THE TOP 5 TRENDS OF MIAMI SWIM WEEK

Maaji's presentation at Miami Swim Week
The Maaji runway show at Miami Swim Week

In the midst of the heat wave, Miami Swim Week brought some hot new styles for every beach junkie to get for the season. From July 14th to the 19th, brands like Mint Swim, San Lorenzo, Hammock, Hot-As-Hell and others released their new collections that will be available soon. Here are some of the hottest trends to float down the runway this season.

Lace-up One-pieces

Left to Right: Myra Swim, KAOHS Swim and Hot-As-Hell Swimwear.
Left to Right: Myra Swim, KAOHS Swim and Hot-As-Hell Swimwear.

Who would think that one-pieces could be so sexy? The new silhouettes have transformed this style’s former reputation of being safe to being daring as well. Many of the styles this season included a lot of straps and one-piece suits. Myra Swim is a prime example of elevating the one-piece look. Most of the designs were high cut with plunging neck lines and made in nude and earth tone colors. The lace-up trend has been seen on tops and pants and has now made its way to swimwear. KAOHS had a deep blue suit with strappy lacing going up the sides. Barely there suits like the floral one-piece in the Hot-As-Hell collection are great for women ready to show it all off. Get yourself a suit with lace-up details along with a high cut bikini area to heighten your sex appeal.

Cut-Outs 

Left to Right: Lila Nikole, Mint Swim and Silvia Ulson.
Left to Right: Lila Nikole, Mint Swim and Silvia Ulson.

These designs are great for a little peek-a-boo effect. Showing off just the right amount of skin that adds some sass to a classic suit. One spin that was seen throughout Lila Nikole‘s and Silvia Ulson’s collections were the placement of all the cut-outs. Some of them were in the middle stomach area of the suit, where as others cut across the sides diagonally. Mint Swim‘s slashed suits had funky shapes and angles as well.

Halter Neck Tops 

Left to Right: Baes and Bikinis, For Love and Lemons and Hammock.
Left to Right: Baes and Bikinis, For Love and Lemons and Hammock.

Halter necks add a sporty flare to any bathing suit. Even though it covers up most of the chest area, the different designs are what make the style attractive in their own way. Baes and Bikinis made a halter neck swimsuit top made out of an intricately designed lace top. Another designer who was able to put their spin on this style was For Love and Lemons. Their halter neck also had a keyhole cut out, adding cleavage to the playful top.

Mesh Inserts 

Left to Right: Filthy Haanz, Sirenes De Soleil and Yas Couture by Elie Madi.
Left to Right: Filthy Haanz, Sirenes De Soleil and Yas Couture by Elie Madi.

Mesh inserts are a great way to show off some skin while still being covered at the same time. This trend adds an edgy flare to any basic swimsuit. Filthy Haanz had multiple mesh inserts styles in their swim 2017 collection. Their halter neck top and high cut bottom used the see through material to show off the sides of the stomach area. Sirenes De Soleil opted for placing mesh around the bikini area. The one-piece suits were dramatically high cut, however the mesh added more coverage making the look less risqué.

Cover-Ups 

Left to Right: Hale Bob, Rocky Gathercole and Gottex.
Left to Right: Hale Bob, Rocky Gathercole and Gottex.

A great suit is nothing without an amazing cover-up. The classic kaftan will always be a swimsuit staple but this traditional look is no longer the only style on the market. Rompers, maxi dresses and pants have also joined the cover-up family. They provide an outfit for the day as well as a stylish alternative to a regular towel after a dip in the pool. Rocky Gathercole created a dramatically embellished mesh cover-up, topped in jewels and tassels on the shoulders. If that is too much for the beach then consider the chiffon dresses by Gottex.

Photos: Courtesy of Getty Images.

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