Wednesday, April 22, 2009

CC’s ABCs of Swimwear

Brace yourselves for some image-heavy alphabetic coverage, darlings!
A is for Asymmetric
Ann-Sofie Back (Note: runway coverage via nymag.com)
Marios Schwab
Tibi sundial batik one piece, at shopbop.com.
B is for Belted
Versace
Oscar de la Renta
Caroline Charles
Morgan belted bikini at asos.com.
C is for Chevron
Michael Kors
Rosa Cha
Ella Moss Waldo stripe maillot, at shopbop.com.
D is for Daring
DSquared2
Danielle Scutt
Tommy Hilfiger
E is for Edgy Eclecticism
Gisele in Missoni’s bargello pattern suit
F is for Futuristic
Maison Martin Margiela
G is for Gathered
Rosa Cha
H is for Hybrid
Three as Four
Tropical leaf monokini at forever21.com.
I is for Invisible
Hervé Léger
Melissa Obadash Amalfi one-piece, at shopbop.com.
J is for Jeweled
Pamella Roland
Rosa Cha

K is for Knit
Cacharel
L is for Lacy
Rosa Cha
M is for Mix and Match
Tiger and dot bikini at victoriassecret.com.
N is for New Neckline
Rosa Cha
O is for Olympics
Roberto Cavalli
P is for Peplum
Louis Vuitton
Q is for Quirky
Arm-wrapped at Hervé Léger
Danielle Scutt
R is for Retro
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Nothing Elegant
Leonard
Michael Kors
Juicy gingham dress maillot, at asos.com.
S is for Sporty
Stella McCartney
Diesel swimsuit at asos.com.
T is for Tiered
Stella McCartney
La Blanca “Feel the Pleat” maillot at Nordstrom.com.
U is for Understated
Derercuny
V is for Vibrant Emilio Pucci
W is for Wet Look
Chanel
X is for X marks the Spot
Hervé Léger
Y is for Y-shaped
Alexander Mc Queen
Zimmerman Luxe kaleidoscope triangle one-piece, at shopbop.com.
Z is for Zebra (natch!)
Morgan bandeau at asos.com.
The Miracle Bra wireless halter push-up top with belted scoop bottom, at victoriassecret.com.

Which letter strikes your fancy?
xoxox,
CC

77 comments:

style crusader said...

Amazing! I love that black Zimmerman suit, I always look at it on shopbop. Great picks, the Herve swim suits are of course to die for!

janettaylor said...

Great idea, great selection! :))))

XoXo

Savvy Mode SG said...

Oh my gosh, I don't know which to pick. i like the de la renta piece. girls, we better get ready for summer.

fashion herald said...

I may be the only one who likes it, but the Danielle Scutt really appeals to me as I live in fear of burning shoulders and chest!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i love it! how funny, i was going to do my next post on Michael Kors swimwear - it's so cute.
my favorite is the gray Herve Leger - love it!
xox

ps - i just added a link to your blog on mine!

Stella said...

Dios mío, qué cosas más bonitas, quiero uno de esos bañadores! Por cierto, eres española, no? Qué haces en EEUU? Besitos y cuídate

K.Line said...

The black and white chevron is awesome. Great pics here CC.

Dooder City said...

awesome list.
i am so ready to get back into a bikini.
I wish i could pick just one suit...

Stella said...

yoga y pilates, qué bien... A mi me encanta, de hecho he estado dando clases de yoga hasta hace poco pero lo he tenido que dejar por falta de tiempo, ya que ahora mismo estoy muy ocupada. ¿En qué zona de EEUU vives? El año pasado estuve en NY y california, me encantó y estoy deseando volver!!

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

wow! great post, darling! loving the belted bikinis and the arm-wrapped black one!
xoxo

Hemaly said...

I'm so glad you did this post. I've been having a hard time to pick out a bikini for this summer, and maybe asymmetrical looks really cool & different.
Thanks :)

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

So many beautiful pieces
it´s so difficult to name a fav!!!!

