Swimwear 2014: Two Refreshing Collections

The Mara Hoffman and Dolores Cortés 2014 swimwear lines were breaths of fresh air. I felt like the others collections were just a toss-up of random suits, but my dear Mara and Dolores have pulled together beautiful lines of sophisticated pieces that flowed and made sense as a fashion collection.

Mara Hoffman

Mara had a very Eastern theme, which was accented with colorful yet subtle accessories. Everything just came together in a very fun yet refined way. Beauty.

mara hoffman swimwear 2014 2And the accessories. Shoes and bags that match so perfectly. Coveting.

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From Mara-East we go to Dolores Island. The colors are brighter, with tropical themes. The spikey bikini top is a statement and it’s exciting. GOLD!

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Swimwear 2014 in Miami

I flipped through all the shows from Miami’s 2014 Swimwear shows and I was underwhelmed. There were only two shows I felt like were worth spotlighting, other than that, here are my favorite pieces.

Caitlin Kelly

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Agua di Lara

aqua di lara swimwear 2014Aguaclara

aguaclara swimwear 2014Caitlin Kelly (again)

caitlin kelly swimwear 2014 1L*Space by Monica Wise

l*space by monica wise swimwear 2014I feel like high fashion swimwear is tough, because there’s a limitation on what you can do with the outfit, beyond a few unique cuts and the pattern. Am I wrong on that opinion?