Why giant round towels are the coolest for summer

With the weather hotting up on the east coast of Australia, we’ll be spending more and more time on the beach and wish to do so in style. Round towels are all the rage at the moment which has got us thinking about which one will best fit our style. Though they may be a little puzzling to fold,  Beach Bella’s signature enormous round style in stunning, summer prints are a must have this season and make the perfect accessory to see you from surf to sand.

Why we’re besotted with Beach Bella towels

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These round gems are so much more than just a towel; they’re a trans-seasonal must-have that can be used for anything from a statement throw, yoga towel, picnic rug or feature piece making them the perfect accessory for all occasions, not just a trip to the beach. Made from 100 percent cotton terry and a whopping 150cm in diameter, they come in five different styles that exude tropical summer vibe that keeps you feeling fresh while you’re soaking up the sun. With one of these bad boys on the beach you’ll surely be the envy of all your friends (and pretty easy to spot from a distance too!).

We chatted to Sydney-based Beach Bella cofounder, Giarne Wedes, to find out more about the new brand and solve the puzzle of how to fold them once and for all…

1. Why a range of round towels?

“We like to think different. Our round towels are premium products that are luxurious, chic and make the perfect lifestyle statement piece. The shape offers a generous amount of space and can be used in a variety of ways.”
2. How on earth do you fold and store them?
“Step 1. Fold it in half to create a horizontal semi circle.
“Step 2. Fold it in half again by taking the left edge over to the right edge.
“Step 3. Fold it in half again and take the right edge over to the left edge. (opposite way to ensure tassels remain on the inside).
“Step 4. Then roll the towel down in a forward motion until you have a complete cylinder shape.”
3. Where do you source the materials from and how do they feel?
“We source our materials internationally and worked hard to ensure our product was superior in quality and feels luxurious. You will have to get your hands on one to understand.”
4. What’s the best way to care for a Beach Bella towel?
“Our towels are a luxurious premium product that is made of 100 per cent cotton terry. We have hand designed our towels and worked hard with our manufacturer to be strong, versatile and withstand harsh conditions whilst your being sun-kissed. Just like your body, we suggest you love it and look after it. You’re able to wash your towel by hand or in a warm gentle machine wash. Please avoid any nasty chemicals such as bleach or dyes. Do not tumble dry or dry clean, please dry flat or on the line.”

 

What’s YOUR Beach Bella style?

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Anchor

Anchors ahoy! Inspired by traditional nautical heritage, this minimalistic style will will make you look (and feel) effortlessly chic.

Shop the Anchor towel, $84.95

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Beach Please

The classic navy will give you an air of sophistication while the cheeky message will add some attitude to your day at the beach.

Shop Beach Please towel, $84.95

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I Need Vitamin Sea

A little Vitamin Sea is all we need on a hot summer’s day here in Sydney. The aztec print embodies the strength of Aztec warriors to keep you feeling empowered this season.

Shop the I Need Vitamin Sea towel, $84.95

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Japanese Waves

Transporting you straight from the shores of Bondi to that of Japan, this modern take on traditional Japanese art symbolises strength and life, perfect for you free-spirited folk with a simplistic style.

Shop the Japanese Waves towel, $84.95

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Pineapples

This classic summer print is back and is cuter than ever. Inspired by an island getaway with vibrant pops of colour, the pineapples towel is as fresh as it gets.

Shop the Pineapples towel, $84.95
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Emilie is a tea and travel enthusiast with a love for health and fitness. Emilie loves writing and endeavours to combine this with passion and knowledge of all aspects of wellbeing. An avid gym-goer, Emilie is in her element when she’s sweating it out during a high-intensity workout. As well as this, she loves walking by Australia's beautiful coast-line and has resolved to pracice more Yoga. She loves anything fashion related but feels most comfortable when she’s decked out from head to toe in active wear and has a sneaker collection like no other! Emilie is a self-proclaimed food lover and fuels her body with fresh, nourishing fare.