KB: Shaimaa, you beautiful human! I hope you’re well and thriving as always. Can you start us off by telling us a bit about yourself? All the general details, what people should associate you with. Shaimaa: I would describe myself...
THE ART OF CRAFTING BEAUTIFUL SWIMWEAR
We began with the ambition to make the most beautiful, ethically produced modest swimsuits in the world, using only the finest Italian fabrics.
KB: Salaam Sumi! To start off, can you tell us a bit about yourself? Just the general details, nothing too deep yet (we’ll get there)... SUMI: So my proper name is Sumaiya Saiboub (Sumi), but my parents have been calling me...
LYRA Burkini - Confidence in Covering
Choosing to cover in settings where women are normally not can not only be daunting, but can impact one’s self-esteem or value. In today’s society, covering one’s figure - whatever the reason, goes against the norms of many communities, and is often perceived as a negative thing. The judgments or confusion can make women uncomfortable when in these settings, especially places where swimwear is worn.
In the summertime, and especially this summer as lockdowns are easing in some countries - many people will be making their way to beaches and outdoor spaces to finally enjoy some well-earned fresh air. This includes those of us who choose to cover in our swimwear choices, opting for burkinis or fully-covered swimwear. Similarly to everyday clothing, the more confident you feel in your choices, the more confidently you will be able to carry yourself when out in the world.
The first part of confidence when it comes to covering, is knowing your why, and having conviction in it. Whatever reason you choose to cover is yours alone, and knowing and understanding yourself and your decisions is the main way to confidently express them to others. When it comes to appearance, the better you look by your own standards, the better you feel. When you dress in clothing that makes you feel good about yourself, you’re able to carry yourself in a way that people don’t question your confidence in yourself and your choices.
The same applies when choosing modest or protective swimwear. Until these last few years, the choices were extremely limited and relatively unflattering to say the least. Thankfully that is now changing - as covered women took matters into their own hands, creating options that represented them and countless other women. When it comes to modest swimwear, the opportunities are endless, and the options of design and innovation should not be viewed as limited. As every individual has their own unique style in everyday wear, so should they in swimwear - whatever their preference of coverage.
LYRA has a swimwear option for every kind of woman, whatever your style. Choose what will make you feel confident and most like yourself - so you can enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities this summer without limitation.
Shop LYRA for a wonderfully unique collection of modest swimsuits made exclusively with the highest quality Italian fabrics. Our modest swimsuits (Burkinis) offer feminine designs and silhouettes, making you feel beautiful without compromising on coverage, practicality and comfort. At LYRA, we appreciate that every woman is different, with a sense of what she feels comfortable in, without compromising on looking and feeling good. Whether that’s lounging by a poolside, kicking it on the beach or going for a swim. Our modest/full coverage swimsuits are carefully created with this in mind, offering a range of styles and levels of coverage to suit each woman and body type.