Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sassy Swimwear: Black Maillots

A clear trend emerges for summer swimwear, darlings: the black one-piece suit. From magical maillots to sexy cut-out swimsuits, there is something for every beach-going gal!
First photo: Cover, September 2007. Runway coverage via style.com except where noted.
Danielle Scutt
Hermés
Iceberg
Jean Paul Gaultier
Julien Macdonald
Lacoste
Les Copains, via nymag.com
Mark Fast
Matthew Williamson
Michael Kors
Milly
Roksanda Ilincic
Threeasfour
Tim Hamilton
Milly Acapulco maillot; this and next five at shopbop.com.
Basta Surf Spot X Crisscross one piece.
Zimmerman Papillon cutout one piece.
Jo de Mer Cindy maillot.
Melissa Obadash Amalfi one piece.
Camilla and Marc Glamis Castle one piece.
Red Carter slashed one-piece; this and next at victoriassecret.com.
Magicsuit convertible one-piece.
Mara Hoffman Swim strappy cut-out monokini.
Hermanny by Vix one-shoulder one-piece.
Very Sexy cut-out twist one-piece.
Very Sexy push-up monokini.
“Topless” bikini with removable bandeau.
Vix embellished cut-out one-piece.
Emilio Pucci asymmetric cutout swimsuit; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Julien Macdonald plunging mesh panel swimsuit.
Which suit suits you, darling?
xoxox,
CC

94 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I am loving some of those cutout swimsuits in the Victoria's Secret catalog, including the ones you posted. So daring and sexy! xo

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Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Fabulous and today it seems like spring... soon we can all just wander around in a one piece hottie!

themaddychronicles said...

I'm a big fan of the one piece, and a sexy black maillot definitely turns up the heat!

themaddychronicles said...

I'm a big fan of the one piece, and a sexy black maillot definitely turns up the heat!

themaddychronicles said...

I'm a big fan of the one piece, and a sexy black maillot definitely turns up the heat!

themaddychronicles said...

I'm a big fan of the one piece, and a sexy black maillot definitely turns up the heat!

themaddychronicles said...

I'm a big fan of the one piece, and a sexy black maillot definitely turns up the heat!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love black swimsuits. It always makes me feel like I'm a James Bond girl! These are gorgeous. I better get back to the gym cuz I wanna get one of these one day!! =)

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Well, now it feels like Spring is almost here and it is time to think about swim suits. What a great selection, I wish I could have all of them :-)

Kristin said...

That's a mama's best friend!!

The Anthology said...

Oh.My.Goodness. I'm going to the beach (MEXICO!!!) in a week and I desperately need one of these gorgeous suits.

Love them!

*Kelsey

tobes said...

ha! first comment v.happy! but i feel Rodarte :)

tobes said...

v.happy!i feel Rodarte :)

tobes said...

v.happy!i feel Rodarte :)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

wow amazing swimsuits, darling! I'm in love with that one-shoulder one! but all of them are stunning! xo

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

And the best thing is, you can wear them instead of top all year round!

*Misspiks* (Oh My Blog!) said...

I like them but I always prefer bikini... 2 pieces for me its better!!
I want to see this new kind of swimwear.. the one that you can remove the bandau... I dont know if it will have success... lets see!! In Spain lots of girl do topless!!

Monkey Mae said...

I'm loving this trend as it will be the first year I have not worn a bikini. The one-shoulder suit is fab. MM & MC

Jennifer said...

I usually lean towards a colorful swimsuit, but the black one piece is really fierce, especially the cut-out ones. I'm going to have to try one on soon.

mAdi*cakes said...

mmmm i want the matthew williamson one now!! my only problem with those swimsuits is..Im really short so there's alot of tummy room on the cutouts and it puckers out..but i have boos and a butt and the swimsuits barely cover a strip of either! lol!! Im gonna try again though this summer

Crave said...

so ready for summer and to go to the beach! These suits are to die for but the tan lines I think I can live without!

mom & son said...

Thank God for the one-piece swimsuit
to hide those fats on my big belly. LOL!
Love it all, sweetie!

nuheila said...

Love the cut out ones!So gorgeous.


Nuheila

stilettolover91 said...

WOW HOT!!! I love them all, especially the ones that the VS models are wearing!!! Great post!!!

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LENORENEVERMORE said...

sexy post darling!
all I know that, Hermés piece will not touch salty nor chlorinated water! haha...

xo*

Katy Mary said...

I adore black swimsuits! That's probably why I have 4 haha :)

Make Do Style said...

I'm all for a black one piece - wish I could snag the Julien Mcdonald one!

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

fashion inside water.
Thanks for sharing - fantastic.

The Style Revolution said...

OMG Second row middle pic... DROOL!

Walk The Sand said...

Amazing blog post. I LOVE that first image with the model in the street. So powerful.
x

Laura Trevey said...

Oh... don't remind me! I need to buy a bathing suit :)

These are stunning!
xoxo Laura

Jaime said...

I love the Iceberg suit.

Blicious said...

i am SO excited for Summer!!!! ;)

janettaylor said...

Iceberg & Milly!

nookie said...

loving all of these!I want summer to come:)

SabinePsynopsis said...

The way these girls are wearing them they look absolutely fine for the city, too. No. 2 & 4 = my favourites!

coolboy said...

wow today's climate is very very hot

great to be here

Dania Padron said...

That Mara Hoffman suit will leave some wicked tan lines!!!

Lovely swinsuit round up, CC!

Erika said...

I believe that Michael Kors, Milly, and Lacoste are my favorites! I'm obsessed with cut-out one pieces this season! :)

Haute World said...

