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South Beach Swimsuits’ Bikini Babes

Our favorite bikinis as seen on your favorite influencers

Rocky Barnes getting dirty in Tori Praver Crete Colorblock Eloisa Cristina bikini

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Tori Praver Crete Colorblock Eloisa Cristina bikini 

The Blonde Abroad showing off new L*Space Swim

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L*Space Redwood Bowie Redondo Bikini | http://bit.ly/2l1mhAA

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L*Space Redwood Bowie Redondo Bikini

The Blonde Abroad in L*Space Ridin’ High Krissy Underwire Bikini

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L*Space Ridin’ High Krissy Underwire bikini | http://bit.ly/2h1GxeR

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L*Space Ridin’ High Krissy Underwire bikini

Blonde Sorbet in Blue Life

Get the look:

Blue Life White Jacquard Roped Up One Piece

Blonde Sorbet in Blue Life Pacific Wash Seaside Scoop bikini

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Blue Life Pacific Wash Seaside Scoop bikini | http://bit.ly/2leMGqE

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Blue Life Pacific Wash Seaside Scoop bikini 

Helen Owen in Vitamin A

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Vitamin A Eco Fire Coral Neutra Bralette bikini | http://bit.ly/2kgNptS

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Vitamin A Eco Fire Coral Neutra Bralette Bikini

Sivan Ayla in Beach Riot

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Beach Riot Arcadia Black One Piece | http://bit.ly/2jrCm0F

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Beach Riot Arcadia Black One Piece

 Tasha Oakley in Vitamin A

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Vitamin A The Domino Effect Camryn Wrap bikini | http://bit.ly/2gwqkOn

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Vitamin A The Domino Effect Camryn Wrap bikini 

Tasha Oakley in Vitamin A Serafina Leah Bodysuit

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Vitamin A Serafina Leah Bodysuit | http://bit.ly/2jbJaQr

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Vitamina A Serafina Leah Bodysuit

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Tori Praver Swimwear // Resort 2017

Channeling major boho vibes with all new Tori Praver Swimwear

We’ve been huge fans of Tori Praver since her modeling days & our girl crush grew when she launched her swim line in in 2009. Her latest collection, titled ‘Royal Castaway’ might just be our favorite yet – shot on location in Milos, Greece & featuring model Emma Stern Nielsen.

Saying that we’re obsessed with these boho babe styles is an understatement. All the colorful details, floral prints & high wasted bikinis with cut outs in all the right places have us craving our own Greek getaway. Scroll down for our faves.

Shop the collection here

Vitamin A Eco Fire Coral Neutra Bralette Bikini | http://bit.ly/2kgNptS

Seeing Red for Valentine’s Day

We’ve got all the red bikinis you might need for this flirty day!

We can’t believe that February is already here which means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether your single or taken, planning a Galentine’s Day or romantic night with your man, red is most likely going to make an appearance. Fortunately, we have the cutest selection of red bikinis for you to choose from plus, we love the fact that these 1 pieces can double as a body suit!

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Lady Lux Bae Watch Monokini | http://bit.ly/2kwO9tg

We did some research on the color red & learned it’s the color of passion, action & energy. Not only are you going to stand out & make a statement in this color, red looks great on all skin tones. In fact, more coral reds are best for warm skin tones – here are some of our favorites:

 

For cool skin tones, more rose tones are you thing. This one from Peixoto is one of our current faves:

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Peixoto Wat ‘a Red The Jade 1 Piece | http://bit.ly/2kB9rIc

For those neutral skin toned babes, a true red is your best friend! These should be your go to looks:

Need more options? Don’t worry, we got you! Get all these hot fire styles & more here

The Daring Plunge

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Malai Classy Plunge White One Piece

The one piece plunging v neck is here to stay. The plunging neckline one piece came on the swimwear scene in 2015 and has made such a statement that designers have made this one piece a staple in their lineups season after season. The plunging front one piece is a bit daunting at first but once you find the right style and fit, its a one piece that can work for anyone.

 

 

Designer’s have taken this style and brought it in many different directions. Whether you have more simple style and are looking for a bold red or solid white one piece, a more daring and sexy all around look with cut outs or love the boho chic style with exotic patterns these plunging one pieces have something for everyone.

