Jamaican Bathing Suits, contributed in part by Shermaine Anderson-Gayle
Jamaicans love going to the beach. In fact, it is a part of traditional Jamaican custom for families to get together and go to the beach on holidays.
It is also common practice for Jamaicans to swim in whatever we feel comfortable in, for example just t-shirts and merinos.
Today though, we have much more fashion oriented swimsuit lines, and they come in all shapes, styles, sizes and colours. The most outstanding colours are the distinctive reggae or the Rastafarian colours; red, green and black, and the Jamaica flag colours; red, green and gold (yellow).
The fabrics vary; there are nylon, lycra, crochet and spandex - you name it we have it. The styles are from moderately sexy to endearingly sexy in bikinis, tankinis, one piece, thongs, boy shorts, and dresses with attached shorts or panties.
Jamaican craft makers are adept at hand-crafting elegant and sexy bathing suits, crochet-styled, every day. Crochet is a form of knitting using a special needle and thread doing knots and loops. These type of bathing suits can be made to order in whatever style and colour the customer chooses.
Bear in mind though that many, if not most, of popular 'Jamaican' bathing suits are not necessarily products of Jamaica. Many are made outside of Jamaican by persons not necessarily from, or associated with, Jamaica and may just be capitalizing on the 'Jamaica' brand name.
If and when you come to Jamaica though, choose a 'real' Jamaican bathing suit that matches your preference, style and comfort -and perhaps equally important, one that compliments your body and enjoy our pristine Jamaican beaches.
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