Fashion & Accessories

By Alexandra Taylor

While the summer is winding down and the fashion industry is prepping for a new season, there is still several weeks left of record-breaking temperatures and weekend holidays to flaunt your favorite swimsuit. Whether you are jetting away to the Greek isles or soaking up some sun labor day weekend, picking the right suit for your shape is as important as remembering your SPF 50. With summer sales abound, there is no reason not to find a cute and flattering end-of-season swimsuit for your specific holiday needs. We rounded up some of our favorites to jumpstart your swimwear search.

KikiSoleil.com is a premiere online swimwear boutique with the latest styles in swimsuits, cover-ups and accessories. While you are browsing for a new bikini, you can also read-up on your favorite travel destinations from Palm Beach to St. Barths on the site’s travel guide. With an array of swimwear styles, KikiSoleil offers one-stop shopping that is well-edited, offering pieces by designers including Tori Praver, Lenny, Anika Brazil, Ondademar and Aquarella Swimwear. From a gorgeous Tori Praver black one-piece with a flattering plunge neckline to a sexy bandeau set by Lenny, there are boundless opportunities to find your perfect swimwear match. Luli Fama, revered by celebrities and beach goers alike as a go to brand for immaculate fit and a unique mix of vibrant hues and colorful prints, offers swimsuits that make you look and feel sexy and confident. Well-crafted embellishment and details are artfully placed on modern looks for any swimwear occasion. The swimsuits are tailored to accentuate a woman’s figure and to boldly stand out in a monochromatic crowd. http://www.lulifama.com

BiKa Swimwear was founded by AmbiKa Sanjana an art and travel enthusiast with a zeal for fashion. The biKa collection is inspired by the vibrant culture of the desert state of Rajasthan, India. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant colors, opulent fabrics and embellishments seen throughout the region, the designer created a rich collection of modern feminine swimwear. The collection echoes the style and beauty of the Rajputani woman, both bold and elegant. From exquisite beading to intricate embroidery, each piece tells a story and adds a bit of luxury to a basic swimsuit. BiKa S/S 2012 collection available at http://www.bikabazaar.com.

Miraclesuit is a brand valued by women and the industry mavens for its dedication to fit, form and function and its celebration of feminine curves. Utilizing new and innovative construction and modern styles, the brand is known for its quality. Whether you want to look 10 lbs lighter for an upcoming beach getaway or showcase your best assets by the pool, Miraclesuit is a swimwear essential. Using Miratex, a unique and form fitting fabric to streamline all your curves, the collection offers unbeatable comfort and style. Offering the best in bra support, the swimsuits feature one piece molded bra construction, without the discomfort of an underwire. With an array of styles, a flattering fit and new bold graphic patterns and prints, the selection of swimsuits is sure to solve any day at the beach insecurities. Miraclesuit is available for purchase at http://www.miraclesuit.com or Nordstrom.com.

Shabbyapple.com is another great site for one-of-a-kind swimsuit finds with eclectic styles and several designer collections to choose from. A personal favorite is the Amalfi Coast Swim Collection by Albion fit, drawing inspiration from serene landscapes and the romance of the desirable destination. To add a pop of color and an even more bold statement to your beachside look, consider a charming piece from The Leakey Collection’s Zulugrass line of versatile and eco-friendly Fair Trade jewelry. These socially-conscious and stylish accessories are hand crafted by Maasai women of Kenya and Tanzania. Versatile and offered in variegated colors, beaded strands can be worn as stacked bracelets, a statement necklace and even a chic belt to pair with your favorite swimsuit. Available for purchase at http://www.leakeycollection.com.

Originally published August 2012
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