Summer may be coming to an end, but vacay season is year-round! We’re using our PTO days and catching those good flight deals to jet-set straight to the tropical islands that have been calling out to us from our bucket lists.
Whether you’ve got an upcoming cruise or will soon be booking a stay at a luxurious all-inclusive resort, one thing is for sure–you’ll be needing to pack resort wear. The casual elegance this attire brings is ideal for enjoying the destination and all the fine amenities that come with your trip, in comfort and style. When you’re ready to shop for your next vacation, keep these Black women-owned brands in mind.
Luxury meets functionality with Akia Nicole’s robes, tunics, signature caftans, and more. Each piece is made to order and designed with the traveling woman in mind. The recently-released Desert Dream collection was inspired by the breathtaking views, natural beauty, and lush landscapes Akia encountered on a trip to Arizona. This collection uses a vibrant color palette to capture the essence of the desert.
Ndigo was founded by stylist/costume designer Waina Chancy and fashion designer Viviane Valerius. Like-minded and cultured, they wanted to create an edgy fashion brand that highlighted the beauty of fashion and art. Their pieces truly make a statement and anyone wearing them will be sure to turn heads. The pair of entrepreneurs take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of their work and in creating exceptional pieces that women will love and feel confident in.
Nigeria native Adesola Elabor created D’iyanu to provide contemporary African-inspired clothing for the whole family. D’iyanu’s resort wear is designed in breathable stretch cotton to keep you cool and dry with styles that easily transition from day to night. In addition to dresses, crop tops, and shorts, the brand offers one and two-piece bathing suits that can be worn with matching kimonos.
A to Z Collection
When sisters-in-law Ashley Billings and Zoe Baker started A+Z Collection in 2021, they envisioned versatile and affordable resort wear that could be worn to the beach, brunch, or dinner. Both lovers of travel and fashion, with their boutique, they aim to offer luxury vacation wear that won’t break the bank. They sell unique handbags and jewelry, too.