Fashion week had one of its more tropical incarnations at Miami’s Mercedes-Benz Swim Fashion Week over the weekend. The runways were full of bright bikinis that make you want to book a vacation, stat, but there were some other trends, vibes, and stunts that made me sit up and pay attention. Let’s pretend that we were hanging seaside this weekend too, shall we?
The first thing I noticed: One-pieces aren’t going anywhere. There were a ton at every show, and this one, from 6 Shore Road, was one of my favorites.
Beyond one-pieces, there were long sleeves too! Similar to the rash-guard look that’s gotten trendy recently, but these are full-on suits. How cute is this beachy one from CM Cia Maritima?
Models of all body types walked the runways like this beauty at For Lorelai by Jankele.
Among all the bikinis and suits were lots of chic cover-ups, including this dress by Caitlin Kelly, which looks every bit as polished as a normal frock.
Too cool: A Mercedes car printed in one of Mara Hoffman‘s signature bright-bright prints!
Tory Burch‘s beauties had a retro vibe going on in a floral pattern that echoed her spring 2014 runway. Also, can we talk about how gorgeous the background is?
More retro, guys! This silver, off-the-shoulder two-piece was styled with leg warmers at the Suboo show. It wasn’t the only high-cut leg I spotted either, so get ready for that next season!
Over at Lolli, I think they might’ve been getting in on the #FreetheNipple action. This look totally skipped the bikini top in favor of two pineapples.
And lest you think this was all about the ladies, fear not. The Maaji runway included hot dudes wearing bow ties.
How’s your suit style been so far this summer? Have you been rocking the same favorite one since Memorial Day, or are you wanting to refresh your collection?