By: Marisa on July 23, 2014
Now that Mercedes Benz Swim Week is a wrap, we can sit down and organize our thoughts rather than be doing a thousand things at a time. Don’t get me wrong, the events and the shows were an absolute blast, but it’s nice to take some time out and actually focus on the 2015 swimwear trends that we’re sure to see soon once the collections arrive.
One of the top trend that you’ll be seeing in the 2015 swimwear collections is the focus of animal prints. But this year it isn’t necessarily the basic leopard or cheetah print that we saw in 2014. This year there is a focus on the actual animal’s photo itself! Like this Mara Hoffman printed rashguard below. It takes the words “animal print” and transforms them into a completely different meaning.
Animal print bikinis have a tribal, jungle flair that is sexy and fashionable. New and established designers alike are coming up with animal print styles for their swimwear items, apart from the must-have leopard bikini. At The Orchid Boutique we offer leopard print bikinis, monokinis, one piece swimsuits, as well as snake print, zebra print, cow print, crocodile print, and more. Every fashion gal longs for that leopard print swimsuit or bikini that exudes a sexy flair.
A new take on animal prints in 2015 is coming. Keep an eye out for this fashionable trend.
Caged Bikini Tops are one of the hottest trends that we’ve been talking about for months now. We’ve also seen it in some of last year’s collections, the extra thick straps of material. Caged bikini tops offer an amazing benefit of covering up a little more of the rib drift, resulting in an elongated torso. This gives the illusion of a thinner, more-toned core, which is something every woman wants to highlight! Having a side cage swimsuit, or even a strappy bikini, allows for a sexier way to cover up just a little more of your skin without having to wear a one piece. Rocking a cut out swimsuits will be the hot new trend in 2015.
Bralette Tops are the go-to choice for the girl who seeks a trendy top that will give her the support and comfort she would expect from a sporty-style bra. They are known for offering a sweet and simple look that is fashionable yet perfect for any activity out in the sun. Like a sports bra, bralette bikini tops typically feature more coverage around the bust with straps that provide added support.
This up-and-coming trend is wildly showcased with such notable designers as Mara Hoffman and Trina Turk. Ethnic print swimwear uses tribal designs and primitive patterns to take that style up a notch. This year Luli Fama had a ton of ethnic printed swimwear, which when combined with bright colors and shiny embellishments, really put on quite the swimwear spectacle.
Similar to wrap tops and bralette tops, the crop top bikini is a must for the girl-on-the-beach-go. At The Orchid Boutique, we carry a wide variety of sporty bra tops that offer maximum support for larger busts, criss-cross straps for optimal control during high-intensity sports, and thicker fashion straps for a boho and chic “cami look” that is trending for 2015. When going for the sporty look, you’re picking out a bikini top that is not the standard. Sporty tops are so versatile that they are good for beach volleyball, swimming, surfing, jogging, and even working out. Leave the fear of your swimsuit falling off behind or the annoying pain at your neck from a string-bikini knot!
This is the trend that has completely taken over swimwear. Wrap Bikini Tops offer an amazing benefit of covering up a little more of the rib drift, resulting in an elongated torso. This gives the illusion of a thinner, more-toned core, which is something every woman wants to highlight! Another great benefit is that most wrap tops are constructed somewhat like a halter, meaning you will get the coverage and support you need for the bust while accentuating your natural curves. They are also completely adjustable, so they are the perfect top option for almost any bust size. Having a wrap style bikini, or even a wrap swimsuit, allows for a sexier way to cover up just a little more of your skin without having to wear a one piece.
Sexy black swimsuits can be worn regardless of the age, era, or season trends. It’s never too early or late to wear a black bikini or swimwear, it’s just like a dress. The great thing about black swimsuits is that they are perfect for every body type. This year at the Mercedes Benz Swim Show, there was an abundance of black bikinis dying to make it down the runway. We love the sleek, chic, sexy appeal of a little black bikini.
You know we love high waisted pin up bikinis. It’s always been a huge focus in the brands we carry year after year. The retro style combined with the chic modern flair creates the ultimate swimwear style piece. But now these designers are taking it one step further and adding side cut outs to the high waisted bottoms. It creates a very sexy trend when the hips are exposed, and we all know that when it comes to swimwear, sometimes showing the more skin the better.
The beauty of mesh, or crochet bikinis lies in that adding crochet detail can result in truly original and couture fashion. Our designer bikinis are showered with mesh detail creating a one of a kind piece. Even in ever so subtle measures, crochet swimsuits have an incredible appeal. Crochet appliques in swimsuits and bikinis give the item an extra kick and fashionable flair. Even pairing two crochet swimsuits of the same style side by side will yield different results.
