Sea & Be Seen
Official Blog of American Swimwear Designer Karla Colletto
Read up on some great new styles in the Miro, Starfish Buckle, and Gold Foil groups! They ship this week!
The Miro group:
Featured Style: This playful colorful print was inspired by the work of Spanish surrealist painter Joan Miro. See our featured style above: a jaw-dropping low V-neck that laces all up the front for something sexy, yet simple so as not to compete with the print. This suit has an underwire and a high back and will give you the best support of all suits in this group, if this is what you need most. This suit comes in sizes 6-16.
Additional Styles: The print does a lot all on it’s own, so the silhouettes here are sleek and simple. In addition to our featured style, the V-neck halter with light (and removable) padding has a low back and sexy crossback straps (6-14). Choose from two bikini styles: a triangle bra and string pant for a more minimal appeal; or a lingerie molded bra with lace-up mid-hip pant for something more structured and covered. Or even mix and match! (All 2-pieces sized 6-14). A matching A-line skirt is available as well (XS-XL).
Colors: The gorgeous Miro-inspired abstract print complements a handful of the Cruise 2013 collection’s rich jewel tones bodies and black and white motifs
The Starfish Buckle group:
Featured Style: So many cliché star metaphors running through my head right now! If you’re looking for something simple and luxurious, this group gets the gold star! Take a closer look at these stunning pieces and you’ll be starstruck too—a textured gold buckle with cream-colored enamel overlay pops nicely against this Bittersweet-colored molded bandeau (with detachable strap) and draped mid-hip pant (all 6-14). You’ll be the star of the show! (Ok, I’m done now).
Additional Styles: Bandeaus are a tricky look for some, so swap it out with an underwire bra with adjustable straps (no padding), also in sizes 6-14 and matched either with the draped pant or with any of our basic bottoms. For sleek one-piece options, the unconstructed and lightly ruched lingerie molded suit (same as the BA-150; sizes 6-14) or the surplice neck constructed suit (sizes 6-16)
Colors: Bittersweet (a warm orange), black, chocolate, navy, and plum
The Gold Foil group:
Featured Style: Gold was a hit this year (it’s timeless, really) but what sounds better than a metallic swimsuit? The pale gold fabric is lighter weight than most of our fabrics, so it ruches and reflects light beautifully. This retro-esque ruched halter maillot is breathtaking against white sand and sunkissed skin. This suit is unconstructed, with no underwires but has soft padding (removable), a high back, and adjustable halter ties (6-14)
Additional Styles: A tummy-hugging surplice (formerly a Smart Suit style) one-piece with underwire and high back (6-16); Basic ruched bandeau with molded underwire, sweetheart neckline, and detachable strap (6-14); lingerie molded bra with a twist and thin adjustable straps (6-14) with a draped mid-hip pant (6-14) and perhaps an A-line skirt with gathered waistband (XS-XL).
Colors: Gold metallic