It seems each spring, one of our most popular blog topics is the year’s trends in swimwear.
So, for our readers hoping to learn about the newest Feadship yacht charter vessel to launch, you’ll need to wait a few days while we help the ladies get a jump on this summer’s hottest swimsuit fashions.
Editor’s note– the trend toward one-piece swimsuits that we saw in 2012 is continuing to grow as stylish celebrities, from full-figured girls like Beyonce to the ultra-slim Taylor Swift, are rocking one-piece bathing suits known as “maillots.” With so many A-listers going with one-piece suits, department stores and boutiques are stocking more monokinis and fewer bikinis. The New York Post reports one-piece swimsuit sales are up around 20 percent in local New York shops.
In a salute to the maillot trend, here are our 2013 seasonal favorites:
NORMA KAMALI Vogue Lycra Collection(from $155 at Sacks Fifth Avenue)
We’ve grown accustomed to seeing photos of Beyonce onboard Caribbean yacht charter vessels wearing casual daywear; but you can’t stay onboard all day, especially when the warm waters of St Barts are calling. Here’s Beyonce in a stylish Norma Kamali one piece:
VICTORIA’S SECRET Very Sexy Collection (from $138 online)
The lingerie company brings us monokinis that play it cool – not too bare and not too spare. The sequin one-piece lets you take the plunge in this daring little black suit. Shimmery sequins add dazzle to the curve-loving silhouette. Designed in luxe Italian fabric for a silky-soft feel. From the exclusive Very Sexy collection of glamorous swimwear by Victoria’s Secret – perfect for statement-making style in St Tropez during a Mediterranean yacht charter holiday this summer.
HERVE LEGER Cross Front Bandage Monokini ($740 at Nordstrom)
Super pricey and super chic, this ultimate designer suit is best for those who can afford to rent the newest and largest yachts in the world. By famed French designer, Leger, this striking suit features crisscross panels to create the daring curve-flaunting cutouts, with a low-cut back. Imported and made of Polyester/nylon/spandex (hand wash only).