Swim Briefs

By KIMBERLY BERGER

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Election years are notoriously difficult for retail stores. This year’s unusual presidential race has been no exception. Combine this with the fact that most women feel far from their prettiest at the onset of bathing suit season, and swimwear retailers really have their work cut out for them in 2016. Fortunately, the swimwear industry has us covered! Their offerings this year include some gorgeous swimsuits to tempt even the most hesitant of shoppers.

It’s been a long winter of too many comfort foods and not enough sunshine. As always, women are searching for a suit that will flatter her pale skin, and camouflage her newest curves. First and foremost, in her swimsuit hunt, she is looking for practicality, comfort, support and … Read more


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This week we are voyaging on the Eastern Cape to do some exploring. Our destination: Cabo Pulmo National Park. It’s a different type of beach experience and I hope to report back about what is reputed to be some of the world’s best snorkeling. This will be a different experience than my usual seaside sojourns at the local Medano Beach. There you can find us on our chairs near Tabasco’s where Margaritas are my drink of choice. There is nothing like an afternoon “beverage” after a busy week.  Swimwear is the only clothing in sight. Being a New Yorker at heart,  I do appreciate a basic black bathing suit that fits a curvy body like it was custom made. What a coincidence that Prima Donna’s Read more


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Jackson Pollack was a driving force behind Abstract Expressionism. Considered a major influence in the history of modern art, redefining painting. His radical splatter paintings forever changed the way contemporary art is perceived. In many ways, the Antigel Swimwear collection is emulating his message in the bathing suit category. Using a freeform palette of vibrant  colors combined with the excellence of the Antigel construction, the La Belle Artiste collection would fit seamlessly in an art gallery.

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The Painting Has A Life Of Its Own. I try To Let It Come Through”      – Jackson Pollock

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Water Garments ~ NOE Swimwear

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Several years ago, I was introduced to NOE Undergarments via an industry writer friend of mine based on the West Coast. Designed in Laguna Beach and Hanalei Hawaii, this is a lifestyle brand whose mission is to offer “creatively unique, progressive and expressive pieces”. Now, they have expanded their reach into the swimwear market with the launch of Water Garments,  a collection of unorthodox shapes that appeal to a growing market of modern women who understand investment dressing. Perpetuating the growing trend of layering, these pieces function in the water as well as integrated into an everyday wardrobe. Engineered in Italian Sensitive® Fabrics with the latest Xtra Life LYCRA® technology that enables a 50% lighter hand, they feel and look like a second skin. … Read more


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Any way you wear your spots, no one can doubt the force of your statement. Elomi’s Wild Thing swimwear collection proves the lasting power of today’s woman.  However you travel, by stealth or self, I hope you have an opportunity to migrate south for some real heat. These tankini and gathered one piece bathing suits are available in sizes 16 -26.

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A few days ago, while in San Jose de Cabo, I happened upon the Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery. Maybe it was his joyous use of color, which definitely drew me in, but I found myself lingering. This painting, whose photograph I took with my phone and thus the lighting renders it less bright, reminds me of the underwater spectacle one can see when snorkeling at Santa Maria beach. Immediately, I thought of the new Empreinte swimwear collection, a cacophony of hues that form a palette worthy of a Mexican seascape. I know it’s winter in the northern hemisphere, but these swimsuits are perfect for any vacation getaway.

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