Monday, July 4, 2011

Swimsuit Style

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One Piece or Two?

It’s usually around the 4th of July that I start thinking about spending time in the sun and enjoying a swim.  And then, inevitably, I’m disappointed with my swimsuit selection and start the search…you know, when they are all picked over at the stores.  I will say, I was thrilled to find a cute navy & white striped one-piece (I think my bikini days are over) at Target the other day, adorned with an cute red rose in the top center.  Adorable and perfect to show my Independence Day spirit. 

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I found a few other patriotic selections that I had to share.  The triangle bikini from Thayer above can be found exclusively at Shopbop.   

The bandeau top to the left is from Lucky Brand at Everything But Water.  The top ties at the back.






ebwwwwwEverything But Water is a great place to find swimwear.  You can choose from a series of collections each season and mix and match styles/pieces to expand your choices. 

I love this white convertible style bandeau top with halter tie from Carmen Marc Valvo.  Sexy and functional.







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Another cute halter style from Everything But Water, I love this delicate print from Lucky Brand.  The sweet factory collection includes this cute skirted bottom for a little more coverage. 









I also was impressed with the Salt Swimwear collection. 

The Lola style features multi-string detail at the top and sides creating a cool negative space effect.  Another surprising touch – the strings drape down the back!

This suit was featured in Surfing Magazine Swim 2011.






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Diane von Furstenberg has created a number of stunning swimsuits this season, including this reversible print bikini.  The other side is a peach color trimmed with this pattern (inset).  When investing in a swimsuit, its nice to get 2-in-1 to make it an even better investment.  This great suit can be found at Shopbop

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How cute is this bikini from Swim Systems?  I found this at Everything But Water and really fell for the adorable details.  The black & white graphic pattern is interesting, but not over done and the red trim adds a perfect touch.  I love the top trim with a little tuxedo effect.  Such a flattering piece.






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I adore the retro feel of the metro bikini from Pret-a-Surf.  It features a halter top with seam details at underwire cups.  The halter straps tie behind the neck.  Best part – the bottom features ruched overlay at the front and contrast tie at exposed back zip.

Pret-a-Surf is a high-end line of swimwear, rash guards, and board shorts for the fashionable woman who wants to maintain her style while she plays with the boys.



Swimspot is a fantastic site to find unique high-end suits.  I love the Opening-Day peekaboo tankini.  This suit has an uptown feel with charming detail and sexy silhouette.  It’s a wearable piece, well suited for a cocktail party or a dip in the pool.   




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The berry colored boot camp collection by Next at Swimspot was such a fave of mine that I had to feature three of the pieces to show it’s versatility.  The racer back tankini at top is my favorite.  I also love the halter style top and bike shorts.  This style is perfect for the active girl that wants to jog or play volleyball at the beach…or take a swim.  The last suit is a two piece that provides the coverage of a one.  Great looking suit.  




This suit would be flattering on any body type.  From Tommy Bahama, it can be found at Everything But Water.  The ruched design adds style, helps conceal any imperfections and provides great tummy control.  





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This pretty pink suit from Lauren also provides great tummy control, while offering a delicate design with ruffle detail.  Great feminine design.      

From Everything But Water.








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The Heavenly one-piece suit from O’Neill has a great striped design and vibrant blue color.  It ties at the back of the neck and it features tie detail at the hips. 

This piece will be featured in the September issue of Coastal Living Magazine.



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Last but not least is this ultra sexy suit from Luxe by Lisa at Swimspot.  The Socialite Maillot one piece is refined, elegant and sexy.  The posh black suit has intricate floret detailing and underwire for added support and a low v-back.  It’s a classic, timeless style. 

Wishing all a delightful Independence Day…hope you get a chance to enjoy America’s fine bodies of water with a pretty new swimsuit.

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