Favorites: Reborn ~ UNDREST

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T-shirt by Keep Me

My number one favorite T-shirt has died. It was in the most yummy modal and spandex blend fabric that was cut to drape just perfectly. But even after taking the best care (hand-washing and hang-drying), you can’t fight the aging from wearing it all the time, year after year. Now it’s in archival status, saved only for special occasions to preserve the threads while I continue hunting for its successor.

Thankfully after my Undrest knit bikini had endured seasons of heat, sand, saltwater, chlorine and sunscreen and it was time for a replacement with snappier Lycra, I could still get that much-loved zig-zag print. The designer, Maria Paz Navales started Undrest as pretty Supima cotton Brazilian-cut panties and matching bralettes. Shortly after, she translated her feminine, fun style into launching Undrest By The Sea swimwear. Its breakthrough signature look for a few seasons now has been her zig-zag knit bikinis and monokinis that have the handcrafted look of a sweater-like knit, but are very water-friendly in stretch yarns and features an inner lining. All of the swimwear is knit in her vertically integrated atelier in East Los Angeles, which means Maria has complete creative control in the fabric design. Season after season the zig-zag pattern evolves in fresh color combinations and tweaked bodies. So when last year’s suit passes its expiration date, its newest reincarnation will be waiting on deck, as if slipping into that favorite shirt for the first time.

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Swimwear by Undrest by the Sea.

Available At:

Undrest. By the Sea: Venice Beach, California

Undrest. Los Angeles. By The Sea. Artifacts:  Los Angeles, CA

Curve:  Los Angeles & NYC & Miami

Planet Blue:  California

Atrium:  Miami, Florida

Simons: Montreal, Quebec

Urban Outfitters: Nationwide

Anthropologie:  Nationwide

Intermix:  Selected Stores

Free People

ShopBop.com

Net-a-Porter.com

inquiries: Traci Bendick at traci@undrest.com

 

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