Every summer, Miami Beach fills with editors, celebs, buyers, designers, and fashionistas for Swim Week, a five-day event where fashion’s heavy hitters gather in tents to check out the swimwear trends for the following year. Here are our favorite looks from Swim Week 2014. Keep these chic designs in mind when you’re buying your bikini this summer.
The Lacy Boho Look
Seen at Anna Kosturova
Why We Love It: The designer showcased her signature boho-chic crocheted suits with delicate tassels, standout neons, and intricate detailing—equal parts sexy and hippie-chic.
Seen at Mara Hoffman
Why We Love It: Mara Hoffman never fails to impress during Swim Week, and 2014 was no exception. With a neon desert vibe that made us instantly miss Coachella, Hoffman’s stunning prints on high-waisted bottoms, one-pieces, and flowing maxidresses stole the show.
Sophisticated and Chic
Seen at BCBGeneration
Why We Love It: Clean, classic, and sophisticated, BCBGeneration’s collection is the ideal mix of girly (frilly polka-dot one-pieces) and chic (bold graphic prints).
Seen at Oakley
Why We Love It: Active beach babes have found the perfect collection—Oakley is equal parts cute and practical. Models walked the runway in classic bikinis (with comfy straps for movement) toting volleyballs and surfboards.
Feminine and Fresh
Seen at Nanette Lepore
Why We Love It: Every type of suit and cover-up was featured—bandeaus, bikinis, and crocheted dresses. Bright, fresh prints mix with feminine cuts to keep this collection in style year after year.