Melissa C. Koh x Kini Swimwear

Racing her way to the top of the style stakes, Melissa C. Koh designed a standout two piece in a mixture of prints and stripes all in fabulous monochrome. Melissa is a model, entrepreneur and even runs her own fashion line so she certainly earned her beach escape this year and what better to take to the beach than your very own custom Kini?! Especially when it is this stunning.

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Melissa designed her swimwear using our racer top and skinny pant, a perfect choice for an athletic figure as the racer top cuts accross your figure at the perfect place, breaking up the illusion of straight lines and creating curves and the lower slung waist of the pant will further flatter your figure, again breaking the straight aesthetic. For more advice on wearing the racer top no matter your body shape, take a quick read here.

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Monochrome is always a fashionable and elegant choice, and it has been a firm favorite for swimwear this season as seen on these stunning minimalist pieces by Kiara King from Lion in the Wild and Lisa Hamilton from See Want Shop. Melissa is also a fan of all things black and white and we really love the way she has mixed up her prints, adding a edgy twist to the classic trend.

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Teaming vertical stripes, horizontal stripes, block colour and simple print may seem like a challenging task, but the cohesive colour scheme seamlessly blends all of these styles and creates a truly unique piece. Using different prints and colours on your racer top is also a great tip for athletic or pear shaped girls as it will widen your torso and bust helping to emphasize your curves.

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We love Melissa’s bespoke design and how she has experimented with clashing different prints. Have a go at creating your very own unique Kini piece in our design room now, we can’t wait to see what ideas you have!

Georgie Morris

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