For a New Selection of Swimwear!
If you are a lucky little chick and have a proper Cruise or warm weather vacation planned……instead of a “staycation”……allow me to do a little of your legwork for you. For most of us swimsuit shopping is painful. I know that I would much rather go through the drill in front of my own mirror at home…..that in the glaring lights of a brick and mortar store. So grab your sunglasses and pour yourself a pina colada. Follow me and see what I have found surfing the Internet. Here’s the latest is Swimwear for 2009.
Go retro this season and get noticed in the best possible way! Norma Kamali’s Mio Halter is glam in black and white. Norma has designed some of the best suits this season and this is one of the styles. Scroll down for more. Very chic! $295 at normakamalicollection.com
Trina Turk’s Ikat Cutout Swimsuit and coverup is stylishly splashed with color! I think I might love the coverup best of all. Perfect for floating through the lobby of a five star hotel! Swimsuit $139 and Coverup $149 at NeimanMarcus.com
If you can wear a bikini…..God Love you! If you can wear a white bikini…..you are special! Well…if you answered yes to both comments…..here is a fab suit by OndadeMar. You will love the fact that each piece is sold separately. The top for $77.00 and the hipster bottoms $74.00. A great look if you can rock it. swimwearboutique.com
Melissa Odabash’s 2009 one piece Havana ’09 in graphite is a nice change from the color black. It provides moderate coverage in the rear and features high leg lines to give the illusion of longer legs. $184 at swimwearboutique.com
L’Space One love One Piece is an ultra fashion statement featuring fringe! It takes the one piece to a whole new level! $130 at butterfliesandbikinis.com
Here is a clever suit by Vix! The Vogue Bikini is like getting two suits in one. The halter top reverses to a black and white stripe matching the bikini bottom. The diagonal stripes should be body friendly! $72.00 at instyleswimwear.com
If you are looking for a miracle……try the Camilla Bandeau by Miraclesuit. It certainly is in style with the ruffles! They claim that you will look ten pounds thinner with their suits. I can’t speak to that fact. I will say that the ruching on the suit usually does a nice job in bringing the body “in” wherever the detail appears. $140 at sylenedc.com
One of the cutest bikinis of the season! It is a limited edition designed by Lyla Blu. The Hippie Love in black and white stripe hand crochet has a rock and roll vibe without losing the girlie girl look. Love it! $120 at lylablu.com.
Get a wild but classy look with Fendi’s Zebra Print one piece. The lines should be figure flattering. The zebra print is artistically done with the unmistakeningly FF Fendi logo. Available is sizes 4 – 8 at BergdorfGoodman.com
This bandeau by Norma Kamali is a studded sensation! Oh My! I am not sure how the silver studs will feel after a day in the sun…….but I know they will get you noticed. Another Kamali winner! $550 at normakamalicollection.com
You can’t get more sophisticated looking than this beauty of a suit by Ralph Lauren! The Paisley Halter is evening wear inspired and really beautiful. As you can see…..the back is sexy bare but the coverage is full on the derriere. $350 at RalphLauren.com
If your budget for swimwear this year is as small as your bikini…….Victoria Secret’s Ruffle Classic Top and Matching Bottoms has you covered! Tops and Bottoms are sold separately and come in a wide variety of stripes…solids…polka dots…..stars. I love the little sassy classic top! At the price of $18 for the top and $14 for the bottoms……buy a few pieces and mix and match! VictoriaSecret.com
I love this print by Tara Grinna! The Ozzie’s Peach Martini
is an abstract print that….well….makes me want an umbrella drink poolside at The Four Seasons! The print is fea
tured in many styles of bra tops and bottoms…along with coverups.
Get the complete look at laplageswimwear.com
The Diamond Girl by Salinas
is a little bit sexy and a little bit flirty with its’ off set bow on the bottom. The pleated bandeau top has exceptional coverage
if you are so inclined. Love it! $145.95
Looks like an expensive man’s tie to me! The Eros Acapulco
will take you to Le Brisas and beyond. The diagonal banding around the waist will be figure flattering
. This is one sexy and elegant suit! $ 640
AF Vandevorst’s Atlantis Wrap Bikin
i is sultry in the most understated way. It goes to show you that one doesn’t have to show all to tell all! The bottoms are a bikini brief with a with a fold over skir
t. Very hip! $408
You are a princess! Wear your crown and have it your way. This Crown Jewel Bandeau One Piece
can be custom made
to your size specifications. Want a Brazilian bottom? No problem! Need full coverage? You can have that too. The possibilities are endless at gingersislandwear.com
This suit as is……$179
New from Betsy Johnson!
If you feel better more covered when lounging pool side…….At The Hop.
…..is certainly a fun and flirty choice. It features removable soft cups and a bikini bottom.
And here is the less modest version of Betsey Johnson’s At The Hop
. Select this top and the bottoms you prefer. Any choice is too much fun! Top $94
. Bowed Bottom $76 Skirted Bottom $94 Basic Bottom $68 at Keysswimwear.com
A very cute Bows Short Bikini from Lilibon!
Dress yourself in chocolate and pink Boy Shorts
and get the bottom coverage you want! The triangle top can be worn over the shoulder or as a halter. Darling! $180
If you find yourself sunning at a five star resort……you need to look appropriate as you head to the pool. DVF’s Ganzaup.
Cover-..part of her Warhol resort collection
….will get you there in style! So bright and lively! It is 100% silk
and 100% glam. $360
Get bronzed in brown! What a great one piece from Tara Mathews! Made of 20% lycra to hold you in
and beautiful beading
to show you off! Available in sizes Small to Extra Large
Zimmerman’s Summer Love Bikini is as sweet as a summer day! Love the color scheme and ruffles that are featured on both the bandeau and bikini bottom. $220 at net-a-porter.com
Vibrant and colorful! The Painterly Maillot was designed by Hayden-Harnett’s Art Director, Madeleine Eayrs, and is sold exclusive to this store. There are enough cut outs and details to get you noticed from South Beach to Malibu Beach. Lovely! $178.00 haydenharnett.com
One shoulder styles are “in” for dresses and swimsuits this year. Trina Turk’s Marisol suit is a shining example in bright colors of the look. Best yet…it is on sale at Bluefly for $88. Originally $147. A great look for a good price! bluefly.com
For the glam girl! Ralph Lauren’s Gold Ricky Bikini is tiny and terrific! This little number looks like liquid gold and will shimmer seaside or under water. $190 at RalphLauren.com
Get the bronzed goddess look with the Helena One Piece Blouson. It’s a very different look that is both elegant and sexy. Love the color! It even might hide a sin or two. $260 at Mylausa.com