SEXY, SPORTY SWIM: 2017 BIKINI STYLES

Fashion

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Unlike the simple one-pieces of the ‘90s and the triangle two-pieces of the early ‘00s, swim fashion in the last decade or so has been exceedingly exciting. From mesh-covered cut-outs to fringe and tassels, trends for swimwear are becoming increasingly difficult to predict.

During the last couple years, one-pieces have seen an outstanding resurgence. However, if you are dedicated to your bikini, here are a few styles to search for before summer swim season is in full-swing.


ROMANCE

In more ways than one, bikinis are just a hop and a skip away from lingerie. On one hand, many women find it distasteful to emulate bedroom attire on the beach, but on the other hand, romantic swim styles catch eyes and steal hearts. This year, a handful of designers doubled-down on romantic flourishes to appeal to those swimmers who like to feel flirty and feminine. Plunging necklines, delicate lacework, glittering gems, and other delicate details will add romance without making you look too ready to dive into bed.

TEXTURE

Even with a loud print, bikinis tend to be relatively one-dimensional ― which is why many designers this year are adding all sorts of textures to their swimwear. Though they may be somewhat less practical for actual swimming than smooth, sleek suits, bikinis with some texture stand out on the beach and at the pool. Here are two textures you will definitely see this swim season:
Crochet. Crochet work looks simple from far but up closet is beautifully intricate. You can find bikinis with crochet embellishments at the neck or back, or you can invest in a fully crocheted suit. However, it is important that you care properly for your crochet bikini since the weave makes it more delicate than other materials.
Mesh. Cutouts are another way designers are adding visual interest to plain-old bikinis, but this year, instead of merely baring skin, cutouts are covered with mesh. You can find bikinis with various gauges of mesh and a variety of cutout patterns, to suit your body type and comfort level.

STRING

String bikinis have been go-to swim options for decades, but this year, designers have decided to do a bit more with their cording. Laces and wrapping straps are exceedingly popular this year on all styles of swimwear, including bikinis.

Loose lacing is being used as a method of creating skin-revealing cutouts, so bikinis can have deeper necklines or higher thighs while giving coverage where it counts. Plus, laces can be either strong and sporty or delicate and romantic, fitting both major swim styles for the season.

Additionally, designers have coopted ballerina fashion in their swim lines this year, creating bikinis that wrap beautifully around the body. Wrapping is actually advantageous for swimwear; it provides adequate compression to keep your bits in place while swimming and splashing, but it isn’t prohibitively tight or unflattering.
However, you should be careful about wearing a laced or wrapped bikini in the sun for too long; the thin patterns will make for odd tan lines. With these bikini styles, it is even more important that you use enough sunscreen to stay safe.

COVERAGE

Perhaps in response to the overabundance of revealing swim styles, some designers have developed more concealing bikinis ― and they are just as attractive and stylish as their skin-bearing alternatives. Full-coverage tops feel comfortable and practical, and many boast the same beautiful embellishments as skimpier styles, including lacing, mesh-covered cutouts, and crochet regions. There are sportier options, that are more reminiscent of rash guards, but you can also find stylish women’s tankini swimsuits that are on-trend.

Additionally, this season designers went wild with cover-up options, moving away from the tried-and-true sarong to experiment with alternative after-swim clothing. Beach pants, which are lightweight and often flowy, are an emerging trend, but you should also consider looking for bolero jackets that match your bikini, open-weave dresses, and caftans.

NEUTRAL

Flying in the face of all other swim trends this season, some designers are pushing plain, nude-colored bikinis. With colors to match a variety of skin tones, these neutral suits are designed to give the sense of exposure while remaining quite concealed. Nude bikinis are particularly good for accessorizing with jewelry, jackets, hats, and pants, so if you are more interested in elements of swim style besides your bikini, you might try wrapping yourself in simple nude.

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DIORAMA STUDDED BABY POUCH

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The Diorama Bag has created a big ripple in the competitive fashion world so no wonder there are different versions being released each time. Without further ado, here’s the Diorama Studded Baby Pouch in all its glory.

For all bag lovers out there and for the information of all who are considering owning a Dior bag, the Diorama bag was officially launched in mid-March as part of its kick off in the Spring 2015 collection. The Diorama bag features Dior’s signature Cannage pattern and the crest-shaped front closure.

Now that the Diorama fever is still on, the creative team behind Dior came up with an idea to introduce a smaller version of the iconic Diorama bag in the form of the Diorama Studded Baby Pouch. Aesthetic wise, the baby pouch features a Cannage design motif with studs outlining it. It also has aged gold-tone metal hardware to perfectly complement it and a detachable chain in aged gold-tone metal for easy hand, shoulder, or cross-body carrying.

