Archive for the ‘Embellished’ Category

Beaded Bikini

Monday, November 8th, 2010

It may be hard to tell from the photo, but this halter top bikini is decorated with beading. Little decorative accents like shimmering beads can add subtle touches of glimmer to your suit. It’s not as evident as say, metallic fabric or sequins. This type of embellishment proves that a little can go a long way. So the next time you’re hunting for a bikini, maybe get one that’s a little more noticeable in the crowd.

Bikinis with Appliques

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Not sure what appliques are? Think Girl Scout badges and patches. They’re swatches of fabric in a pre-made design that are ready to be sewn onto anything, including bikinis. They add texture and added detail to a suit in a way that ruffles, sequins and beading cannot. Since they can be put anywhere, a triangle top doesn’t have to have the usual triangle shape to it, and because the applique can be shaped and made in almost any way, you can add extra dimension to your suit.

Rhinestone Bikini

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Sequins aren’t the only way to add shine to a suit! Rhinestones are an alternative type of accent to add sparkle to a suit, and what’s more, it offers more flexibility when it comes to design. Sequins have to be overlapped and sewn on whereas rhinestones get glued on. Design-wise, you have a lot more options, sizes and colors. In fact, you can even bling out your own bikini at home if you wanted.

Lacy Bikini

Monday, August 16th, 2010

There seems to be a growing trend of merging lingerie with swimwear. Plenty of thong bikinis, convertible tops and boy short styles abound on the beachwear scene now so it’s not too surprising that lace is making its appearance as well. Some celebs have been spotted at the beach in these lacy pieces and sometimes these bikinis cause a double-take. If you didn’t know better, you’d think someone was just walking around in a lacy bra and underwear, and I suppose therein lies the sex appeal.

Jewel Tone Bikini

Monday, June 28th, 2010

I happen to be a huge fan of jewel tones.  Shoes, accessories, bags, dresses, whatever.  If they look like emeralds, sapphires, rubies, canary yellows or anything else you’d find in a sultan’s treasure chest, chances are good that I’ll like it.  Normally I’m not big on the mixing and matching, but I very much like the look of this bikini.  Shown last year at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2011 Swim show, this Caffe Swimwear bikini should be in stores now.  I love how much shine is in the suit, plus the multicolored crystal sparklers on the top and bottom.  The look is so simple but so stylish and elegant too.  Fantastic!

Bejeweled Bikini

Monday, June 7th, 2010

The animal print bikini is nothing to write home about.  It’s been around for many decades and will undoubtedly continue to be around for many more.  What’s starting to trend nowadays with bikinis of any color or print is the presence of sparkling trims and embellishments.  If the bikini wasn’t doing enough to attract attention by showing off most of the female form, the addition of a giant piece of bling ought to do it.  Sizable rocks like the one sitting up front and center on this suit pull double duty by adding to the sex appeal and attracting onlookers.  It’s like a lighthouse to a ship at sea – you can’t not see it and it’s impossible to ignore.

Sequin Bikinis

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Alright, so everyone knows that bikinis are meant to be worn for general aquatic purposes right?  To the beach, at the pool, to a water park, maybe for the occasional water balloon fight.  So how do shiny, shimmery sequins fit in?  I imagine that the price points on these suits automatically go up, so if you pay a pretty penny for it, can you actually get these sparkling suits wet?  And when the suit does get wet, do the sequins start weighing down the suit?  I suppose if you wore one but stayed out of the water there’d be no cause for concern, but that kind of defeats the purpose of a bikini, doesn’t it?  Hmmm…

Well, regardless of if you lay in the sand or splash in the surf, there’s no doubt you’d attract all kinds of attention in a beautifully bedazzled bikini.

Sequin Bikini