Telemundo 47 “Primera Edición” Segment On One Piece Swimsuit Trends!
This morning, I had the pleasure of visiting the Telemundo studios and appearing on “Primera Edición” to discuss the latest swimsuit trends, focusing particularly on the growing popularity of one-piece styles and the various trends within this realm. You can check out the entire segment above and, below, you can read up on all the details regarding the trends discussed and the swimsuits featured.
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
Forget animal prints! Leopard spots and zebra stripes may be cool, but the most exciting one piece swimsuits escort us into the wilderness not via animal prints but through photorealistic renditions of the creatures we’d find in jungles, deserts, and oceans. We Are Handsome has been at the foremost of this trend, offering a range of swimsuit featuring gorgeous images of animals worthy of the pages of National Geographic.
We Are Handsome The Mighty Scoop, $297. Available at WeAreHandsome.com
A traditional scoopneck style, this swimsuit put the mighty lion front and center, capturing the feline creature’s intense stare, the shadows and beams of lights along the planes of its face, and of course, that textured mane in all of its glory.
We Are Handsome The Pantera Panel One Piece, $369. Available at WeAreHandsome.com
If you love the concept of a photorealistic animal print but prefer a silhouette that’s a bit more cheeky and even slightly vintage, try the We Are Handsome The Pantera Panel One Piece. This swimsuit features lush leaves along the backdrop to create the mystery of a jungle and, on the center panel, a frontal view of a black panther. Molded cups give the bust a very defined form that’s reminiscent of a bustier, while mesh side panels give the style breathability. And, of course, the halter ties can be removed so you can wear it as a strapless number.
PRETTIER THAN A PIN-UP GIRL
We’re seeing a resurgence of nostalgic silhouettes that hearken back to the 1940s and 1950s, recalling the bathing suits worn by stars like Rita Hayworth in that era. To demonstrate the trend, I focused on the following two pieces — both adorably retro!
Oasis Digital Rose Print Swimsuit, $77. Available at Oasis-Stores.com
Enter a rose garden with this one-piece swimsuit by Oasis, which features the blossoms most closely associated with romance and desire. Though the rose motif is classic, this print’s digital rendition nature gives the swimsuit a modern touch, creating a lovely visual tension when juxtaposed with the retro silhouette and design details — among them s a halter top, a coquettish sweetheart neckline, and pink piping that create a corset-like look.
Topshop Contrast Spot Scallop Swimsuit, $72. Available at US.Topshop.com
Vintage-loving girls like Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel would likely swoon over this two-toned Topshop swimsuit, which features a powder blue bottom and a carnation pink bodice — all covered in black polka dots. The bottoms feature a lower cut along the thighs, making this piece ideal for those who want more coverage along their hips and rear. The more modest cut also helps to give the piece its 1950s air, as do the bustier-style top, the well-defined waistline, the frilly trim on the molded cups and at the waist, and the removable halter ties.
CUT IT OUT!
Women who want to reveal a little skin but dread the notion of putting on a bikini can still feel sexy and a bit naughty by donning a one-piece with cut-out details that practically play peek-a-boo with onlookers.
Sofia by Sofia Vergara Macramé One-Piece Swimsuit, $39.99. Available at Kmart.com
In the segment, we showcased this very same swimsuit from the Sofia by Sofia Vergara collection for Kmart but in a Pepsi Blue shade (lest we forget, the Colombian bombshell is a Pepsi spokesperson). As you’ll see in the clip above, the host, Odalys Molina, was absolutely smitten with this number since she found it to strike the perfect balance between conservative and saucy. The swimsuit features a built-in shelf bra with molded cups that offer a smoother appearance while providing support, and it comes with removable straps so that it can be worn as a halter style or a strapless number. But what makes this swimsuit a va-va-va-voom piece are the cut-outs long the sides, which feature knotted strands of fabric inspired by the art of macramé.
Athleta Kamala One Piece, $79. Available at Athleta.com
Did you know that Athleta, the brand that specializes in performance gear and stylish yoga clothes, recently branched out into swimwear? Well, it did! One of its offerings for Summer 2014 is this stunning one-piece swimsuit, which features an Ikat print in lovely aquatic tones that was inspired by yoga. Sporty but spicy, the swimsuit features a V-shaped neckline, an open back, and three horizontal straps at the hips.
DRAPED IN JEWELS
Globe-trotters, Bohemian beach babes, yacht-boarding vixens, and fashion tastemakers alike will love the free-spirited, fanciful, wanderlust-inducing quality of Camilla’s designs. In addition to her exotic prints, Camilla embellishes her swimsuits, kaftans, and cover-ups with the most elegant gems and stones to make them all the more luxurious.
If I could, I would have showcased ten different pieces from the brand but — alas — we only had 4 minutes, so I had to edit down the selections!
For a Saint Tropez-ready look, try one of Camilla’s Bohemian luxe swimsuits, which feature elaborate prints inspired by Australian designer Camilla Franks’ many travels. This stunning one-piece swimsuit perfectly captures the designer’s aesthetic with its vibrant color scheme and the medallion-like motifs along the center of the piece, which are reminiscent of Jaipur and Mumbai. This particular halter-neck swimsuit features a veritable kaleidoscope of diamond shapes in vertical lines, their colors gradating as the gaze moves from the top to the bottom of the fabric. A U-shaped golden buckle detail adorns the deep V-shaped neckline, and the front is painstakingly embellished with almond-shaped, hammered, golden metal studs, rounded studs painted in neon shades of green, orange, and yellow, as well as in soft carnation pink, and even Swarovski crystals in shades ranging from tangerine orange to citrine yellow. In the second photo above, you can really admire some of those elaborate embellishments. Literally, everyone at the Telemundo station was lusting after this swimsuit, along with a similar one in light blue and lilac which we briefly showcased.
Just like the 1950s are staging a fashion comeback, the 1920s are poised to make yet another reappearance. Some of this season’s swimsuits feature strong and graphic prints that evoke this era, especially the Art Deco architecture, interior design, and fashion movement that emerged during this decade.
Vince Camuto Art Deco Bandeau Maillot, $104. Available at VinceCamuto.com
This strapless swimsuit from Vince Camuto features a bold, geometric, black-and-white print that nods to the Art Deco movement through both the color scheme and the use of arrow shapes and angular details.
Bold floral prints have been ubiquitous this summer but Hawaiian blossoms have been particularly in vogue.
Topshop Aloha Frill Swimsuit, $77. Available at US.Topshop.com
This neon coral swimsuit features white hibiscus blossoms, a clear nod to the official flower of the state of Hawaii. The effect is whimsical and surfer chic. A ruffled flounce adorning the neckline, meanwhile, adds a flirty vibe to the halter-neck style.