Looking inside it has an interior compartment, 1 card slot, and 1 flat pocket to keep your things organized. It measures 13.5 x 8.5 x 6 cm and is priced €840 euro, £760 GBP via Dior boutiques.

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Malibu x Missoni Canyon Sandals

Designer Shoes

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If there’s something the womenfolk here hate, it’s the fact that their menfolk are extremely sloppy when it comes their footwear during weekends, what with stringy flip-flops or clunky sandals more suited for senior citizens. Yes, it’s an issue, and because there’s no way he’ll be slipping into loafers or sneakers no matter what you say, here’s an alternative that would work for everyone.

From Californian brand Malibu comes these woven sandals known as the Canyon, inspired by Mexican huaraches. Featuring a classic handwoven 5-strap design that also features vegan leather, it’s water-resistant and also offers good grip, these ones, with Italian knitwear giant Missoni are also on point when it comes to the colour combinations. Priced at USD149.05a pair with an additional USD28 for shipping to our part of the world, it’s definitely more appealing than stringy flip-flops or clunky sandals.

And if he’s keen but wishes for a manlier colour palette, fret not. Mr Porter has two special pairs up for grabs now. Priced at around GBP117 a pair, they come in either full Navy or full Olive with white webbing for a look that’s most definitely street-style worthy but more importantly, won’t make you hang your head in shame whenever you bump into friends unexpectedly whilst you both are out and about.

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LOUIS VUITTON KLEBER BAG

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Introducing the Louis Vuitton Epi Kleber Bag. The Kleber is a structured top handle bag made of the brand’s grained cowhide Epi leather. The bag makes a perfect business bag with its clean lines and simple yet elegant design. It has smooth cowhide trim and microfiber lining. Inside, you will find 2 interior compartments, zipped pockets and double smartphone pocket. The exterior has a back pocket in contrasting smooth leather. It includes a removable shoulder strap, allowing the bag to be carried by hand or on the shoulder. Available in two sizes, PM and MM.

** US Prices will be updated as soon as it becomes available.

Style, Price & Size

Style

Price

Size

Louis Vuitton Epi Kleber MM Bag €1,880.00 14.9” L x 9.1” H x 5.5” W
Louis Vuitton Epi Kleber PM Bag €1,680.00 11.8” L x 7.5” H x 4.7” W


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Looking for a new Louis Vuitton bag to take on the world? Well, this timeless Kleber Bag is sure to give you that with its up-to-date details in Epi leather. The Kleber Bag is a beautiful Louis Vuitton leather bag to carry with you during office meetings and other business dealings.

A perfect addition to your ever-growing bag collection, the Kleber Bag is a definite wardrobe essential that can transform your look in an instant! What’s more exciting is that it comes in three different colors you can choose from like Hot Pink, Coquelicot, and Noir.

Lets’ talk more about the bag details. It is made from grained cowhide Epi leather, smooth cowhide trim with microfiber lining, and silver colour metallic pieces. Looking inside, this bag has a lot to offer! It has 2 inside back pocket in contrasting smooth leather, 2 inside compartments, an inside zipped pocket, and a double smartphone pocket! It also has a magnetic closure Louis Vuitton Paris signature, thus making it all the more beautiful.

As additional information, the shape and design of the Kleber Bag looks quite similar to the Louis Vuitton Capucines Bag. It also appears to be a less expensive version.

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The details:
Louis Vuitton Kleber PM Bag
Size: 11.8′ x 7.5′ x 4.7′ L x H x W) inches
Price: €1680 euro, £1410 GBP

Louis Vuitton Kleber MM Bag
Size: 15′ x 9.1′ x 5.5′ (L x H x W) inches
Price: €1880 euro, £1580 GBP

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LOUIS VUITTON WORLD TOUR BAG

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We can't think of a better way to start a new month than with a new bag, and our PurseForum members certainly agree. As we continue our exploration over on the PurseForum, our members revealed a bevy of gorgeous new bags in the super-popular Louis Vuitton subforum.

Get ready to live vicariously through our Forum members because there's an abundance of Louis Vuitton Neverfull totes to admire, Christmas Illustration prints to marvel at, and, of course, plenty of monogram! Our tPFers were even lucky enough to snatch up some vintage finds, like the Louis Vuitton Epi Figue Trèsor Coffret and the Louis Vuitton Monogram Stephen Sprouse Roses print. Our forum members were also the first to get their hands on the brand's new World Tour collection, which features patches from creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere's travels atop the classic monogram print.

If there's one thing we can attest to, it's that there's nothing better than taking your sweet time unwrapping your new bag and embracing that new bag smell! We rounded up all of our favorite purchases below, and if you didn't get the opportunity to join the New Month, New Bag Club, you can always check out our forum members' other new Louis Vuitton purchases.

