Strong Suit: The ‘Rose’ Strapless Monokini by Sinesia Karol

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Photograph by JJ Miller

Strut the shore this month in a strapless monokini from local designer Sinesia Karol. Born in Brazil, Karol learned how to cut and sew samples from her beachwear-making mother, and later took classes at Boston’s School of Fashion Design. In 2012 she started her own swimsuit line not in the tropics but right here in sun-starved Waltham, where she dreams up vibrantly printed bikinis and caftans sold at stores here and abroad. Especially alluring are anything but basic one-piece suits like this one, which features an all-over textured floral pattern and asymmetrical cutouts. “They don’t have to look like Speedos,” Karol reminds us. 

“Rose” swimsuit, $352, the Tannery.