The plunging neckline is a great one piece that draws the eye up and distracts the eye away from problem areas. This style can highlight an hour glass figure and show the right amount of skin to flatter and flaunt the assets that we love. It may seem too daring or sexy to try a plunging one piece on, but once you have tried the right color and style it is surely a swimsuit staple needed in your warm weather or vacation fashion line up. This plunging one piece has given new life to the simple one piece, so dive in and find the perfect plunge one piece !

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Hot Trend Alert: High Neck Swimsuits are Here to Stay.

Who says coverage can’t be sexy?

Beach fashion has come a long way. So many styles come and go, but there is one swimsuit trend that is not going anywhere anytime soon. High Neck Swimsuits are all the rage and are more versatile than ever. Once widely popular to the sporty beach babes, this growing bathing suit trend is spreading to all body types and fashion genres from the full coverage One Piece to itsy-bitsy bikinis.

Now let’s be honest,  the high neck style might not work for everyone, but with so many options to choose from, almost anyone can rock this look!  These shoulder baring tops are perfect to highlight the collar-bone area and show off those kettle bell exercise results from you’ve been dying to flaunt.

Since we come in so many fabulous shapes and sizes, we handpicked some of our favorite picks for 2017 that will suit our different tastes and body shapes.

The High Neck One Piece – When your shoulders are your most prized possession, but you still want more coverage on your in the middle.

Profile by Gottex Marble High Neck One Piece

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Becca Prairie Rose High Neck One Piece – PilyQ Safari Reversible Seamless Wave One PieceLa Blanca Tropicali Plunge High Neck

 

The “Stay Put” High Neck Bikini.  This one is for the active babe.  These High Neck Bikinis are tailored to keep the girls locked up during your sandy sports.  These designers have perfected the art of sporty chic.  Check out our top picks for the season.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A Eco Earth Amber Bikini – Vitamin A Symmetry Mesh Celine  Bondi Bikini – Vitamin A Vermillion Perfection Bikini

L* Space

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See all High Neck Bikinis from the 2017 L*Space collection

Body Glove

We absolutely adore these vibrant colors and modern prints.  Body Glove is well loved for their sporty look and fit.  These fab bikini styles are a must have for the most rigorous beach activities.  Support and function for even the curviest athlete.  No wardrobe malfunctions here!

 

If Sporty isn’t your cup of tea, and you are going for a more “Boho” look, try a crochet style or one of these feminine prints.

Cut-outs, Cleavage and Crochet…Oh My!

The sexier side of the high neck trend.

Who says you have to cover your cleavage under the high neck?  These styles offer a more sultry look under peek-a-boo cut outs or intricate crochet details.  Animal prints and florals add to the sexy feel of these gorgeous swimsuits.

 

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Must See Beaches of 2017

Happy 2017, Beach Babes!

With each new year, we always get excited for all the amazing trips we want to plan for the year. Being bikini obsessed, we tend to coordinate coastal vacations but it also doesn’t help that we’ve been stuck in a Winter Wonderland for a few months & are craving warmer weather. With that being said, we’ve rounded up all the must see beaches of 2017 & put your bikini packing list together for you.

Ipanema Beach | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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I mean, weren’t bikinis pretty much invented here? We’ve been dying to head to Brazil since seeing models like Izabel Goulart, Candice Swanepoel & Allesandra Ambrosio galavanting around town ( & the beaches).

Maya Bay | Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

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Fun fact: this beach served as the backdrop for the movie The Beach. If it’s good enough for Leo, it’s good enough for us! But seriously, have you ever seen water this clear before?

El Castillo | Tulum, Mexico

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We are obsessed with the idea of this beach – Mayan ruins & crystal clear waters? Count us in! Don’t forget to explore the cenotes while you’re down there. This is a bucket list destination for sure!

Whitehaven Beach | Whitsunday Island, Australia

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Did you know the sand here is one of the whitest in the world – it doesn’t retain heat due to its silica composition? This beach is also one of the most exclusive as you can only get here by plane or boat.

Elafonisi Beach | Crete, Greece

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So this beach is really more like a lagoon but we’re not complaining. You can actually walk through the lagoon to a little island during low tide & explore the historic lighthouse & chapel. Did you know the sands here are pink? So cool!

