Beach Bound in a Bold Bikini
There’s the statement dress, and then there’s the statement bathing suit or bikini. I love both and figure if I’m going to the beach, I might as well be bold and make an impression.
Here are three of my favorite swimsuit brands that offer high-end resort and swimwear:
Ema is the queen of optical illusion. Originally from Albania, she moved to the US and started her brand of hand-painted clothes back in the 90s. She began with dresses, but later branched off into designing swimsuits. She has an impressive clientele that includes celebrities and fashionistas. For me, her designs play tricks on the eye and create hour glass shapes even if you don’t have one.
Pain de Sucre
I found this brand while shopping on the streets of Paris. After a little research, I learned the French brand has been around for 35 years(!) and every year it unveils a large swimwear collection for all body types.
For me, it’s the details, materials and cuts that made me fall in love with their collection.
I discovered this brand while I was on an island in the Caribbean. I forgot my bikini and the boutique at the hotel had a bunch of high-end luxury swimwear on sale. I found this bikini (pictured below) that’s made from high-quality, super stretchy fabric.
Turns out the designer is from Brazil and grew up going to the beach there where she dreamed of creating her own swim and resort wear collection. Dream achieved! When I got back to Miami, I also spotted a brick-and-mortar store in Coral Gables at Merrick Park. If you end up shopping online or in-person, you can be sure you’ll find something that’s beautiful and figure flattering that you can wear again and again.