Summer is fast-approaching and you know what that means: crazy pool parties almost every weekend! Styling your designer swimwear for a social event can be a cumbersome task, because you need to look amazing whilst being ready to jump (or be “accidentally” pushed”) into the pool at any time. Here are some sweet and simple ideas to help you look your best at your next poolside bash. Read More
If you love to experiment with fashion, we have the perfect brand for you! Maaji Swimwear 2014 is out-of-this-world amazing. Started in 2002 and hailing from the culture-rich country of Colombia, this swimwear house is all about beauty, charm and history, much like the place it comes from. Every collection has an intricate story behind it and tells a tale depicted through beautiful designer bikinis and much, much more. The brand boasts of a strong creative process to carefully conceptualize and craft each piece with a cocktail of ideas from the heads of expert designers, skillful garment manufacturers, well known pattern developers and the strong entrepreneurial spirit of the family that runs the show. The end result is some magical designer swimwear with a perfect fit to boot, which every lady has come to adore and trust over time.
The product range is vast, with a lot of sexy swimwear, subtle cover ups, goddess-like lingerie and fashionable accessories. It is a mixture of different colours, textures and cuts so there is a little something for everyone. What sets Maaji apart is their unmatched knack for translating the season’s hottest couture runway trends into eclectic, avant-garde swimwear. You can basically bring Fashion Week to a beach near you! With a strong focus on combining flirty romanticism with retro vibes, any beautiful babe clad in a Maaji outfit is guaranteed to feel ladylike, sexy and at her very best.
The Maaji 2014 collection brings an ultra cute collection to the table which is bound to appeal to your feminine side. You will see a lot of gorgeous girly ruffles in pastel shades like pink, purple, peach and baby blue. Incidentally, ruffles are going to be one of the biggest swimwear trends this year, and we suggest you snap up a slice of this cake as soon as possible! There is also a host of sweet and sassy floral print which is very reminiscent of the flower power era. However, what we love the most, are the delightful details which amp up the style quotient whilst remaining super subtle – delicate bows on bikini tops, sexy string ties on bikini bottoms, lace trims and never-before-seen silhouettes to make sure that you stand out from the crowd on your next beach adventure. We are truly, head-over-heels in love!
This brand is a class apart from everything else. Maaji puts the soul into swimwear.
Have you flipped through the latest magazines and blogs? Are you dying to get your hands on what your favourite celebrities are wearing? Swimwear World is here to your rescue! We’ve got the scoop on what is hot on the famous ladies we all love, and how you can recreate the look on your own, with a little help from us.
First of all, how is it possible to look so stunningly sexy only a few months after giving birth? We have no idea. Regardless, Kim Kardashian was spotted on a beach vacation in this simmering white bikini. There really is something ethereal about white swimwear on tanned skin which makes a beach babe look like a goddess, don’t you agree? You can recreate this look with this beautiful Katmandu-Hanki Panki Bikini by L Space. Or perhaps you could try this white Celebrity bikini by Sauvage. The cherry on the top? The swarovski crystals are totally on trend for 2014 and add some serious glamour to the piece. You will feel like a rockstar!
We are loving our favourite bad-girl’s designer swimwear collection, but this outfit really stands out from the rest. Ri-Ri was spotted looking sizzling hot in this skimpy triangle top printed bikini with a delicate body chain to draw attention to her perfect bikini body. Try the gorgeous Desert Rose two piece by Lady Lux Bikini, or the Olive Python by Naila which is very similar to Rihanna’s designer bikini. It will help you channel your own inner bad girl and look amazing while you are at it!
This beautiful Latin senorita has grown up to be a gorgeous woman who is always perfectly on trend. Miss Gomez clearly knew that animal print is going to be all the rage this year, and she was seen taking a walk on the wild side in this adorable zebra print bikini. If you are into the jungle theme and want to sport a similar piece, why not grab the Frankie two piece from Charlie By Matthew Zink Bikini? Not only does it have the zebra print, it is also a balconet style which will give you that gorgeous cleavage. Animal prints are a statement on their own so be prepared to have all eyes on you!
Should we let you in on a small secret? We have a huge girl-crush on Jessica Alba. She manages to look absolute stunning even when she is running errands at the bank or sweating it out on the beach. We are totally digging her blue two piece, which is classic and timeless, yet 100% stylish. If you want to let out your own inner blue-blooded princess, snap up the regal Uma by Saha Bikini. You will fall in love with the beautiful midnight blue colour and the wide-strapped halter. We already have! If you want to add the extra glamour to your beach look, get the Celebrity bikini by Sauvage. You’ll be sure to turn heads.
