Ger ready for a new lineup of beachy confections from Ella Moss. The company has just teamed up with swimwear connoisseurs Raj Manufacturing to expand its swimsuit collection. Ranging from $120 to $180, the line will deliver a bevy of colors and cuts including popular monokinis, bandeaus, and sexy bikinis. So, where can you find these water-worthy pieces? The brand is aiming to sell the collection at Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Ay, mate! While the sun is still shining, show off that sexy beach bod in Australian swimwear brand Seafolly. This 30-year-old luxurious label is best known for its amazing fit. Each season, Seafolly comes out with a fresh collection of modern cuts and styles for every shape.
Ashlee Simpson, Mischa Barton, and Lauren Conrad are a few of the many Hollywood hotties smitten with this label. And who can blame them? From trendy monokinis to the classic bikini, Seafolly has it all.
Seafolly swimwear is available at select online retailers and in stores. See Aussie honey Miranda Kerr in one of Seafolly's white confections? Hot.
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You probably think crochet is best left for the elderly but think again. Mischa certainly doesn't think so. I always knew this girl was a flower child at heart and here she is looking crochet cool while frolicking in the warm sands of Malibu. You don't have to be beach-side to sport this trend. These vintage-inspired confections easily translate into a whimsical top or dress; just remember to play it cool.
Kick up some sand in a beach sultry swimsuit. Right now, Victoria's Secret is slashing prices with up to 60 percent off select items from its swimwear collection.
This Victoria's Secret Star Print Bikini ($36, originally $49) is superhero sexy and comes in three amazing colors. If you're familiar with VS, you know that you can mix and match colors and sizes to your specifications — très Fab!
Am I the only one who likes to lie on a stylish towel when taking in the sun's rays? Come on, tell me you didn't love the Missoni towel in my July Must Haves. Or, the simple route is nice too, per Reese and Jake in their matching striped Twinkie towels. Your towel doesn't have to be $175, but it does have to be refreshing and plush. Promise me, the next time you towel off you'll pay a little extra special attention to what's drying your tush.
Life simply cannot be a beach without a pair of sensational sunnies. Not only do they protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, but they instantly boost your cool factor — that's why celebs wear them, right? Cheekiness aside, a pair of sunglasses is all you need to get the party started. Who better to exhibit this look than king of fashion Karl Lagerfeld and supermodel Claudia Schiffer? Done and done.
Oh yo — I am wearing a hat as I write this. I kid you not. Meant to be . . . and yes, I am a purveyor of hats so I'm always ready for a hat attack. Speaking of, the most memorable hat as of late is Samantha Jones's in the Sex and the City movie. It was so grand, so elegant, so funny. Most hats don't cast such a dramatic spell as her oversized one, but a functional, and fashionable, hat most certainly can stand out on the Summer-filled sidewalk.
No matter how hard your abs are or how toned your bum is, you have to cover up a bit before you hit the waves. OK, I suppose you don't have to, but with all the exotic coverups out there, why not have an outfit change? Blake Lively even covered up with a Tory Burch tunic on the set of Gossip Girl. Coverups are not limited to tunics though. You can wear a romper, sarong, sundress, or tank top. Choose the one that suits your style and give your audience something — your hot bikini bod! — to look forward to.
Being petite can make finding the perfect swimsuit quite a challenge. Don't get me wrong, having a petite figure can be lots of fun! Smaller bodies can get away with loud prints and fun cuts. Avoid wearing solid colors and stay away from too much fabric.
To learn what kind of suits are best for a small bust, waist, or short legs, and to see my swimsuits picks for petites, read more