Nā Onekea Bodysuit Liʻi, 'Ōpio (Youth)
This kaikamahine ʻōpio (youth girls) swimsuit has it all - comfortable fit, elastic fabric, and a deep-colored print that won't fade in the sun and water. The double-layered front, bias binding, and 38–40 UPF ensure that the kids can be their active selves, and the parents don't have to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions.
Please note that contact with rough surfaces and velcro fasteners should be avoided since they can pull out the white fibers in the fabric, damaging the swimsuit’s appearance.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON SIZE - Youth sizing can be hard to nail down as teens tend to range in size and age. Generally, and depending on your ʻōpio, these suits can run a tad on the smaller size. It is best to order one size bigger in our ʻōpio bodysuits. If anything they will always quickly grow into it!
One (pronounced oh•neigh/eng. sand) has a mysterious and universal effect on us, humans. We draw lines in it and upon it. We build castles in it and kingdoms upon it. Sand carves lines through our conscious, it calls out to us with stories of connection and of our creation. As a global species, Sand lies deep in our cultural conscious and today it is one of the most important solid substances on earth.
Our new colorway of Noe ʻUla is dedicated to our namesake. It is designed to uplift and give a voice, however small it may be for now, to that which is both minuscule and infinite, a means of measurement and a substance beyond measuring, a hero of sorts and a natural resource that we, unknowingly, cannot live without - NĀ ONEKEA, or white sands.
Onekea is a rendition of Noe 'Ula, or pink mist, which was first inspired by the colors of dawn witnessed while holding my son's hand on an empty beach beside a malie sea. In that first light we sat, walked, dipped our toes in the ocean and observed lifeʻs never-ending yearning to grow, change, blend, multiply, and to give back.
Noe 'Ula represents lifeʻs abundance experienced through connection and simplicity.
This artwork is a collection of single line drawings, where the entire image is created using one, unbroken line. This technique is referred to as line art. For artists it can be a way to simplify the complex world around us.
'Ulu was chosen as the manifestation of this experience as 'Ulu is more than just a source of food. Translated it means “to grow, build, and/or inspire.” It is also the embodiment of ancient ancestors, deities and gods whom, like each human and each grain of sand, it has descended from those who came before… Forever connected.
Size guide - Imperial (US)
|Height (inches)||52 ¾||55 ⅛||57 ½||59 ⅞||62 ¼||64 ⅝||67|
|Chest (inches)||27 ⅛||28 ⅜||29 ½||30 ¾||31 ⅞||33 ⅛||34 ¼|
|Waist (inches)||23 ⅝||24 ⅜||25 ¼||26||26 ⅜||26 ¾||27 ⅛|
|Hips (inches)||28 ¾||30 ¼||31 ½||32 ⅝||33 ⅞||34 ⅝||35 ⅜|
Size guide - Metric (...the rest of the world)