Not only does Miss Frankel have the ultimate bikini body; she also has an amazing taste in picking out designer swimwear. She was recently seen making waves on the beach in a super sexy red two piece. If you want to sizzle on the sands like her, we suggest that you invest in one yourself. How about the Red Hot Bikini by Lady Lux? We love the metal hardware rings which add some extra edgy pizzazz to the outfit without taking away from the striking red! The equally hot red bikini from Luli Fama swimwear with braided wavy top and multi braid ruched bottoms is a piece you can’t go wrong with.
Exotic like its name suggests, PilyQ swimwear, is a well-known swimwear brand based out of Barcelona. True to its Spanish roots, its collections are extremely artistic and heavily influenced by the breezy European “cabana chic” style. Think Spanish sunsets, flowing dresses and Latin dancing. That’s not all! The brand has a complete resort range and offers everything from sexy swimwear to beautiful cover ups and cute shorts to flirty dresses. We know what you are thinking: what more could a girl possibly want?
The best part is that every garment boasts of an amazing fit and cut, as though it has been tailor made for your body. Trust us when we say that you will feel like a goddess. Upon glancing their collection, you will notice that PilyQ is extremely detail-oriented. True to its bohemian inspiration, you will come across a lot of quirky prints, unique cuts, chic ruffles, eye-catching embellishments, delicate lace and feminine bows. There is a little something for everyone in each collection, regardless of your personal style, aesthetic taste or body shape and comfort level – you will find something that makes you feel like a supermodel! We are absolutely in love with their latest resort 2014 collection, especially their monochrome styles. By fusing black and white together, PilyQ have fashioned a beach look which is sharp, classy and timeless.
If you are feeling adventurous, you could style one of their brightly patterned bikinis with a sexy body chain or denim-cut off shorts, topped with a black fedora to keep the sun out of your eyes. Alternatively, you don’t add anything at all and it would still look equally fabulous! Anything goes. One of the most special things about PilyQ is that every bikini top and bottom, every one piece and every monokini is not just another swimsuit – it has a personality of its own and can be worn in a host of different ways to suit the mood and occasion.
Combining eclectic prints, colours and styles, PilyQ pieces are recognizable from a mile away and we strongly suggest you jump on the bandwagon as well. Ladies, you will thank us!
Summer might be a while away, but that doesn’t mean that a girl cannot dream! A pivotal part of every senorita’s wardrobe, and possibly the most important summer essential, is a flattering swimsuit which makes you feel like a superstar. With the wide array of styles, cuts and colors that are available today, it can be difficult to find something which works for you. Never fear! We’ve compiled a sweet and simple guide for choosing swimwear for different body types:
For The Small Chested
If you have a small upper half, you should gravitate towards swimwear which are top heavy. Embellishments like ruffles, fringe, bows, bold prints and sequins give the illusion of a fuller chest by adding volume. Don’t be shy to experiment with extra padding either! If you’re feeling sporty, try a racer back, which makes your shoulders seem broader. Alternatively, you could pick up a horizontally striped bikini, which instantly enlarges your chest. Added bonus? Stripes are super cute and perfectly on trend with the nautical vibe!
If you’re feeling adventurous, think about slipping into a monokini with an interesting element like a metal ring in the center or a quirky print. This style is so dramatic in its own right that nobody will be paying attention to your bust!
And The Not So Small Chested
Ladies with big chests need all the extra support that they can get, so say no to skimpy styles like triangle bikini tops. Structured pieces with full cups or scoop necks are a good bet. A wide strapped, double stitched halter bikini secures your breast and makes your shoulders appear narrower. For added support, look for a bikini which has a wide band or an underwire below the bust, much like a brassiere.
Solid, dark tops in shades like black, navy blue and army green create a slimming effect and are très sexy! You can also pair these with a more detailed bikini bottom which draws attention away from your top half.
Hide That Belly
Okay, so you haven’t been following your gym routine like you said you would. Don’t let that stop you from working it at the beach! Stay away from busy, printed pieces which tend to make you appear larger than you actually are.
Opt for a sleek one piece swimsuit or a tankini with ruched fabric in a solid, dark colour. A deep V-neck has a slimming effect and draws attention away from your belly. If you feel like channeling your inner Audrey Hepburn, try an eclectic, vintage-style high waist two piece which is perfect for sucking in that stomach. Want to add an extra oomph? Try belting your one piece at the waist to create that beautiful, hourglass figure.
I Want Curves!
Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with glorious curves like the beautiful Kim Kardashian but don’t you worry, we know the tricks of the trade. To create curves, you need to create volume. Look for detailed pieces with fringes, busy prints, ruffles, beads and the works. Avoid bandeau bikini tops, which may make the chest look flatter.
For bottoms, throw on a string bikini with ties at the side or a pair of cute boy shorts. Both of these styles highlight your hips and play up your curves. Experiment with light colours such as white, nude, peach and lemon yellow.
If you are a one piece kind of girl, make sure that you opt for high-cut legs to make your pins look longer and side cutouts to add some curvature.
See you on the sands, girls!