By ESTELLE PULESTON
Is it just me, or do most bikinis and swimsuits look the same? Colors and prints vary of course, but when shopping for swimwear, I find myself trawling through the same tired silhouettes over and over. I want something different, something eye-catchingly unique!
The good news is, spectacularly-creative swimwear is out there. The bad news is that it doesn’t come cheap. All seven brands I’m sharing below are firmly in the ‘luxury’ price category. But if you want to make a bold impression at the beach or your next pool party, they definitely won’t let you down.… Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
That’s me pictured above! Hanging out at Cerritos, one of my favorite beaches in Baja, Mexico. Cerritos is well known for its surfing vibe and general laid-back attitude. We ‘gringos’ go there to escape the Cabo party scenes and the treacherous surf for which most of the area is known. Surfing, a big-time activity here has never appealed to me. I fear some crazy sea monster will swallow me up. (Strange since I have absolutely no fear of a 1000 lb. horse, me astride, cantering through the desert).… Read More
Freya Swimwear captures the colorful spirit of Spring 22 with the launch of their new Floral Haze bathing suit collection this month. Created in a contemporary print inspired by the flower power attitude that defined the late 60’s and 70’s, these silhouettes are playful nods to our craving for a more fun-loving lifestyle. Whether a woman seeks lift, more cleavage or less coverage, these two bikini tops provide the renown Freya support for women 30-38, D-L cups. Both swim tops interchange easily with the two bikini choices ranging in sizes XS-XXL.… Read More
Let’s face it. We could all use a little bit of escapism right now, preferably physically but definitely mentally. That’s why we chose to preview the Lise Charmel Swim 22 offer this week. Basically, these collections, which deliver in three waves this season, are a powerhouse assortment of mix and match two-piece bathing suits, one-piece shapes and gorgeous beachwear that conjure up any fantasy getaway one might imagine. I had to cull through 10 groups of 140 styles in 14 colors and 4 prints to edit this presentation.… Read More
By HOLLY JACKSON
Swimwear season is almost here and everyone is ready to go outside and celebrate life getting slightly back to normal! Since pools were closed last summer, I suspect many customers are just getting around to replacing their swimsuits. Cake Lingerie’s release of the new Rosewater maternity swim collection is right on time for new mothers.
Cake Lingerie is known for high quality maternity bras and inclusive sizing, but their swimwear collection doesn’t get as much press. That’s too bad because these suits are flattering, functional, and stylish.… Read More
Maison Lejaby opens a much-needed escape valve for Spring/ Summer 21 with their color saturated Swim Collection. Channeling the rich hues of the sun-soaked flower fields of Southern France combined with a modern play on cabana stripes, seven separate groups merchandise seamlessly throughout the season. Created with engineering details that support and complement a woman’s curves, these swimsuits fit a range of sizes 32-40, B-G cups, and XS-XL bottoms. European fabrics, including recycled Italian knits, are fashioned into modern architectural shapes for which Maison Lejaby’s swimwear is known.… Read More
By ALISON CONNOLLY
In the absence of being able to travel to beautiful, distant locations, we can still rely on feeling inspired by images and words. In the case of UK designer Hadley Smythe, her latest collection was inspired by a time and a place; the 1950s French Riviera. More specifically, her designs were inspired by one of her favorite books, the 1954 Francoise Sagan novel Bonjour Tristesse.
Dramatic and luxurious, Hadley Smythe swimwear features ultra-feminine shapes that accentuate the curves of the female form and by default highlight a woman’s sensuality.… Read More