Because when we mention swimwear we're no longer just talking about triangle bikini tops. Beachwear has become way more versatile and inclusive than that.

With these brands becoming so much more high fashion, it was only a matter of time until wearing the top half of your two-piece with a pair of high-waisted pants became trés normal.

It totally makes sense, considering the bralette is also an ideal peekaboo item that can be dressed up or down.

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And I'm not just talking about bikinis, monokinis or whatever other 'kini here, your kaftans, sarongs, woven bags and flip-flops deserve some daytime glam off the sand too.

Take for example this kaftan which was part of the Georgine S/S '15 collection. When paired with white denims it goes from 'stroll on the beach' to 'strutting in the street'.

Joburgers will also be glad to know that they can jump on this trend too, even if they're not attending any pool parties as beachwear, in general, is actually suitable for many summer occasions... even when you live in a city that has no beach.

So what are your options?

Put the 'suit' in swimsuit


Halter one piece swimsuit, R399 from Spree.

Cross shoulder bikini top, R229 at H&M.

With matching bottoms for that Winnie Harlow effect (above), R149 also at H&M.

Make it match

It's not often that one finds a pair of jeans or pants which matches their bikini tops.

But these may do the trick:

Bleached frill dree jeans, TOPSHOP.

Is your bikini top red? Shop this pair of denims at Zara.

Trade sandals for flip-flops


A pair of tropical or nautical Havaianas.

And while you're at it, get a straw bag from your local crafts market, or this woven backpack from Pichulik.

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Or one of these from Indigenous in Woodstock, Cape Town.

A kaftan = A complete outfit


Chiffon kaftan, R349 at H&M.

Or this maxi kaftan, R349 from Spree.

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