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Staying sun smart on the beach and in the pool during a hot Aussie summer is a must. And great Aussie labels are showing the way in the style stakes, making sun sensible wetwear as stunning to behold as it is good for you.

Introducing SunSoaked - very chic sun protective swimwear. The brain child of the lovely Kate, based in hot-as Brisbane. Kate has taken the basic rashie for women to a whole other level. We first found out about this exciting new sun sensible range through the inspiring Emma from Dear Melanoma who was raving about how gorgeous it was. So we explored, met Kate and now are stocking SunSoaked for the first time this 2016-17 summer. Thanks Em!

"Kate's first priority was to re-invent the traditionally masculine and sporty rashie into something much more feminine and appealing to women. Coining the term 'swim top' Kate's design incorporates the practicalities of a sun protective garment with a fashion aesthetic."

Her sun smart range is made from luxurious Italian lycra that's so silky soft on. Of the highest possible UV rating (50+ UPF) in stunning prints, colours and styles, now there is no reason to avoid covering up from the sun. Consider it an investment piece in your health.

And here's a bit more about Sunsoaked's amazing Italian Fabric, Wonder by Jersey Lomellina. "Wonder is characterised by a soft, light feel which is ultra-thin yet highly protective. Made from two way stretch this high-tech fabric fits smoothly on the body giving a sleek, ultra-flattering effect. With excellent shaping power your garment will retain it's fit over time. It boasts the highest standards having passed all of the strict tests to meet the LYCRA®beauty and LYCRA®beauty for swimwear criteria which provide the ultimate in terms of comfort and shaping power. Incorporating Xtra Life LYCRA® makes Wonder highly resistant to chlorine (10 times more effective than fabrics made with ordinary stretch fibre), suntan creams and oils so your swimwear will maintain it's shape recovery power much longer." Ta-da!

"SunSoaked caters for a broad range of sun protection needs from those women needing to cover up for health reasons to those wanting to protect themselves from the damaging and ageing effects of the sun. With many first time rashie wearers Kate is pleased to be making a contribution to skin cancer awareness and education and to be influencing women to take care of their skin by covering up."

Sequins and Sand is proud to have SunSoaked in it's Sun Smart stable. There are long and short sleeve swim tops (rashies), cute as zip up onepiece swimsuits and the even cuter and so hard to find stylish Swim Shorts (a personal favourite) for those long beach walks, days in the sun and then heading in for a dip! They're a great alternative to those blokey boardies girls!

This year, Kate has extended her sizing up to a 24. Yay!

We hope you love SunSoaked and enjoy the benefits of looking stunning without harming or irritating your skin.

Thanks Kate. Love your work. Happy sun safe summer everyone!

Anita & The Girls @
Sequins and Sand

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