Rashguards are a type of water wear suit, normally made of spandex, nylon, and polyester. They are most notably worn while surfing when the weather is too warm for a wet suit. The rashguards origin? None other than Australia! You can use these trendy rashguard tops to stay out of the sun and keep your shoulders hidden from those dangerous rays. It doesn’t hurt that these long-sleeves tops are extremely trendy!
The upcoming 2015 swimwear collections will be coming out before you know it. We’re so excited to bring you these exciting new trends and looks before anyone else. Consider us your number one source for all upcoming styles this 2015 season. Happy shopping!
By: Natalia on July 21, 2014
You heard it here first ladies: it's your Orchid Boutique exclusive on two of the hottest swimwear brands that have made a splash (quite literally) this Swim Week 2015 at the ultra chic Soho Beach Beach House on July 20, 2014. The 2015 collections of Lolli Swim and Acacia Swimwear were unveiled in a show fit for the Miami Beach scene; from the lavish hotel setting, the stylish attendees, and the runway suspended over the pool, we definitely felt the heat at this dual-show! Typical of Lolli Swim, we were anticipating seeing a lot of cheeky bow-back bottoms, candy-colored solids, and feminine silhouettes. For Acacia, we love the young brand's dedication to simply-sexy cuts, trendy prints, versatile solids, and strappy-caged detailing. But we were blown out of the water when their newest designs were strutted down the runway. Here is what you ladies can expect from Lolli Swim and Acacia's 2015 Collection! Enjoy! 1. Lolli - Classic Bows Let's face it: when you think of ... read more!
By: Marisa on July 21, 2014
Luckily enough, the rain stayed far away from Miami Beach during the debut of the 2015 AguaClara Swimwear collection for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim. Part of a five designer show, AguaClara 2015 rounded out the designers to bring the heat that Miami craves. It was a packed house in the Cabana Grande, as the show kicked off around 6:30pm. Agua Clara Swimwear 2015 was the fashionable caboose of the show and we waited in anticipation of all the trends and highlights. AguaClara is sophisticated brand that combines the Andean and the Amazon with high couture. Agua Clara Swimwear is ethnic-rooted with natural elements that create a unique look for each piece. AguaClara is focused on nature, basing its inspiration on Peru, it’s country of origin. This season is full of AguaClara’s daring selection of animal prints that are showcased in natural and fantasy colors, as well as high definition digital prints ... read more!
By: Marisa on July 20, 2014
Normally, people equate Sundays with the end of a weekend that was all too short. Yet this weekend we equated Sunday with one of the hottest swimwear collections of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim-- Luli Fama 2015. Last year, this collection showcased some wild dancing before the show, but some phenomenal swimwear just after, which is why we couldn't' wait to see what this brand ad up it's sleeve. Let's just say, we were not even remotely disappointed one bit with the 2015 Luli Fama Swimwear collection. We saw some amazing trends showcased in this vibrant runway show. Some trends that we are sure with be splashed about the swimwear scene in 2015. Let's discuss some of the highlights of the Luli Fama Swimwear 2015 show: Mesh / Crochet Bikini One of the biggest trends from the 2015 Luli Fama collection, was crochet or mesh pieces. Crocheted detailing adds that extra ... read more!
By: Marisa on July 20, 2014
The Mikoh Swimwear 2015 collection was the talk of the town last night as they released their 2015 swimwear line at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim. The brand debuted to a packed house, where even such high profile designers like Tori Praver had to stand at the back of the house to get a good glimpse. Just some quick history of the brand, Mikoh Swimwear is the collaboration of sister duo Oleema and Kalani Miller. Born and bred in the small beach town of San Clemente in Orange County, California, Oleema and Kalani grew up with the ocean in their backyard. Ths Mikoh Swimwear line is their statement on swimwear for the modern woman, inspired by a life spent in bikinis and oceans around the world. Oleema and Kalani were raised in a family of surfers, designers, and lovers of the sea. Both were encouraged to explore creativity and self-expression -- Oleema through ... read more!
By: Marisa on July 20, 2014
We are never disappointed with Mara. And this year at the MBFW fashion show this year, the 2015 Mara Hoffman Swimwear collection was no different. Mara Hoffman always delivers in her runway shows, which is what makes them so popular amongst the bloggers and fashionistas of the world. Her perfect patterns and wild colors combinations are always eye catching to say the least. There was a line around the block this time around, two hours early, just to get at least standing room for one of the hottest designers in the game. This year the Mara Hoffman Swimwear collection incorporated some interesting trends. Let's discuss: High Waisted Swimsuits For the first time, the designer debuted one of our top trends from last year, high waisted swimsuits! It was a refreshing sight to see, because when you combine such an amazingly fashionable trend like high waisted bottoms, and pair it with Mara Hoffman's ... read more!