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2016 Swimsuit Styles and What They Can Do for Your Figure

Monday, APRIL 1, 2013

Swimsuit trends this year are a departure from the past decade.  While there are still barely there bikinis, you will see a new trend favoring retro swimsuits that are far more modest gracing the racks this year.  No matter the style of swimsuit, the trends of floral, metallic and 80’s color block are back. One new trend to watch for is the cut-out. 

Spring Summer 2013 Swimwear Trends

Swimsuit styles and fashion trends for the Spring Summer 2016 are a collection of swimwear fashion and the designers offer bright and non-ordinary models for every taste and body type in order to create a trendy, individual image. 

This new season the most relevant are bandeau swimwear, monokinis and one-piece swimsuitsSwimwear with the sleeves of various shapes and asymmetry on one shoulder are in fashion. This design is relevant for one-piece and two-piece models. One of the hottest trends of the season - is the design of swimsuits in the style of «pin-up» and the retro of the 50s: the top in form of a bustier, low necklines and high waist in panties. Such models are found in the collections of almost all designers. 

Sporty silhouette and geometric design in the style of color blocks with the use of bright contrasting colors – the following trends of the season, reminiscent of fashionable swimsuits of the 80s. Among the elements of 2016 swimwear’s decor trendy are fringe, ruffles and flounces. There are no restrictions on the use of these elements; they are relevant for the top and bottom of any style swimsuit. 

The next fashion trends of the collections – are swimsuits with knitted and woven elements, and weaving thin strips. This is especially true for one-piece models and monokini, in which the elegant lines of the silhouette are emphasized. 

Spring Summer 2013 Swimwear Trends

Floral, exotic, animal prints and prints with shimmering colors of sea water – are the most fashionable prints of the new season. Several different prints can be combined in a single model, in two-piece swimsuit designers often combine top with a print and solid color bottom. 

Neon colors – is the next hot trend of new collections, they are popular in one-color version and in the fashion prints. Neon colors – is the next hot trend of new collections, they are popular in one-color version and in the fashion prints.

Spring Summer 2013 Swimwear Trends

Another bright trend of swimwear collection spring summer 2016 – are modes that are reminiscent of the design of lingerie and evening dresses. These swimsuits are made in black color; their decor often includes lace, transparent inserts, rhinestones and sequins.

Variety IS an option!

What's your Beachwear SUMMER Style ?

Tuesday, MARCH 19

Is it a swimsuit? Is it a bikini and a cover-up? Do you go through this in your mind every year before Beach weather? Break it down... make it easy and stressfree - it is YOU and YOU alone that decides what your style is!

Maybe… Is it a summer wardrobe and a style that you need?

Beachwear can be so much more than just a swimsuit. It can be lightweight and flowing summer dresses; it can be be plain or fancy long or short skirts, or a simple tee; it can be halter tops, shorts, tankinis, one piece, sarongs, wrap-arounds, tie-ons… whatever you want it to be. That's what beachwear is.
all about.

So, what's in style for beachwear?

Who cares! Here is a great motto for all of us:

If it is MY style; It's IN style…

All the clothes you buy and wear, beachwear is also an expression of your spirit, so speak loudly or softly, whichever you choose or however you feel.

Where do you wear beachwear? Anywhere. Beachwear is not just for the beach or the pool. Are you going on a cruise or taking off to a resort? Think “bikini beachwear” (if that's your style) for sunning by the pool or those days along the sandy beaches. But you will also want other summer beachwear as well, like dresses, skirts and pants. There's beachwear to dress UP in, dress DOWN in or beachwear you simply just throw on!

For shopping or dining or even a night on the town, there are many beachwear options in many different styles and patterns that will assure that you are not breaking the dress codes while still enjoying the comfortable, cool and sexy feel of summer or the tropics. Sarongs and halter top beachwear will be an awesome addition to your summer or vacation wardrobe to mix and match with your bathing suits, skirts or your shorts, tees and jeans. With just a few beachwear items, you can create many different looks and styles that are all your own.

With Beachwear, anything goes. It's a matter of your own personal style. Sometimes just throwing on a fun summer skirt over your swimsuit and walking the sands of the beach can give you a sense of freedom that is much more powerful than the hottest bikini.

Shopping for bikini beachwear?

Most women already know what type of swimwear they are looking for through trial and error and those countless and frustrating trips to the dressing rooms. We usually know what is the best fit for us, whether it's underwired tops, string bikini bottoms, full coverage, slight coverage, tankini, French cut, Brazilian…

It's possible the beachwear that is available in our local shops may be limited, but the internet is not. We don't have to settle on this issue and we can find exactly what we want via internet shopping. So refine those searches and be specific about what you are looking for and you will find the perfect style that makes you feel and look great! Shop Now!

Define your own beachwear style. Decide what you love and want and go get it. Remember: If it's YOUR style. It's IN style.

Tie one On !! HOW TO TIE A SORONG!