Anse Source d’Argent | La Digue Island, Seychelles

anse-source-dargent-seychelles Did you know this beach is one of the most photographed in the world? We can totally see why!

Matira Beach | Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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This beach is incredible – it’s literally like 1 big swimming pool. I was lucky enough to honeymoon here & Bora Bora has quickly become my favorite destination. The water is so many shades of blue, warm & crystal clear. This is a must see!

Here’s what we’re packing!

xx,

South Beach Swimsuits

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Best Swimsuit Material for Swimming Workouts

If you taking your swimming seriously, it is important to make sure that the swimsuits worn are durable and comfortable. When choosing a swimsuit for swimming workouts,  the material of the suit is the most important factor for finding a swimsuit that will hold it’s shape, remain comfortable, and last as long as possible.

The three most common and basic types of materials used for swimsuits are nylon, Lycra, and polyester.

We’ve listed the pros and cons of each swimsuit material below to help you choose the best swimsuit fabric for your swimming lessons.


Basic Fabrics


1) Nylon –

Nylon is the most common material for swimsuits and is found in almost all suits.

Pros:

  • Strong and durable material
  • Holds a snug fit on the body

Cons:

  • Exposure to sun and chlorine will cause the colors in the suit fade over time
  • Elasticity wears thin over time

2) Spandex / Elastane (Lycra)

This material is found in most suits because it is comfortable to wear and is very flexible.

Pros:

  • Stretch material
  • Moves with body well
  • Soft and Comfortable

Cons:

  • Does not hold up well to repeated exposure to chlorine
  • Will eventually lose its elasticity and sag

3) Polyester

Price Range: High

Polyester based swimsuits are mostly used for training swimsuits due to the duration and strength of the fabric. Athletic and swimwear brands like TYR’s Durafast and Nike’s Polyester suits are primarily polyester.
Pros:

  • Holds strength over time
  • Durable and withstands chlorine
  • Lasts a very long time

Cons:

  • Less commonly found in department stores
  • Less stretchy
  • Thicker and less breathable

It is rare to find suits that are made from only one of these materials. Most suits feature a combination to benefit from the best attributes of each fabric. The basic fabric blends are the most affordable. However, cheaper swimsuits from department or clothing stores like Target, Walmart, and fashion stores are typically lower in quality and will lose their shape very quickly.


Blended Fabrics


Price Range: Highest

New fabrics have been created to make swimsuits that are both comfortable and flexible as well as long lasting. These latest technologies include Polyester PBT, Xtra Life Lycra, and branded technologies by the top athletic and swim companies.

Xtra Life Lycra

This material is an improved version of regular Lycra designed especially for swimwear. Many swimwear brands like Speedo and Reebok have swimsuits with about 20% XtraLife Lycra.
- Comfortable and stretchy like regular Lycra
- Withstands chlorine
- Will still eventually lose shape after extended wear
- Garment will hold shape and elasticity longer

Poly PBT

Poly PBT is a new variation of polyester with more stretch. Speedo’s Endurance line and Kiefer’s Aqualast suits are 50% polyester and 50% PBT. These suits have the durability of regular polyester plus:

  • Quick drying
  • Low water absorbency
  • Withstands chlorine and holds color pigment
  • More stretch, flexibility, and comfort

Branded Technologies

Most swimwear manufacturers, such as Nike and Speedo have introduced their own branded fabric blends. The attributes of these fabrics vary by brand, but most claim to be:

  • Chlorine resistant
  • Comfortable and stretchy
  • Long lasting
  • Retains shape and fit
  • Lightweight and fast drying

Some examples of these branded fabrics are Kiefer XLA, Nike NX and Performance Poly, or Arena Waterfeel. These materials were developed by the brands individually and are only available through their retailers.


If you want a swimsuit that will last a long time, which is especially important if you plan on spending a lot of time in the water during the summer, whether for fun, swim lessons or training, we recommend a polyester or polyester blend swimsuit because it is the most durable. While polyester may be more expensive than nylon and lycra, this is the best swimsuit material because it will hold up much longer, resulting in better long term value.