Archive for June, 2010

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!

The Eco-kini

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

With the growing trend of going green, it’s not a surprise that eco-friendly bikinis or ec0-kinis are on the rise.  Since there are clothing designers show now use organic fabrics such a hemp, organic cotton, bamboo, it should come as no surprise that swimwear designers are following the same trend.  Bikinis are made using a blend of natural fibers plus a bit of elasticity to allow the suit to retain its shape in the water.  It’s good to offer bikinis that are eco-friendly – it’ll appeal to the eco-enthusiasts out there – but I wonder just how popular they’ll actually be and how the material will stack up over compared to synthetic fabrics.

Lace Up Bikini

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Check out the latest in string bikinis: the lace up!  I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this new look, especially when I heard it was by Jessica Simpson.  I think the lace up detail on the bottoms is super cute and could be a style that proves to be very popular.  It’s definitely something that I would wear because while I like the string bikini, I’m always wary of the ties coming undone.  Even if I double knot them, I’m still kind of paranoid.  But with a lace up style, the chances of your bottoms unraveling are definitely minimized but you still get the look of the string tie.  Plus I think the extra bit of skin that’s exposed under the lace up bit is very flirty.  I’d definitely give this look a go.

V-Wire Bandeau Bikini

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Yay for new styles!  The v-wire bandeau is one of the new styles that’s arrived in the world of swimwear and this new take on the regular bandeau seems to be becoming pretty popular.  This top is designed with a v-shaped underwire in the center that helps to lift and separate.  The hidden hardware certainly looks like its helping the top avoid the sagging shape that usually comes with a bandeau top of this style.  Of course, the only way to know for certain is to try one on for yourself and come to your own conclusion!

PS: I love the design and color of this suit!

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.

Leather Bikini

Friday, June 4th, 2010

At first glance I’m pessimistic as to the functionality of this bikini.  Leather and water (either pool or beach) just don’t mix.  I’m guessing this is just for display purposes and doesn’t really serve as proper swimwear.  Maybe it’s for ring girls at a boxing match or bartender at a biker bar.  I dunno. Either way, despite the lack of fabric, it still seems like something way too hot to wear.  I’d just bake in this thing, and that just wouldn’t look good.  So if it’s a quick bikini contest or something, fine, but if you actually want to go swimming, I’d suggest changing into something else.

Ombre Bikini

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The ombre style, fading from light to dark, has been around for a while but as trends go it’s one of those on-again, off-again trends.  This summer it seems like it’s back for more as designers and putting out more of these gradient looks.  Ombre doesn’t have to be monotone like this coral halter bikini here.  I’ve seen some suits that start with yellow, then blend to green, then blend to blue, and another one went from purple to pink to white.  It’s a great option for people who don’t like bold graphic prints but like color. The blending with the ombre style kind of smoothes things over for a less jarring, more subtle look.

Ombre Bikini

Ruffle Bikini

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Ruffled bikinis aren’t just for kids anymore!  Check out AnnaLynne McCord in this cute pink ruffled bikini.  This string bikini features layers of ruffles that actually look good, much to my surprise. Though I don’t think I’d ever wear one because that’s not my style, I think ruffle bikinis, if designed properly, can be cool to wear.  Done right, you won’t look childish or dowdy while frolicking in the surf.  Try one on and see for yourself and get a second opinion if you’re not sure!

Ruffle Bikini

Tan-Through Bikini

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The tan-through bikini has been around for a while – I think I first saw it in a Sky Mall magazine a few years back.  These swimsuits use special fabric that lets the sun’s rays shine through leaving you with zero tan lines.  Genius right??  Well, even though the idea is great and addresses a key problem that comes with wearing bikinis the designs still leave a LOT to be desired and this particular company only makes them in animal prints.  Why can’t you make something way more cute and stylish?!  Maybe we just have to sit tight and wait, but whenever they do come up with some sweet designs and you do get one, don’t forget the sunscreen: You WILL have to apply EVERYWHERE!

Tan Through Bikini