Stay Beauty ;)

chocandcinnamon said...

Wow, I see some truly beautiful swimwear here. Love it!
xx

Gabbi said...

Perfect summer post dear CC, I adore the belted Oscar de la Renta. I want I want... xx

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

wow, these are all fabulous! i love on the geometric one-pieces.

Cas Ruffin said...

Oowee the Dsquared one struck mine. Some of these are bordering between one piece and two-piece. What are you supposed to call them?

Winnie said...

These are all really amazing. I can't believe it's that time of year again when we all contemplate swimwear!

The Seeker said...

WOW, some gorgeous pieces, you did a great selection.
Thanks for this post, beautiful you.

xoxo

Notion said...

damn man i like that two piece one that's red black and white now that is hot, you really weren't kidding when you said "wait till you see the bikini's" cuz all of these are hot i think my letter is B

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

love the post! i'm going for retro and belted :)

La Belette Rouge said...

When I shop for a bathing suit I am not so into the ABCs but more into the O.Y.Me?

lisa said...

I think I'm pretty much in love with your entire alphabet! Another inspiring post as always. :-)

geisharock said...

Wowww amazing choice of swimsuits. I'm definitely looking for a cool cut-out piece this summer :) Thanks for the sweet comment! xoxo

Erika said...

I'm not sure if I like the belted or the mixed print look more. Then again, the Michael Kors retro throwback offering is splendid as well. :)

stylewithbenefits said...

I stay away from one-pieces, but seeing these, maybe I'll reconsider. Fab picks! I am in love with the Herve arm-banded suit. So hott.

xo, Becs
http://www.stylewithbenefits.wordpress.com

Allison said...

Darling, you picked suuuuch beautiful selections! I loved your ABCs of swimsuits - it's absolute perfection! :)

G said...

i adore that Missoni’s bargello pattern suit! is absolutly gorgeous!

misslikey said...

herve, stella & chanel..moi loves
xoxo

sarah said...

this is my favorite post yet!

i think i'm pale enough to try I. must look into options...

Cammila said...

Oh this just kills me! There have been so many truly hot and really different trends in swimwear the past few years, but I can never justify buying one because I NEVER have a chance to wear it! So pathetic. I guess I could take a style cue from Lady GaGa and try to make the "forgot my pants" look happen.

casey leigh said...

Absolutely dying over the Tibi. Love it.
Great post as always!

xo
Casey
http://clairemontroad.blogspot.com

LENORENEVERMORE said...

H for Helloooo Summer! Gorgeous CC!!

Pop Champagne said...

I've been looking for a 1 piece swim suit like the Rosa Chas that you posted but I can't find any in Ottawa :( Oh well, we live no where near an ocean anyways. Still I oogled over those swimsuits on your blog haha

rossovelvet said...

Hey dear !!
I was so pleased to see so many wonderful articles as I came back from N-Y !!
Lovely, lovely, lovely.
You're always rockin !
This ABCdarium is amazing.

Cassiopeia said...

:-) Immense ABC's :-) kwl picks. As ever!

Xxxc

Siska said...

I love the one from tommy hilfiger, it looks so cute!

$ouLphate said...

i like most of them! reminds me to buy some new swimwear for myself!

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Wow, so many gorgeous and unique shapes! Inspiring stuff. Good work, CC x

Laura said...

Love almost all the bathing suits.
Can't wait for the summer.
x Laura
http://stylecoaching.blogspot.Com

Hanako66 said...

these are all so much fun! That Oscar de la Renta one piece is my fav...love the retro Kors and Juicy suits too!!

Tiana Couture's Addict said...

^^love the mickael kors one!
your selection is beautiful!^^

xoxo

Meg said...

I think I'm going to go with a belted style this year. Great selection!

Dana said...

Oooh they're soooo sexy and gorgeous!!!

