I can't think of a better city in the world to show off trends in swimwear. The glitterati of Miami show off their fabulous figures and bronzed skin in the most stylish swimwear around. At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week held from15-19 July 2009 various hot swim trends could be identified.
One trend was the one-piece. It has been clear for some time that a swimsuit is a desirable garment once more, but it needs interest like cutaway sections, a deep V neckline or gathering to avoid looking frumpy. Opt for a costume with detailing to look cool and cover up any problem areas at the same time.
Prints were also key for many designers especially jungle inspired ones. Jewellery worn with swimwear was also something to take notice of. Although not hugely practical, especially when things really heat up, the latter look is high fashion and a style statement that says 'I can accessorise even on the beach'. To get this look yourself, try wearing some long wooden beads which won't get so hot in the sun.
Another great trend is fifties inspired swimwear. The focus of this style is making the most of the waist and often features low leg briefs or shorts. Great news for anyone wanting to conceal their behind beneath a bit more fabric.
The last trend that I love is Grecian. Look out for one-shoulder styles, draping and interesting neckline detailing. You too can be a beach goddess! Read more about these trends over at The Fashion List.
Which look do you favour on the beach or poolside?