UK Swimwear has announced the launch of a new style of swimwear for women – the skirtini.
Following the growing demand for more modest swimwear styles that offer superior coverage to traditional bikini and one-piece styles, the skirtini is designed as a conventional swimsuit with a skirt fitted into the design.
Skirted swimsuits are currently the fastest growing sector of the swimwear and beachwear industries. However this style is offered by only a few fashion houses. The best selling brand sold by UK Swimwear with skirted styles is Gottex.
Swim dresses are proving popular as they are both eye-catching and flattering, particularly for curvy women or those who wish to cover up blemishes or problem areas.
Skirt-style swimsuits may be increasing in popularity, but they are not an entirely new design. 1930s images of women’s swimwear recently released by the Museum of London archives show a number of styles with skirts from retailers including Harrods, Debenhams, and Swan and Edgar.
Gottex skirtinis are available from ukswimwear.com, priced from £104.95.