Monday MARCH 18, 2103

There is no right or wrong way to tie a sarong, that’s what makes them   so versatile and fun to wear!  If you are wearing it, you did it right.

There are many ways to wear a sarong. We have listed a few for you to try!

Halter dress - Place sarong around your body (back to front) take the two ends of your sarong, cross the two ends over your bust and tie into a knot in at the back of your neck.

Wrap skirt - Place sarong around your waist (back to front), tie sarong ends at your side and let hang off of your hip.

Dress or Mini-Skirt - Place sarong around your body a little under the arms, take the ends of each side and hold in front, tie the ends in a knot above your bust. You can also use this technique to create a skirt by wrapping the sarong at waist level.

Front Pleated - Place sarong around your body a little under the arms, hold the ends of the sarong away from you and fold evenly into pleats along the top and tuck into the center. You can add a little flair to this style by securing it with a pin or clip.

More then anything just be creative with your new sarong. Remember to make sure your body is in the center of the sarong so that your folds will be even.

One of the most commonly asked questions by women and men who are just getting into wearing sarongs is, “How do I tie the sarong?” People can become frustrated and voice complaints such as, “I can’t get the fabric to lay flatteringly on my body,” “It is always too bulky around the knot or the waist,” “The knot won’t stay tied,” and “I just can’t get it to stay on.”

Don’t worry! You don’t have to be afraid your wrap will fall off as you’re walking down the street. Tying a sarong is really a very simple task. With the proper instruction it won’t take you long at all to master, and you’ll be wrapping your sarong on and looking fabulous in seconds flat. With a little patience and practice, you can learn a wide variety of wraps that are applicable for different occasions, such as short skirts, long skirts, and elegant dresses. Tying a sarong well will flatter your fugure no doubt! 

The History of the Bikini

SUNDAY, March 17, 2013

On July 5, 1946, a French engineer called Louis Réard unveiled an outfit "smaller than the world's smallest swimsuit." It arrived with a bang, so named after the nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll, and remains popular to this day...

The History of the Bikini
In the overall history of swimsuits, it seems almost strange that the bikini a piece of swimwear design that is so entrenched in our culture, should be less than 60 years old. From its introduction to the world in 1946, however, to the latest trends and designs of 2005, the bikini has made much of its brief, illustrious history. 

While the two-piece swimsuit we know of today as the bikini has only been marketed and sold as the “bikini” for 60 years, the fashion that inspired it is nearly as old as civilization itself. Years ago, archaeologists discovered Minoan wall paintings from 1600 B.C. and Roman mosaics from 300 A.D. that depict the bikini. Six years after the introduction of the bikini to the modern world, one Italian archaeologist was stunned to uncover wall paintings in the gymnasium of a traditional Sicilian villa that portray eight female gymnasts in diaper-like panties and strapless, bandeau-style tops. Clearly, the history of the bikini begins much earlier than 1946. Still, it is the explosive, modern debut of the bikini in the year 1946 and subsequent modifications of the bikini that truly define the popular two-piece swimsuit. 

The bikini was invented and launched almost simultaneously by two French fashion designers: Jacques Heim and Louis Reard. Heim was a swimsuit designer who had created a two-piece suit to be sold in his beach shop in Cannes. He marketed the swimsuit as the “Atome,” (named for its small size and meant to be compared with the atom, the smallest particle of matter yet known). To market his new innovation, Heim hired skywriters to advertise his new, scandalously tiny swimsuit. 

The same summer of 1946 in which Heim was introducing his “Atome,” Louis Reard was creating his own similar, two-piece swimsuit. He named and marketed his swimsuit as the bikini, proclaiming that it was “smaller than the smallest bathing suit in the world.” Reard christened his swimsuit the bikini in honor of post-WWII, experimental atomic bombs being detonated in the South Pacific, near the Bikini Reef. The bikini swimsuit was supposed to have caused the same earth-shattering reaction among those who viewed it as was inspired by the rising mushroom clouds of atomic bombs. The bikini soon superseded the “Atome” as the official appellation of the two-piece swimsuit. 

The bikini received its first official induction into swimwear fashion on July 5, 1946 when French model Micheline Bernardini paraded onto the runway in it at a poolside fashion show in Paris. A number of American correspondents responsible for reporting the fashion show were both shocked and titillated by the model’s skimpy attire. While many Americans believed the bikini was simply too scandalous for virtuous American women to adopt, the bikini would make its debut into American fashion only one year later. 

The original bikinis of the 1940s and 1950s were fairly modest in their coverage, as compared to current standards. Bottoms were cut above the navel, and tops provided full coverage of the bust. Despite this rather modest beginning, the bikini would undergo several transformations as the decades progressed. Fashion designers practiced with many varieties and innovations for the swimsuit, including a bikini top with attached propellers, a suit made entirely of red hair, and a rather discomforting version constructed of porcupine quills. In the 1940s and 1950s, the bikini was so small that it could easily be packed into a matchbook, but the suit would undergo even more drastic shrinkage as the years went on. 

