I was in Bangkok back in December for a short trip to round up the year with my boyfriend. We put up in the handsome and awesome Tenface hotel, with a lovely little pool that unexpectedly put another to-do in my already too-long list for the city: buy a swimsuit. This little search brought Virgin Daisies to light, in the Siam Paragon department store.
Virgin Daisies is a swimwear and lingerie brand designed and made in Thailand. You’d hear nothing of revolutionary quick dry/ slimming/ shaping or what not typical of high street or sport swimwear brands. Only boys want to know about that sort of stuff, right? So for all the R&D that they didn’t invest in and we don’t care for, they more than made up for it with design.
Their pieces are styled in a girly vintage fashion that has been all over Bangkok for a few seasons now, with peplums, frills and cut outs that brands like Disaya have rampantly popularized. Somewhat formulaic in that aspect to gain fast fans locally, but still I managed to pick out some no-frills pieces:
My favourite is this sleeved and colour-blocked suit, made in a fuzzy textured fabric reminiscent of a soft terry cloth:
These would definitely double up as going out clothes – if they fit. I wish I could say that I got me a piece, but they are characteristically small (as with most clothing from Thailand), available only in S and M, and most items come without lining and padding. I think I might just look here for some other options.