A while ago ethnic swimwear brands were beyond our grasp, the idea of wearing ankara or any other tribal African print as swimwear was merely a concept we couldn’t wrap our heads around.
Fast forward to right now ethnic/tribal/ankara (choose your pick) swimwear has soon become a must have in our swimwear drawers thanks to a few brands who have risen to the occasion by providing us with beautiful, intricately cut and stylish swimwear pieces in a plethora of bold and vibrant colors, prints and styles.
Though a number of brands are steadily pursuing this aesthetic, 3 brands out of Africa, 2 Nigerian ( Bfyne & Andrea Iyamah) and one Ghanaian (Olori Swim which was formerly called Redstar Express) stand out. They have charmed and stunned their way into the hearts and minds of people; ‘plain janes’, fashionistas, bloggers and celebrities alike with their all so stylish pieces that range from one-piece swimsuits to two-piece bikinis, highwaisted bottoms, cut-outs and more all of which have one thing is common, Ethnic prints.
So without further ado, here’s the reason( in pictures) why the internet loves these 3 ethnic swimwear brands so much they’re willing to pay a premium to cup one or more of their pieces. To find out more details about these ethnic swimwear brands and other African swimwear brands we love, read here
Shop Bfyne here
ANDREA IYAMAH SWIMWEAR
Shop Andrea Iyamah Swimwear here
Shop Olori Swim here