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:: Spotlight :: Risky Swimwear leaves nothing to imagination

By: Lisa Maree Stuart

With the great rise in debate of bmi on international catwalks the small start up Melbourne label Risky Swimwear shows the rest how it is done with the use of healthy swimwear models to strut their stuff at a recent V.I.P parade hosted by The Loft and Spiral PR on a cold Saturday night in the city.

Designers, Lisa and Stephen Tait, who draw from a background in manufacturing, may not be conscious of the impact their label Risky Swimwear can make as positive role model for generations who are struggling to see healthy bodies represented in today’s media. As well as promoting a healthy sexy image their parade kicked off with a range of vibrant coloured one pieces and bikinis with a practical edge that would keep you looking fashionably fabulous even while being an active beach babe.

Turquoise blues, vivid purples, jewelled blacks and animal print combos designed in a bond ‘esk’ fashion set the vibe for the parade even if there was a little rushing after a very long kick off wait. Favourite pieces were the plunging neckline of the leopard print one piece with magenta trim. Zebra print bikini with thick adjustable canary yellow belt, and the three-piece bandeau styled print bikini with duel coloured bandeau top and waist wrap, perfect for those days when things need a little extra covering.

Risky Swimwear exclusively designed ‘lycra covered rubber’ allows you to be more active without losing your bikini. The use of strap toggles instead of ties, and release clips for removable straps to mix match colours give you a positive point of difference when buying this swimwear.

Risky Swimwear is only available online but is hoping to open a store in Queensland sometime soon. I hear the price point might just make you stock up on more than you intended to buy!

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