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Swimsuits for Summer
Swimsuit Fashion Trends for 2005
Get ready to hit the beach with the latest
offerings from designers. Retro prints, polka dots and florals are
in this season, be it bikinis, one-piece suits or tanks. Strings
and bows are also the rage of the reason. And there is some good
news for those who lack the 'perfect 10 figure'. The tiny,
almost-invisible bikinis are no longer flooding the stores. More
practical swimwear which provides better coverage for your bottom
is here to stay this season and hopefully, for many more seasons
to follow. Here are some picks from the best designs available for
One Piece Suits
One-Piece Suits are still going hot this year. A
smart, practical, chic and designer choice is this gorgeous
pleated piece by famous designer Calvin Klein.
Available in a
range of colors from pink to cool blues to black, this smart piece
is priced at $94 and is available at a sale price of $70 at
also emerges a winner with it's revolutionary 'Miracle BraŽ'
swimwear. Choose from bikinis, tankinis, halter tops and many more
styles in floral, retro and other cool prints, all designed with
the push-up 'Miracle BraŽ.
collection has a fresh feel and look. From strapless to double
straps and halter one-piece suits in solids as wells as fresh
floral prints, they are the ultimate choice for hitting the beach
Bikinis, Bikini tops, Tankini tops (the top is a
tank top) and Halterkinis (a long halter top) are in vogue.
Tankini and Halterkini tops are a smart alternative to skimpy
bikini tops if you are less of the 'sexy' and more of the 'sporty'
Halter tops are here to stay.
Marcus has a wide range of animal prints and solids to
choose from starting from $100+. Another favorite this season is
pairing a halter bikini with a skirts or skirted pants.
has a nice selection starting from an affordable $24.
Macy's pleases yet again with it's range of
two-piece swimsuits. A pretty and definitely feminine pick is the
TOMMY HILFIGER Floral-Print Skirted Two-Piece priced at $94.
SAKS Fifth Avenue also hosts a nice assortment of
prints ranging from hearts, check, rose prints, leopard, florals
etc. apart from some classic solids.
& Cover Ups
Miniskirt Wraps, Sarongs and Tie Skirts continue
to act as the best cover ups for your bottom.
For top cover ups, hot favorites of the last
winter season, Ponchos, continue their journey onto this season's
trends as well. This pretty piece in turquoise in sheer silk
chiffon from Elizabeth Hurley, available at
SAKS Fifth Avenue is priced at $336 but stands out
from the usual cover-ups. Other wraps and cover-ups from SAKS are
also impressive. For more affordably priced alternatives, we
Figleaves. They have a lovely collection of mesh
sarongs, separates, pareos and skirts to boast of.