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Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM World Tour Bag
Size: 12.6 x 11.4 x 6.7 inches (L x H x W)
Price: $1570 USD, €1180 euro, £1040 GBP, $13000 HKD, ¥185760 JPY

Introducing the Louis Vuitton World Tour Bag Collection, taking you back to the roots of the House, way back when it all started – travel bags and the iconic Trunks.

Take one of these bags as your companion when touring the world. Traveling from New York to Tokyo and all the way to Sydney. Don’t underestimate these stitched badges, they’re extraordinary.

You see, these playful Classic Hotel Stickers that Nicolas Ghesquiere embellished are inspired from Gaston-Louis Vuitton (the son of the LV’s founder, who took over the company after 1936). Gaston-Louis Vuitton used to collect all these stickers during all his travels.

All the iconic bags are carrying the Classic Stickers – from the Speedy and Alma Bag to the newest Petite Malle and the Palm Springs Bag.

These unique styles are temporary available, once the collection is over, they’re gone forever. So for the fans, here’s a chance to grab one for your collection.

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Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere 30 World Tour Bag
Size: 11.8 x 8.3 x 6.7 inches (L x H x W)
Price: $1700 USD, €1215 euro, £1070 GBP, $14000 HKD, ¥200880 JPY

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Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini World Tour Bag
Size: 5.9 x 8.7 x 3.5 inches (L x H x W)
Price: $1960 USD, €1490 euro, £1320 GBP, $15900 HKD, ¥233280 JPY

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Louis Vuitton Alma BB World Tour Bag
Size: 9.4 x 6.7 x 4.7 inches (L x H x W)
Price: $1470 USD, €1095 euro, £970 GBP, $12100 HKD, ¥172800 JPY

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Louis Vuitton Petite Malle World Tour Bag
Size: 7.1 x 4.7 x 1.6 inches (L x H x W)

Price: $5750 USD, €3900 euro, £3450 GBP, $42500 HKD, ¥648000 JPY



Back with a new spin on their classic monogrammed equipment, Louis Vuitton has unveiled its new Monogram World Tour collection, inspired by their “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” trunk exhibition originally presented at the Grand Palais in Paris.

Drawing obvious cues from the world of travel, LV Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquiere transposed the historic tradition of voyage stickers onto a family of leather goods, ranging from city bags, to smaller pieces such as wallets.

An iconic piece from the Louis Vuitton collection, the Noé was originally created by Gaston-Louis Vuitton in 1932. It was designed for a champagne producer who wanted to be able to carry five bottles in a single bag. Its flexibility, strength, bucket shape and shoulder strap very quickly impressed a generation of newly liberated women. Legendary. To mark the Louis Vuitton Loves Printemps event, the small version of the Noé bag in Monogram print will be adorned with badges and souvenir stamps available as a limited edition exclusively at Printemps.

tPF Member: Marjezz Bag: Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini World Tour Louis Vuitton World Tour Neverfull Shop: Palm Springs $1,960 via Louis Vuitton and Neverfull $1,570 via Louis Vuitton

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Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Turenne Tote Bag

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Introducing the Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Turenne Tote Bag. This functional tote bag is the latest offering from Louis Vuitton and is made of the signature Monogram Canvas with two leather handles. It features pleats in front of the bag and golden brass hardware. The interior is made of textile lining with a zip top. The bag has a large flat pocket and 2 smartphone pockets inside. It also includes a removable and adjustable shoulder strap, the bag can be carried by hand, on the shoulder or across the body.

The Louis Vuitton Turenne Bag comes in three sizes, GM, MM and PM. The bag is now available for purchase at theLouis Vuitton US site except for the MM size, you may call the Louis Vuitton boutique for availability of this size.

Style, Price & Size

Style

Price

Size

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Turenne GM Bag $1,810.00 (USD) 18.1” W x 12.2” H x 5.9” D
Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Turenne MM Bag $1,650.00 (USD) 15.7” W x 10.2” H x 5.5” D
Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Turenne PM Bag $1,500.00 (USD) 14.2” W x 9.4” x 5.1” D

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The newest Louis Vuitton Turenne Bag is everything we could ever ask for in a bag! Multi-functional and fashionable all at the same time, the Turenne Bag in Monogram is just way too perfect. And oh, did you know it comes in four different sizes to fit all your needs? Yes, it comes in Nano, PM, MM, and GM sizes.

First things first, we love the unique shape and silhouette of this bag. It has its own curves that appeal to us. Its monogram coated canvas and golden color metallic pieces also makes this bag a true style classic.

Truly a woman’s style hero, the Turenne has pivoting leather handles for shoulder bag options and a removable & adjustable cross-shoulder strap for cross-body option. It also has an easy and secure opening with spacious volume, 2 inside smartphone pockets, and 1 large flat pocket.

Measuring 14.2′ x 9.1′ x 5.1′ (L x H x W) inches and is priced $1500 USD via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

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