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Dunnas- Sexy Swimwear to Compliment Curves of all Kinds

Dunnas by Francesca Magnani

When did you come up with the idea of bikinis & beachwear?

I have always been passionate about fashion, even if my background was in architecture. Everything started after I married my Brazilian husband. I started travelling to Brazil quite frequently. And, in Brazil bikinis are considered a cult. The colours and designs of Brazilian swimwear fascinated me. Brazilian bikinis are colourful, sexy and innovative. They are very different from traditional bikinis. This inspired me.

Why did you choose the name Dunnas?

In Portuguese Dunnas means dunes, generally understood as sand dunes. However, for us, this referred to the curves of the female body.

Can you specify the meaning behind your slogan “BE FASHION DIFFERENTLY”?

Be Fashionable Differently means being the person that appreciates a product not only for its look , but also for its quality. Manufacturing in Italy and Brazil has very high quality standards, and our fabrics last for years. Our products are made to last, unlike some other brands.

Where do you find inspiration for your creations? Who or what inspired you to create this collection?

It’s very hard to say what inspires me, or rather, it is easy; everything I see or feel inspires me. In winter season, the need for a hot summer stimulates ideas for new collections. Music and food are also key to igniting my creativity.

What are your target markets?

We sell in various countries, but mainly in Europe (Portugal, France, Spain, UK and Italy). We also sell in Brazil and Japan, and this year we have started selling in the USA and Australia.

Can you describe your collection using 3 words?

Sexy, Fresh and Inspiring

What is your favourite piece of the collection?

My favourites are High waist bikinis and our Brazilian cut bikinis collection, sexy swimwear that is much appreciated in Italy, and very on trend.

Dunnas Brazilian Bikinis

Dunnas Brazilian Bikinis

Dunnas Handmade Bracelets

Dunnas Handmade Bracelets

When did you launch?

I launched my first collection in 2012.

Where would you like to see your business in the next 12 months? What is next for you?

We would like to expand into more countries, and to launch new products. We are about to launch a new swimwear collection in April/May. The new collection is made in Italy, and it’s for mature women. It was designed in particular for women who underwent the removal of their breasts due to cancer. We are very excited about our new, innovative collection.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to start a business like yours?

Never give up! The swimwear market is very competitive. So, it is vital that you look not just in your own country, or nearby, but also overseas.

What are the challenges you faced when launching your new products?

As our product originated in Brazil, we had difficulty with standard sizes and finding styles that could be used across different cultures and countries. The bottom garments proved especially challenging to perfect.
In addition, when launching a new collection it is always very hard to make all designs a reality, and have the outcome live up to the idea. Compromise is sometimes key to success.

Is there anything you would recommend for designers starting up to avoid?

Never focus purely on items that you personally like. Remember that people think differently from you, and the aim is to create a collection suitable for your target market, and with a broader appeal.

Where is your favourite beach and why?

My favourite beach is Spiaggia Degli Urbani in the Marche region of Italy. It’s quiet and the waters are clear. The perfect beach for relaxing and going for a swim.

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Spiaggia degli Urbani – Marche – Italy


Spiaggia degli Urbani view- Marche – Italy

What is your favourite personal quote?

When I feel sad and I need to get motivated I remind myself this:
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” [Zig Ziglar]

What is your favourite colour?

Red…all the way!

Swimwear Fashion Summer 2014 – Lights, Camera Splash Action

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swimwear fashionIs Fashion Swimwear for Me?

Some of you may not consider yourselves to be fashionistas, but when it comes to women’s swimwear, there is something for everyone. No matter what shape, size, worries, budget or occasion, the swimwear fashions of 2014 can make you look and feel great. Continue reading

Bikinis and Two Pieces Swimwear – Can You Pull It Off?

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Don’t think that bikinis are reserved just for those with curves in all the right places or with model figures. There are so many styles of bikini available, and there really is a style to suit everyone. Fashion has progressed to incorporate all kinds figures and patterns to help you look good and be ‘on trend’.

If you have curves in all the right places or a model figure, then the bikini can certainly help you to flaunt your assets. String bikinis and Brazilian bikinis are the most revealing and figure hugging styles. So, you can flash some flesh and get all the attention you desire. Continue reading

Bikinis and Brazilian Swimwear – Flash Some Flesh With Flare!

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Bikinis come in a variety of styles and modesty levels. But, the teeny bikini has been around for decades. It is simply the choice and trends that have changed. Those with oodles of confidence or simply a toned body have braved the skimpy bikini for decades. Continue reading

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The New Trend is the Microkini but Are There Any Alternatives?


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We’ve all seen them, the woman (or even man!) who feels the need to strut around with a micro bikini (microkini) with the tiniest amount of clothes on- no matter who is on the beach. While this is a nightmare for parents of young children, it is perfect for those who despise tan lines. In fact there is even such a thing as the seekini which is a completely transparent bikini, while this is only for the bravest of tanners there are other options if you don’t want to bare all on the beach. Continue reading

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The Beauty of the Brazilian Bikini

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Cheecky, sexy Brazilian bikini

It is often said that the Brazilian bikini captures the essence of the country with which it is associated – cheeky, sexy, and utterly fashionable. The flamboyance of this particular style of bikini is primarily caused by the narrow cut bottom, which allows more flesh to be revealed to admiring passers-by. With Fashion Rio having kicked off earlier this month showcasing the very latest in styles of the bikini for this season, the Brazilian bikini has never had so much attention. The introduction of warrior chic styles with silver breastplates and metalwork skirts to the catwalk caused fashion headlines all over the world to focus attention back onto the Brazilian bikini. Continue reading

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Does anyone else remember that summer when all of a sudden, that same pattern of floral swimwear was everywhere?

It started off demurely poking out of a few gossip magazines on celebrities, but it quickly gathered momentum and turned into a tidal wave of florally themed beachwear. Everyone had snatched it up with glee, thrilled by the prospect of their designer swimwear being at the forefront of a new, daring trend. After all, it was floral. Before its big revival, floral print had its place firmly between toddler clothing and ironic opp-shopping, and that’s where it stayed, synonymous with a musty old-people smell. Continue reading

Aquazy: introducing new Beach Items to Australia

It’s time to update the way you shop for online swimwear. The newly launched Aquazy.com offers a selected range of international designers and brands, bringing you the latest trends. Aquazy features  that is locally made, high quality and affordable: perfect for the fashion forward woman.

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Brazilian swimwear with moderate coverage

Aquazy is the new boutique online swimwear store that is redefining the standards of women’s swimwear in Australia, revolutionizing both the quality and choice available on the market. From bandeau bikinis to one piece swimwear, and from high-performance training swimwear to the classy monokini, Aquazy has a selected range of styles to fit and flatter everyone. Continue reading

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