Apparel News: Nicolita Swimwear Spring 2012

October 26, 2011

The caliente swimwear styles of Nicolita heated up the air when they came sashaying down the runway at Style Fashion Week L.A. at the Vibiana events center on Oct. 17.

Los Angeles designer Nicole Di Rocco tugged on her Cuban roots to give the saucy bikinis and one-pieces a sexy look without exposing too much skin. Sculpting suits with the Latina woman in mind, she employed shirred no-pinch bottoms to flatter a woman’s curves. She also added ruffles to tops and bottoms to add flair and fabric that bounced at every step.

The Spring 2012 line is called “Sabor Tropical”, or “Tropical Flavor.” That flavor was served up in solid tropical shades such as mango orange, yellow, kelly green, teal and orchid violet.

Many of the styles harkened to the 1940s and 1950s, the era when Di Rocco’s parents lived in Cuba. She crafted pinup halter tops and high-waisted bathing suit bottoms that sometimes reached above the navel or took to a nautical theme.

In the Nicolita collection, there was a bathing suit for just about every woman, from the more conservative one-pieces with a cascade of rumba ruffles down the front to the more skimpy “La Turista” bikinis with an abbreviated bottom and halter top.Deborah Belgum

View photos from the show HERE

Top swimwear trends for 2012 were featured at the Nicolita designer swimwear show. High Waisted bottoms with a nautical twist, Ruffle textured triangle bikini bras and ruffle butt bikini bottoms were extremely eye catching. Color was the biggest trend that was featured. Cuba is all about color and the Nicolita show was vibrant, fun, and full of Havana flavor. These bathing suits are great for any figure. Nicolita designs swimwear for woman with curves and that want a unique style.

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Fit Guide and Suggested Styles

Do you hate when your bikini bottoms dig into your hips? Have no fear, Nicolita NO PINCH FIT Cuban Style Bottoms are here!!

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.

Welcome to the Nicolita Fitting Room!

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!

Larger cup sizes (D cup and up)

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:
Maria Knotty Wrap Twist Top

Molded Push Up Bikini Top


Smaller Bust

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:

Haute Dot Bow Tie Bikini Tube Top

Rumba Ruffles Triangle Halter


Broad Shoulders

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:

Rumba Ruffles One Shoulder Top

Neon Bloom Deep V One Piece


Not So Curvy

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:

Rumba Ruffles Forgiven Bottom

Signature Knotty Bottom


Tummy Control

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:

Deep V One Piece With Shirring

Noche Cha Cha High-Waisted Bottoms


More Coverage Overall

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:

Gina High Neck One Piece

Retro High Waist Bottom