2012 Swimwear Trends Done Right (Continued from Chic Galleria)
I’ve just been over talking to the fine people at Chic Galleria Magazine about the swimwear fashion trend of 2012 and what designers we think did them best. Unfortunately, (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) there are far more terrific trends and daring designers in 2012 than fit in one blog post, so here is 2012 Swimwear Trends Done Right Version 2.0!
Over at Chic Galleria, we covered the fringe, wild print, and vintage trends, but there are many other 2012 fashion crazes to cover.
The Look: One piece swimsuits with cut-outs
Who did it best: Zeki
Okay, this one was tough. It’s not exactly common for a designer to do an wide variety of one pieces, no matter how stunning or adventurous. If a designer is displaying a lot of one pieces, they are most likely catering to those who don’t want to be displaying a lot of skin in daring one-pieces like those from Zeki. These cut-outs make the one-piece swimsuit very age-versatile: A twenty-something could wear this sexy style just as easily as a forty something, as the style typically covers problem areas and gives an air of sophistication to the clever fashionista who wears it. This black bandeau one-piece covers up the front, while revealing some skin through a cross-laced back. Perfect for those (like me) with a muffin top issue, who still want to feel desirable and beautiful on the beach.
The Look: Ruffles
Who Did It Best: Nicolita and Maaji
Here are two very different ways to play with the popular ruffles accent. Nicolita’s Rumba Ruffles design family went big, using ruffles to give a latin-dance vibe to fun, bright suits (one and two piece alike), while accenting either your posterior or emphasizing (and mildly covering) your cleavage.
Maaji used ruffles as a detail, rather than the main event, as part of their 2012 Underwater Conquest Collection. Here the ruffles are accents along the waistline, or straps, made to look like aquatic flora from a coral reef. Maaji is very talented at incorporating the latest fashion and making it work for their design, rather than centering their design around the trends, like in their Bias Splash two piece swimsuit.
To read more about 2012 swimwear trends, check us out at Chic Galleria.