Colors: It looks like we’re going to be seeing tons of fuchsia and turquoise on the beaches next year and, though there was a lot of metallic gold and silver on the Miami runways, you might be better reserving those glittery Vitamin A and Nicolita bikinis for rooftop pool parties. Black and white is an ongoing classic theme that is now mixed in optical prints like those at Red Carter.
Prints: The patterns shown in Miami were surprisingly consistent. Graphic tribal designs made many an appearance, most notably on flowing sheer caftans. Small florals and zigzags showed up on many a bikini and I detected an underlying Art Deco inspiration, most notably at Aqua Di Lara, while Mara Hoffman went the Ancient Egyptian route.
Shapes: From teensy Brazilian bikini bottoms to the more editorial high-waisted models and underwire vintage pin-up tops at White Sands and Nicolita, there was a wide range of silhouettes to flatter most shapes. Fringe and ruffles were everywhere, bikinis were mix and match and those flowing sheer caftans came along to top everything off. I’d advise steering clear of Agua Bendita’s Wild West-Army collection, though. Holy shit, that was a mess.
As always, there’s a lot to choose from, but only worry about the trends after you’ve figured out what looks good on you. If that means trying on forty-seven swim suits, as painful as that sounds, just do it. You’ll thank me later.
Watch the slideshow of my picks below!
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Hola! I'm Nicolita owner & designer Nicole Di Rocco. In this video I'll show you why and how we created our signature Nicolita Bottom fit.
Nicolita has one-of-kind swimwear styles that are carefully designed to flatter your figure. Say goodbye to those ill-fitting bikini bottoms and say hello to comfort and fit!
Below are a few of our most popular styles that were designed with YOUR hips in mind.
I want to help you find the Perfect Fit Nicolita Style. Below I have created a Nicolita Swimwear Fit guide to match your curves with our swimwear options and styles. If you still have questions of which bikini or one piece style would look best with your body shape just Call 866-NICOLITA (866-642-6548) Email hola@mynicolita, or Skype me @mynicolita.
Over the last 13 years since I started Nicolita in 2003, I have worked with a lot of Nicolita clients on selecting the perfect swimsuit for them. I'm the first to admit that wearing a bikini or one piece swimsuit can be challenging for the majority of us. Even if you have a rockin' body, there are certain styles that work better on certain body shapes.
But I am a strong believer that there is the perfect swimsuit out there for you. And we have gone ahead and picked out some styles that are flattering for you!
Women with larger cup sizes are primarily looking for 2 things when trying on swimwear: coverage and support. While going up a size in the top can provide more coverage, some styles just won’t provide the coverage and support you may be looking for. Look for styles with side boning and molded cups to give you the support and coverage you desire, without the pinching of an underwire!For support and coverage, check out:
Have a smaller bust and want to create the illusion of a bigger chest? Styles with details like ruffles and molded cups will add volume and create cleavage!
For adding volume to a smaller chest, check out:
If you’re looking to tone down the appearance of broad shoulders, look for one-shoulder and detailed tops which will draw attention away from wide set shoulders. Deep V necklines will keep the attention focused on your chest and the low cut back will make your shoulders appear more narrow.
To elongate the torso, check out:
Looking to add more curve to that backside? Look for bottoms with backside details like ruffles, shirring, or our signature knotty bottom. These details add more curve to your bottom and create a more shapely bum.
To add curves to a not so curvy bottom, check out:
We all have those days we would rather cover our midsection. To conceal your midriff while flattering your other assets, look for styles that have shirring throughout the midsection to camouflage any insecurities.
For tummy control, check out:
Trying to keep your skin out of the sun, or just desire to be more covered? Look for styles that provide more coverage without sacrificing style, like high-neck tops, high-waist bottoms, and one pieces!
For more coverage, check out: