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10 Best Fashion Buys for Chic Poolside Lounging

Following the news that public and private swimming pools are allowed to reopen in Dubai (with strict Covid-19 safety rules), there’s no better time to invest in a few key fashion items to mark the occasion.

Lazy poolside lounging calls for an arsenal of necessities that are both practical and chic: a roomy tote to carry a few precious essentials (a good book, SPF, water, visor or hat), flats (stylish, comfortable and easy to slip on-and-off), sunglasses (oversized, square, cat-eye – choose the right frames for you), swimwear (a bikini or one-piece depending on how much flesh you feel like baring), and a throw-on-and-go dress or sarong (nothing too clingy – you’ll understand why after a few hours baking in the afternoon sun).


Bambah Beach / Courtesy of Bambah

Offering easy to wear and affordable vacay-ready pieces, Dubai-based fashion line Bambah has recently launched its first-ever beachwear collection. Lightweight cover-ups, kaftans, and elegant linen sets in gingham print, stripes, florals, or bold block colors are signature Bambah: elegant, feminine and cut with a vintage vibe.

“I wanted to create something extraordinary,” says founder and designer Maha Abdul Rasheed. “Something young, fresh, and flirty. I wanted the girls to be striking when the sun is shining.”


Gucci’s iconic oversized frame sunglasses are a summer essential / Courtesy of Gucci

While ‘summer holiday’ shopping might be seasonal for many, UAE residents can get real longevity from their beachwear wardrobes thanks to year-round sunshine. Take Gucci’s cult-favorite maximalist square sunglasses, which are not only primed for the pool but will become part of your everyday essentials. Those airy flat sandals? What better to go shopping in. The elegant one-piece you just had-to-have? Throw on a midi skirt or jeans and you’re set for sundown drinks. And that new bikini? Well, you’ll live in it most weekends.

To that end, here are the must-have pieces to invest in now and wear all year round…

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