple styles, making it impossible to choose just one.