In the 1970s, following a shocking sexual revolution in the United States, fashion designers revamped the bikini to be even more revealing and titillating. The string bikinis of the 1970s exposed the navel for the first time by fitting the bottoms just on the hips. The top left little to the imagination, providing only minimal bra-style coverage. In the 1980s, the popular thong bikini was introduced into American fashion. Fashion designers claimed the origin of the thong bikini to be from the traditional clothing of Amazonian tribal groups in Brazil. The thong bikini offered the scantiest coverage yet imagined in the rear of the suit. 

In the 1990s and 2000s, fashion designers have continued to revamp the old bikini and have innovated new styles for the two-piece swimsuit. While the thong bikini and string bikini have only grown in popularity, the tankini has recently been added to the growing selection of bikini swimwear. 

In its short, modern history of 60 years, the bikini has managed to repeatedly shock the world with its ever more revealing nature. Nonetheless, the history of the bikini is hardly finished. Fashion designers will, without a doubt, continue to experiment with the “smallest bathing suit in the world.” 

The Perfect Vintage Suit for the Perfect Pin-up Style !

This Spring, we’re seeing a combination of throwback prints and high-waisted, boy short bottoms that provide more coverage than the bi-coastal cut, " classic sexy" string bottom . Sporting the more comfortable vintage look and adopting the “less is best style”, for those who can pull it off, the more modest vintage look may be just as sexy. Mix and Match and find that perfect fit by buying separates like a Retro Skirted and high waisted bottom. Pair this flattering bottom with a full halter top that ties around the neck and back for  a vintage feel. Voila - Perfect pinup girl style!

What's NEW in Swimwear this Year?

FRIDAY - MARCH 15, 2013

With summer right around the corner, we’re all eager to hit the beach and plan our summer vacation! But whether you’re soaking up the sun in Venice or cruising on the Caribbean,  the most important decision won’t be what suntan lotion to bring, but which swimwear pieces you’ll be wearing.

Corey's Beachwear is always on top of  the ‘in’ styles and the ‘out’ styles of swimwear, helping you choose the piece of swimwear that is the perfect fit and in-line with this year’s fashion trends. So what’s hot in swimsuits, and what’s comfortable this season?

Hot, and SIZZLING HOT brand’s selection of high-end, luxury and fashion-forward swimwear brands including St. John, LUXE by Lisa Vogel, Ella Moss, Splendid, Guess, Nautica, Athena, NEXT, Hurley, and Reef. Whether it’s for a luxurious resort vacation, spring break with your girlfriends, or just to look fabulous poolside in your own backyard, has your whole look covered. These brands are known for their avant-garde designs, luxury fabrics, and social initiatives, The brands have gained worldwide recognition for their swimsuits and has been featured in magazines such as Sports illustrated, Maxim, Los Angeles Times, and Ocean Drive. 

For the more conservative, a more modest swimwear such as tankinis, one piece and cover-ups, offer a stylish and comfortable alternative for all body types. It’s our mission at Corey's Beachwear to help women everywhere feel attractive in their swimwear by finding a suit to fit every body. No matter what your body shape, you will look and feel great in the modest swimsuits that enhance the curves you love while hiding those you don’t. We’ll team you up with one of our Fit Experts that eat, sleep and live to help our clients select the most flattering suit! We think the world of our experts, and you will too. At Corey's Beachwear, we have the perfect swimwear to Suit Every Body. 



Whether you're tucking your suit in the drawer for winter or getting ready for the next trip...CARING for your favorite bathing suits is a must. 

Below is a quick list of dos and don't to make your suits last. 

  • Try on suits before you wear in public. Fibers may have stretched and broken to the embarrassing point of falling off or becoming see-thru. Better to know before you go.
  • Alternate suits to rest them. Alternating allows suits to go back to their original shape and reduces stretching. It also adds variety to your wardrobe and vacation pictures.
  • Use older suits for the hot tub. They are stretched out a bit already. This will save your favorite suits from being boiled in chlorine. You can hear them screaming too!
  • Avoid drying in the sun and rubbing on rough surfaces. Salt and chlorine dried on a suit in the sun will break down the fibers. Use the available shower for a quick rinse and dry off in the shade. We all know what rough surfaces do. :D
  • Never use a washer or dryer to clean your suit. Just say no!
  • Never use clothing detergents. They have more drying agents to weaken fibers.
  • Wash by hand with a mild detergent. Even delicate fabric wash is not really made for suit care, so suit cleanser is best. Suit cleanser will neutralize the chlorine and salt (they eat the suit) and add a conditioner to the fabric, so you know it's safe when you store it in your drawer for the next trip.

Now that you know how to take care of your favorites, you can start to build a beautiful vacation wardrobe that will last for years and years to come!

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