We understand if you’ve repressed those childhood memories of mandatory rashies, but IdleBird’s collection of UPF50+ swimwear brings the heat back to sun-safe beachwear.
With prices starting from $120, their spring summer 2015 range will take you from the sand to the bar with stylish ease.
Choose from a small but versatile range of colours and styles, including tunics, tanks and dresses with chic embellishments, like bronze and chrome zippers, and on-trend prints.
Brisbane girl and IdleBird founder, Kara Chiconi, understands the garments will never remove the need for sunscreen but, thanks to the UPF50+ fabrics, you can guarantee sun protection wherever the designs are covering you.
Kara says her designs can offer additional protection with a little “poolside or cafe pizzaz at the same time”.
“The pieces offer movement and versatility so you can flit between the beach, poolside, the park and the bar and still look your best,” she says.
“The high quality UPF50+ fabrics are incredibly lightweight so they feel beautiful against the skin but are still able to withstand the wear and tear of an active outdoor lifestyle.
“A lot of effort was put into sourcing top quality fabrics that offer UFP50+ protection, are quick dry and chlorine resistant, but also feel fantastic to wear.
Look out for the second release later this summer, including pants, shorts and capes.