Monday, August 18, 2014

Celebrity Trend Alert: Bandeau Bikinis

What do Selena, Ashley, Kate and Rachel all have in common? Their love of the bandeau bikini and the fact that they all looking amazing in them! The bandeau works for a variety of body shapes which is what makes it one of the more popular suit styles. For pear shapes the bandeau top helps to create a more hourglass figure and helps to even out your bottom half by drawing the attention up to the top. For hourglass figures this style of suit really helps to accentuate your curvy figure and draws attention to your slim waist. For rectangle shapes, similar to the pear, this style of suit creates the illusion of a curvy figure by drawing the eye to your top and bottom. Apples are the hardest to fit for the bandeau top as traditionally they have a larger chest with a proportionately smaller bottom half. Fret not as there are still plenty of options for you. Apples need to pay close attention when shopping for tops to find one that offers enough support to keep the girls in place. Stick to options that have side boning, underwear and removable padding so that you are always fully supported and the top is adjustable to suit your individual needs. So whether you are like Selena Gomez and Ashley Tisdale and like bright bold solids or you want to try out something like Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson in fun festive prints the bandeau is a fresh young style that is just begging to be worn!

Shop these amazing bandeau bikinis and more HERE

Friday, August 15, 2014

What Suit Suits Your Style?

Just like the outfit you wear, the shoes you buy, and the car you drive, the bathing suit you wear can tell a lot about what type of person you are and what your personal style is like. So whether you are the sporty type or prefer something more traditionally feminine we have the perfect suit for you. Since it is most likely that you are feminine one day and want to show off your wild side the next don't forget to check out the other categories for more style inspiration. We women are complex creatures and we can't be defined by just one title so why should we be confined to just one suit. Explore all of your varying moods and styles with suits to match! 

Feminine & Sweet

Are you most comfortable in dresses, delicate floral prints, and anything with lace? Then feminine & sweet is probably for you. Look towards suits that incorporate all of your favorite designs such as ruffles, bows, lace, and of course floral prints! Check out two of our favorite sweet suits from Agua Bendita and PilyQ Swim

Preppy & Classic

Next up is preppy and classic. Do you love layering a sweater over your favorite collared shirt? Never met a stripe you didn't like? Look for suits in neutral and solid dark colors as well as great classic stripes. Try these suits from Vitamin A and Despi!

Edgy & Sexy

Is your motto you can never wear too much black? Do you like to add a masculine element even to the most feminine of outfits? If this sounds like you try out these great suits from Vitamin A and PilyQ.

 Vintage & Retro

Do you find yourself rummaging through bins at garage sales and in your grandparents' attic? Is your favorite item of clothing something that has stood the test of time and been passed down through the generations? If so than these vintage inspired suits from Seafolly are for you!

 Sporty & Casual

Do you believe that sneakers can be worn with every outfit, literally. Do you find yourself wondering how could you live with out denim? Does your favorite outfit consist of jeans, a t-shirt and some great accessories? If so then you will love these great sporty bikinis from PilyQ Swim and Vitamin A.

No matter what your style is we here at AWB have you covered. 
Check out the amazing suits above and more HERE

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Bikini Outfit of the Day: Surf's Up:

I hate to even say it out loud but the end of summer is coming all too soon. With that thought lingering in the back of our minds there is no time left to waste. If you haven't already tried one of the many water activities that make summer great, such as surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, or snorkeling, it's not too late. Get out there and try any/all of these amazing ways to spend the day in the water. They are all great ways to explore, exercise and enjoy a bit of adventure.

