TAMARINDO COMMUNITY TALK Beach Fashion comes to Tamarindo
Cultural globalization refers to the transmission of ideas and values around the world. This process is shown by the consumption of information that has been disseminated by the Internet, TV, and international travel. In Tamarindo town we find tourism from all over the world being welcome by international locals. Fashion in this little town can be a reflection of what happens in the rest of the world. For this summer ancestral garments have become new typologies in beachwear. From the Middle East to Latin America, civilizations have created religious and aristocratic clothing that overtime, transformed themselves as prototypes for the fashion industry. Many designers have reconstructed these costumes through the years to show their versatility and unlimited possibilities. Kimonos, ponchos and kaftans feature this year’s beach fashion. Especially recommended for travelling these three timeless outfits reflect a bohemian but sophisticated look for cosmopolitan women.
The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment. The word "kimono" literally means "thing to wear". Kimonos are T- shaped, straight-lined robes with long, wide sleeves. Historically, this garment with multiple layers and tight wrapping have been viewed by some as restricting a woman's mobility and keeping her subservient to men. How did it change to become a sexy and comfortable beach outfit that shows women’s curves and enhance their beauty? If your summer budget is only for one piece, that one piece should be a kimono. You can wear it over swimwear to go to the beach or lunch at the pool. Over denim shorts and white tees to go shopping around town or on the sunset cruise. You can recycle it later as a jacket in the evening for going out for dinner over a black sundress.
Ponchos have been used by the Native American peoples of the Andes since pre-Hispanic times and are now considered typical South American garments. The Poncho is essentially a single large sheet of fabric with an opening in the center for the head. It used to be a winter coat that looks more like a blanket but the “beach poncho” became a simple outfit to go to the beach. It is the easiest thing to throw on when you are in a hurry and ready for cover-up if there is a change in the weather report. It also looks incredible over jeans to head the city. A versatile piece of clothing, especially when you are travelling in Costa Rica.
A kaftan or caftan is a variant of the robe or tunic that have been worn by several cultures around the world for thousands of years. In the 1950s, fashion designers such as Christian Dior and Balenciaga adopted the kaftan as a loose evening gown or robe in their collections. American hippie fashions of the late 1960s and the 1970s often drew from ethnic styles, including kaftans. Perfect for covering up in the sunshine but chic enough for cocktails after sunset, a kaftan is the essential holiday must-pack. Bedecked with exclusive prints, intricate embroidery and subtle details and are ready to suit every glam getaway. Kaftans are something that can go well on every age group and any type of body. Perfect for your vacations in Tamarindo is the special outfit to discover this incredible town.
Written by Patricia Sterman - Azul Profundo Boutique
Azul Profundo Boutique offers individually designed mix and match bikinis, apparel, accessories, sandals.