With summer only a few weeks away now is the time to get your beach attire together if you haven’t already. There’s no longer any excuse not to have the most fantastic bikini or suit in your drawers ready for a pool-side gathering or spontaneous trip to Porto Montenegro! Thanks to a few choice retailers swimwear can be purchased all-year-round. And today’s swimwear has some really spectacular designers whose sole focus on beachwear provides us with meaningful pieces. So off you go – to wherever the sun might take you in a really hot swim suit!
Hot Swimwear 2011
Heidi Klein is a fantastic one-stop holiday shop selling everything for fun in the sun from bikinis and kaftans to flip-flops and bags. Begun in 2002 in the U.K., Heidi Klein has boutiques in Chelsea and Westbourne Grove as well as a remarkable e-shop. Whether at a London store or via the e-shop you can create a perfect holiday wardrobe with comprehensive shopping anytime of the year. The Heidi Klein Collection is simply timeless, chic beachwear. And a great range of designer collections is stocked including Karla Colletto, Anya Hindmarch, Emamo, OndadeMar, Seafolly, and Vix. You’ll also find men’s and children’s beachwear, making it even easier to get the family ready for a summer holiday. Purchases are shipped via FedEx and all prices include U.S. sales taxes. Once shipped orders can be followed via a tracking number automatically e-mailed to customers. In-stock items take up to 7 days to be delivered.
If you travel to Porto Montenegro this summer look for Heidi Klein’s pop-up shop. South of the Adriatic and set amidst a stunning marina and gourmet restaurants, Heidi Klein brings luxury fashion to a great holiday destination. On the beautiful waterside marina Heidi Klein’s team of experts will be on-hand from July to September 2011 with specialist advice for swimwear fit and style. The pop-up store will stock Heidi Klein’s sought after SS11 and High Summer Collections featuring swimwear, kaftans, dresses and a new range of beauty products.
Shop Heidi Klein Collection at www.heidiklein.com
Melissa Odabash, a former model, started started her company to fill a void noted after working in the fashion world: stunning swimsuits that aren’t over-designed. She created her first bikinis by hand and took them around the boutiques of Milan. Melissa’s designs were met with quick success and have since been featured in several Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. Instead of under-wire or padding, Melissa Odabash uses fine, twisted elastic that’s discreetly sewn into the linings. The collections also feature suits for all body types. And her beachwear is equally beautiful. Melissa’s designs are inspired by Italian fashion – styles with a focus on simplicity and high quality fabrics with a timeless elegance. No wonder I love them! I think you will too.
Shop Melissa Odabash at www.odabash.com
Les Nouvelles is a fantastic fashion e-retailer that features a tightly edited selection of clothing and accessories designed by today’s exciting designers. Even more exciting Les Nouvelles makes e-shopping easier than ever for today’s dynamic women, taking fashion and functionality to a whole new level. Les Nouvelles charts trends and helps you put it all together. ‘Be Your Own a Stylist‘ allows you to pick-and-choose fashion pieces to create your own looks to view before purchase, share with friends or create a virtual closet. While they don’t specialize in solely swimwear I included them on the list because they carry swimwear by really great designers. Check-out
Shop Les Nouvelles at www.shoplesnouvelles.com
C.Z. Falconer is a Los Angeles company that creates glamorous, elegant, easy-to-wear pieces with timeless appeal. The brand epitomizes the personality and style of founder Katherine Zabloudil who embarked on a mission to blend the sophistication of European jet-set culture with the laid back nature of the California poolside. The result is stunning, comfortable resort-wear made of cashmere and soft cottons. The Nico bikini and Liba Corset swimsuit are must-have, classic pieces. C.Z. Falconer’s really luxurious, easy-to-wear lounge wear like the Brigitte Sheath Dress and Fabian Long Tank top are fantastic. Many pieces not only look great pool side but also function well as travel wear – like the Solange Jumpsuit, Karolina Low-rise pants and Frankie tank. Enduring, multi-functional pieces you’ll find yourself returning to often.
Shop C.Z. Falconer at www.czfalconer.com
Begun as a store in Los Angeles, Canyon Beachwear now has multiple California locations as well as a New York City store and an e-shop selling designer swim and beachwear. Canyon Beachwear prides itself on its great customer service; fit experts are available in-store and via phone for consultation and the e-store features search capabilities by Body Type, Style and Designer. Canyon Beachwear has a wide-range of swimwear from over 100 different manufacturers as well as mix & match sizes. Some of the designers include Beauty and the Beach, Lisa Curran, Melissa Odabash, Nanette Lepore, Seafolly, Vix, and 1 Sol. Canyon Beachwear has a suit to suit every body!
Shop Canyon Beachwear at www.canyonbeachwear.com