Most of these activities range from mild to incredibly active so finding the proper suit is important. We always like to find the perfect balance between functional and fashionable when it comes to swimwear. With so many great brands creating their own line of active swimwear finding the right suit for you has never been easier. For our bikini outfit of the day we've selected a bikini and rash guard from Luli Fama's 2015 collection. The rash guard is functional and provides coverage from the sun. The mesh inserts in contrasting colors really help to make this garment pop. Paired with full coverage hipster bottoms which are great for staying in place while in motion. The same mesh inserts can be found on the bottoms which give a sexy touch to a simple design. We paired our outfit with classic staples for anyone out and about in the water. An easy, carefree backpack is a great way to carry all of your necessities including sunscreen, water and a change of clothes. The black board shorts work great with the mint and black rash guard and have a pop of color in the drawstring. We finished off the look with classic flip flops, waterproof watch, sport sunglasses, and a woven bracelet.

Now that we have all of our supplies it's time to hit the water!

Shop active bikinis like these and more HERE

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Many Bikinis of Jennifer Aniston

With an amazing body like Jennifer Aniston's it's hard to believe that she would ever have a a hard time finding the perfect suit. It is my personal belief that despite all that I have been told, that she is possibly the one exception to the rule that not everyone looks good in everything. When it comes to Jen I am a firm believer that she can wear/do no wrong. But I digress. Let's assume just for now that she is merely a human, with flaws and insecurities of her own like most women when it comes to wearing a bathing suit. Jennifer Aniston finds what works for her and sticks with it. She falls into the pear shape body type as she has a slightly larger bottom half compared to the rest of her body. She tends to wear suits that provide support in the chest, such as triangle tops. By doing this it helps to draw attention to the chest and creates a more proportionate appearance. When it comes to bottom styles her preference ranges from moderate to brazilian coverage. This may be a little too skimpy for some pears so try out a full bottom with side ties for more adjustability.

The best part about Jen's bathing suit style is that she doesn't take her self too seriously. She likes to play around with bright, fun colors and really enjoys spending time in the sun!

Loving Jennifer Aniston's style? Shop the look and more HERE

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Trend Alert: High Neck Detailing

One of the freshest trends coming down the runway right now is neck detailing. We are used to seeing all this amazing work being put on to the back but this is the first year with a big push by many designers onto the front. The most popular of all seemed to be lattice work. With intricate patterns and designs being artfully created each piece stands out from the rest. There has been no shortage of inspiration when it comes to this new way to cover up the neckline. Are you loving this trend as much as we are?

No matter your mood or your style, with so many great options to choose from there is sure to be a suit for you!

My personal favorite from this year is this Luli Fama suit which features the neckline detailing and can be worn 2  different ways as shown above. This provides the perfect combination of style and functionality. Simply untie the top, fold over and tie around the back for strapless tanning in a flash.  This modified version of the suit looks just as good as the original by adding more dimension to this now bandeau top. Who doesn't love a suit with options.

Shop the latest trends HERE

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Perfect Pairing

Summers are all about being on the go. From coast to coast, no matter where your vacations may take you, finding essential pieces for packing can make all the difference.  Beach friendly pants are one of these key items. They are simple and easy to pack and are a great multifunctional staple. These pants are great as a cover up while spending the day on the beach or walking around and checking out the sites. They play double duty when dressed up with a great pair of shoes, a blouse, and some fun accessories for a night on the town. With so many ways to wear these pants you will save plenty of room in your suitcase this summer for extra bikinis!

 These are some of our favorite new pants that were showcased at Miami Swim Week 2015! 

 Shop the below pants and more HERE

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Baby Got Back...

...Detailing that is! One of our most favorite trends of Swim Week 2015 was all of the intricate back detailing showing up on the runways. This is a great way to to add a fresh spin on some of the most classic suits.  From hand crocheted to multi-straps there was no shortage of options when it came to the designs. Check out all of our up close and personal pictures of the latest and greatest in back detailing. Enjoy!

 Hand crochet back detailing adds a romantic touch whether it is all over or just as a trim.

 Try out straight across multi-straps or cut-out stripes for an edgy athletic style. 

 Criss cross multi-straps are visually dynamic and come in a variety of patterns.

 Even one-piece suits have updated their back detail!

 Click HERE to shop all the latest trends.