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
Marios Schwab
Tibi sundial batik one piece, at
B is for Belted
Oscar de la Renta
Caroline Charles
Morgan belted bikini at
C is for Chevron
Michael Kors
Rosa Cha
Ella Moss Waldo stripe maillot, at
D is for Daring
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
I is for Invisible
Hervé Léger
Melissa Obadash Amalfi one-piece, at
J is for Jeweled
Pamella Roland
Rosa Cha

K is for Knit
L is for Lacy
Rosa Cha
M is for Mix and Match
Tiger and dot bikini at
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
Michael Kors
Juicy gingham dress maillot, at
S is for Sporty
Stella McCartney
Diesel swimsuit at
T is for Tiered
Stella McCartney
La Blanca “Feel the Pleat” maillot at
U is for Understated
V is for Vibrant Emilio Pucci
W is for Wet Look
X is for X marks the Spot
Hervé Léger
Y is for Y-shaped
Alexander Mc Queen
Zimmerman Luxe kaleidoscope triangle one-piece, at
Z is for Zebra (natch!)
Morgan bandeau at
The Miracle Bra wireless halter push-up top with belted scoop bottom, at

Which letter strikes your fancy?


Anonymous 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! said...

Great idea, great selection! :))))


Angela 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.

Tricia 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!

Unknown 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!

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

Unknown 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.

Baybay Mama said...

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

Unknown 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!!

carolina @ patagonia gifts said...

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

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 ;)

Míriam Juan-Torres said...

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

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.

Unknown 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!

Seeker said...

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


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. :-)

Zara 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 sorocco 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. :)

Anonymous 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

Allison said...

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

Graça Ventura Medeiros said...

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

misslikey said...

herve, stella & loves

Anonymous 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 O'D said...

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


LenoreNeverM♡re said...

H for Helloooo Summer! Gorgeous CC!!

noone 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

Anonymous 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!


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!

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

Aline said...

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

Tiana Couture's Addict said...

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


Meg said...

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

Daniela Valdez 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.

VanessasRunway 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.

Anonymous 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!

Terence Sambo said...

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

Blair Friedeman said...

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

The Sydney Girl 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!!!


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.

James said...

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

Anonymous 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!

Anonymous said...

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

Guapóloga said...

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



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!

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous 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!

Ella Gregory said...

Great post I love the Marios Schwab.

Larissa said...

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


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!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

i love those monokinis!

Unknown 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!

kadler said...

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

Luka said...

Loved them all!

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

these are so so gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

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

Trisch xo

Little Bow Prep said...

Great picks!

Unknown said...

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