Very chic! I love how the one-piece has made a comeback and black is definitely the most timeless flattering version of them all. Of course I'm not sure all would be suitable for swimming, but lounging is the best way to enjoy the Summer sun ;-) Adore the retro vibe of the Lacoste and the embellishments of the Iceberg!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hi,dear carrie!-)*

These selection made me thinking about the spring and the summer!!!

The are chic,sexy and just really,really nice!-)***

Thank you,darling Carrie for these perfect sharing!

Many love and hugs,

***Violetta***

caroline said...

cant wait for the swimming season with all that sassy swimwear. i really liked the second last one! xx

linda said...

oooh very beautiful.. so fantastic!!
compliments!!!!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Yay for black swimsuits!! They are very slimming, which is why I love them. :)

chaoskontrolowany said...

So gorgeous!

xoxo M.

Sam said...

verrrry cute(: i want one!

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

I have a great pin-up style black swimsuit I got a couple years ago at Urban Outfitters. It's great for boating...these photos make me want another one, though!

Chessa! said...

love love love love love
i need summer ASAP.

Stephanie said...

The cutout ones are awesome! i guess, if you were one of these pieces, you best be prepared for some funky looking tan lines :p

Kisses,
Stephanie

Roxy Teacups and Couture said...

this reminds me - i have to workout..

Jojo said...

This point in time always scares me slightly...but I do love the cutout swimsuits...

Love Jojo xxx

Juliet said...

I would love a swimsuit with chains!

juliet xxx

COCAMIA said...

So sexy! I love black swimsuits! Chic and sleek!

Averill said...

I'm so glad attractive maillots are back! I'm loving Iceberg's rendition with its gorgeous studs. Very rock 'n roll.

Audrey Allure said...

I love the cutouts, I was just planning to buy a simple monokini, but I might reconsider for something more interesting :)

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

This is getting me ready for summer!

Terence Sambo said...

ouu baby babyyyy Sexy swimwear CC :o]

Ruth loves said...

hello gorgeous! I love this post, gets me totally in the mood for summer. Im going to Egypt in a few weeks, and im going shopping tomoorrow for swimwear, id love to get one like this but think of the bad tanlines you'd get :'( ! xxxxxxxx

Ansley said...

These are all so cute! i love the first one. If I had to narrow it down it would be nearly impossible! :)

Clochette said...

Oh ! I definitely want one! The iceberg one is my favourite and I love the Mattew Williamson too! GORGEOUS! I can't wait for summer!

Pink Links said...

Beautiful and sexy swimwear! Lovely summer post!

Hugs♥

Pau said...

Love two pieces ;)
XXX wapa

Danz said...

Hey CC! How are you doing dear?
Ouuu these are so hot! Perfect for highlighting sexy curves. Great compilation as always - you really are so good at this ;)
Take care and enjoy your week :)

lorenabr said...

Hot:)

Wanderlusting said...

I WISH I could do one-pieces, but sadly my torso is so long, all I end up with is MAJOR camel toe :S


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trishie said...

Very nice!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great post. You always come up with the best themes!

Chrissy said...

I'm not a huge fan of the one peice, but the a creative one can look great on a girl who has the body to pull it off.

Grace said...

Oh, I love that Milly one. A black one piece is sort of classic.

Morgan-Ashley said...

I can't wait to put on my swimsuits this summer after looking at all of these amazing photos.

:)
www.morgan-ashley.net

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

Let's hope my bod is in fab shape by the summer... well..actually I'm going to make sure it is bikini ready...

Sandy said...

Gorgeous suits! Makes me cringe when I think about wearing a bathing suit. These are inspiring tho'

clarewbrown said...

Oh I love these gorgeous whole piece, cut out suits! So sleek.

WendyB said...

Some of these are hilarious.

Simply Luxurious said...

Swimsuit season is coming isn't it? Oh goodness. Okay, well there were a handful of swimsuits I would feel comfortable in. Thanks for the reminder and some gorgeous ideas!
=)

dancinginchiffon said...

love all...

Style On Track said...

Ok, so summer just finished, but now I want it back and its ALL because of this post! wowwowowow!

MT Days & Nights said...

Love the michael kors one with the cut-outs and the victoria's secret too! ahh makes me wanna go to the gym!

Karena said...

Carrie, I have always love black maillots, the most classic and elegant of swimwear!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carrie,

Love all these maillots.
I have a little black Versace maillot which I love.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Style Redux said...

I'm especially loving the Hermes look.

emma wallace said...

These are such great finds! It's so hard to find unique one-pieces and these look like they belong to a Bond girl.

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anna lisa said...

Stunning! I better start working out!

Stella M. Alonso said...

Siempre elijo mallas enteras y negras, de manera que ahora se que estoy refashion.

Como siempre muy buena la presentación.

Cariños

Margaret said...

great post!
love the blog :)
stop by some time

Nina said...

I dread swim suit season ... I've not worn a swim suit in years! But these are changing my mind!

tiltumaria said...

FABULOUS pieces!
xxx

Chrisy said...

....once you've worn a really good black maillot there's no going back! ta darlin for the fab collection as always...

Domartello said...

Magnifico.. A beleza no conjunto, roupa pessoa.
Fantastica combinação ,uma iluminando a outra.
A cor preta é linda.
Parabens pela postagem.
Um abraço ,bjos.
Carlos.

Schnappy said...

Hi! Very cool post! I wait for summer! :)My farourite season! :)

plaisirs simples said...

these are amazing....just wondering if i could pull them off!

Iva said...

Jean Paul Gaultier is awesome!!! hope you are having a great week CC!!

Lady Thirty said...

I really like the one from Les Copains.

xoxo
lady thirty

My-Vogue said...

I am totally in love with that swimsuit/outfit from Jean Paul Gaultier - it's really super super sassy and so sexy!