I love the yellow one with white dots!

Peter Breese said...

Anyone else notice that someone drew doodles on that top right gals tummy? No way I'd be caught dead in the swim trunks those fellas are wearing! Great post.

The Socialite said...

funky swimsuit designs are always the best! ;)

Vodka con lima said...

yo qeria probar un bañador o un triqini qe nunca me doi atrevido...
aver si este año!
aunqe me van a qedar unas marcazas, pero esqe esos qe pusste son taan bonitos!
unbeso enorme

Lindley said...

what a fabulous post! love the belted oscar de la renta number. so chic.

heartshapedmorning said...

stunning post! i love perusing the new haul of bathing suits each spring. i'm definitely thinking retro for myself...
thanks for yummy shopping eye candy!
xx
chloe

Terence Sambo said...

The Marios Schwab and Oscar de la Renta pieces are adorable :o]

Blair said...

I NEED that belted oscar de le renta suit. Just fabulous! And wonderful motivation to hit the gym.

Joelyne said...

ohhh i love the 6th photo from the top! the orange and while swimwear!!! so gorgeous!

wow that's beautiful to be called by the name your great-grandmother was called!!! carrie is gorgeous and reminds me of sex and the city!!!

joelyne
xxx
www.thesydneygirl.blogspot.com

Laura said...

What amazing suits with such interesting cut outs. Without sunscreen the tan lines would look hilarious. How fab. All you need is some sunglasses and sun hat and you are too fashionable to swim. Wonderful pictures C.C.

MissKarenAshley said...

Holy bathing suit collection! I'll take one of each please.

Eeli said...

hahah yeah it is but only a couple of days old. I'm going to change it once again this arvo methinks lol.


I need a swimsuit! I want that P for Peplum piece! So beautiful!....

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

loving the retro photo.

Too Many Tights said...

Damn - I've saved this post and I will trawl it for ideas later... so much inspiration for tights... :)

captivateme said...

I loved way too many of these to even begin to name them in this post--LOVE IT :-)

freeTEYme said...

Now I am even more excited about the warm weather!

fashiongeometry said...

oh my! all these swimsuits are super fabulous, but i would say my favorite would be rose cha :)

Guapólogos said...

Love the belted and the retro ones... Probably 'cause those are the ones I could use!!

Besos!

Simone

Keith said...

These are all awesome. I actually like the last one the best, but they are all amazing.

Iole said...

the missoni one, weared by Giselle, i so precious.
Lovethis post, great as usual!
xoxo
Iole

Carlotta said...

wow!! can't choose :))
giselle in missoni looks divine!

Girl Japan said...

Feel the Pleat-- I am feeling it.. feeling it ride up my butt... (that is what I remember last time I wore a BS (last year).

I really like all the selections = )

Amelia said...

Ooh, I love the asymmetrical and the vintage ones. I just got one that's fairly vintage looking. I can't wait until it's warm enough to put it into good use.

yiqin; said...

I like them all! I can't pick a favourite!

coco said...

Great post I love the Marios Schwab.

Laroux said...

Stella M's swimsuit carries off the nude trend to perfection, but I'm still love Oscar DLR's belted number

x

essence said...

Me quedo con el total black asimétrico de Marios Schwab, el nautical-chic de Tommy y el blanco impresionante de Rosa Cha, realmente subes unos grandes posts!

besos gupísima!

Adela said...

i love those monokinis!

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

DreamyGirl22 said...

I really like the Oscar de la Renta one piece! Which is weird for me because I don't usually like one pieces, but I love the look of that one!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

That margiela one is so funny. Think it comes with a face wig?

Triufelis said...

Loved them all!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

these are so so gorgeous!!

Trisch said...

this is like a big "Trisch go buy a bathing suit" alarm clock! Love it :)

Trisch xo

Little Bow Prep said...

Great picks!

Get Go Retro said...

Gorgeous fashion picks. You are definitely on top of your game!