25Aug

Resort 2011 Trend: Demure Bathing Suits

I’m not really sure about the tan lines, but you sure will look fabulous…

Chanel Resort 2011 Bathing Suit

Chanel Resort 2011 Bathing Suit

The white, gold, and delicate detail s of this Chanel bathing suit will make you feel like a Moroccan princess…

Alice + Olivia Resort 2011 Bathing Suit

Alice + Olivia Resort 2011 Bathing Suit

Pop! with Alice + Olivia’s retro bathing suit. High waist = figure flattering.

Herve Leger Resort 2011 Bathing Suit

Herve Leger Resort 2011 Bathing Suit

Tribal AND covers up love handles.

Lanvin Resort 2011 Bathing Suit

Lanvin Resort 2011 Bathing Suit

Lanvin’s ultra glam snakeskin one-piece bathing suit.

25Aug

Resort 2011 Trend: Crisp White Suits

A crisp, white suit is chic and fabulous. There is something about wearing a white suit that makes a woman instantly look like a powerful fashionista. For Resort 2011, Chanel, Lanvin, Miu Miu and Giorgio Armani created unique white suits.

Resort 2011 Trend: White Suits - Chanel

Resort 2011 Trend: White Suits - Chanel

This relaxed Chanel ensemble is kimono inspired and has a more casual feel. The hat and belt accessories add a wordly twist.

Resort 2011 Trend: White Suits - Lanvin

Resort 2011 Trend: White Suits - Lanvin

This Lanvin look features a high waisted straight leg pant, tucked in blouse and boyfriend blazer. Wear with wedges and chiffon scarf to complete the look.

Resort 2011 Trend: White Suits - Miu Miu
Resort 2011 Trend: White Suits – Miu Miu

Channel your inner movie star with this ladylike suit with long pencil skirt by Miu Miu – very Casablanca.

Resort 2011 Trend: White Suits - Giorgio Armani

Resort 2011 Trend: White Suits - Giorgio Armani

Clean, classic high waisted pants and short jackets by Giorgio Armani.

Resort 2011 Trend: White Suits - Giorgio Armani

Resort 2011 Trend: White Suits - Giorgio Armani

This black and white pantsuit by Giorgio Armani is a more futuristic take on a classic look.

25Aug

Resort 2011 Trend: Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are everywhere for Resort 2011. Michael Kors kept it clean with a bright ombre hue and simple cut. Chanel was inspired by the 70′s and created flowy, romantic pieces. Lanvin was also inspired by caftans and created striking, edgy silhouettes. Richard Nicoll kept it classic, and Jill Stuart went back to its romantic roots.

Resort 2011: Chanel

Resort 2011: Chanel

Chanel’s 70′s inspired caftan maxi dress is one of my favorite resort pieces. It has movement, embellishments, and color, and looks exactly like what you envision wearing on a fabulous vacation.

Resort 2011: Chanel

Resort 2011: Chanel

A white linen maxi dress is a must for vacation – this Chanel piece adds something extra with several puffy 70s inspired tiers.

Resort 2011: Chanel

Resort 2011: Chanel

This Chanel halter dress has incredible movement and color, and the halter top does great things for cleavage! It would look spectacular with stiletto sandals and bangles for evening.

Resort 2011: Michael Kors

Resort 2011: Michael Kors

Peach is a universally flattering color that looks especially amazing on tanned skin. The ombre detail of the fabric makes it interesting, and the classic cut is figure flattering.

Resort 2011: Lanvin

Resort 2011: Lanvin

This striking dress by Lanvin is comfortable and sexy at the same time. The snakeskin print makes it stand out, and the cut will work on most body types. Add some chunky jewelry and some giant wedges to complete the look.

Resort 2011: Lanvin

Resort 2011: Lanvin

Another 70s inspired piece, this time by Lanvin. The cut of this dress is very simple, and the sleeves create that 70s inspired look.

Resort 2011: Lanvin

Resort 2011: Lanvin

This black Lanvin maxi dress accentuates a tanned décolleté, shoulders and back. The jeweled halter eliminates the need for much jewelry, and the hem is higher in the front to show of fabulous shoes. Easy glamour.

Resort 2011: Lanvin

Resort 2011: Lanvin

This sarong inspired dress is an interesting take on the maxi, and features a fun print.  A slit in the back and a little sheerness adds a bit of sensuality.

Resort 2011: Jill Stuart

Resort 2011: Jill Stuart

This maxi by Jill Stuart is super romantic. The blush and nude tones combined with the frills and flowy fabric make this dress the perfect dinner-for-two ensemble on a romantic getaway.

Resort 2011 Richard Nicoll

Resort 2011 Richard Nicoll

This look by Richard Nicoll features a tank top upper with high waist belt and sheer bottom skirt, adding a trendy twist to a classic cut and color combo.

Resort 2011: Richard Nicoll

Resort 2011: Richard Nicoll

This maxi by Richard Nicoll is covered-up-sexy. The sheer top adds a little edge and the waist belt accentuates the figure.

25Aug

Resort 2011 Trend: Long Skirts

For Resort 2011, designers showed a  relaxed and playful side with longer garments that have movement and can be worn from day to night. A long skirt paired with a sheer sweater looks effortlessly chic and sexy, and is comfortable all day long.

Resort 2011: Lanvin

Resort 2011: Lanvin

This look by Lanvin features a long black skirt and black bandeau top with a loose, sparkly blazer and long necklace. Throw a skirt and blazer over your bathing suit for evening wear.

Resort 2011: Lavin

Resort 2011: Lavin

This white skirt with sheer top can also be thrown over a bathing suit and worn into the night. Or put it on in the morning for shopping and then wear it for dinner and drinks.

Resort 2011: Michael Kors

Resort 2011: Michael Kors

This look by Michael Kors is easy and chic. The blush pink tone looks great on tanned skin, and the sheerness of the sweater adds a hint of sexiness.

Resort 2011: Balenciaga

Resort 2011: Balenciaga

Balenciaga’s long skirt ensemble is serious and casual at the same time. The sheerness of the fabric gives it a light and airy feel, and the black trim and belt make it more than just a linen skirt and blouse.

Resort 2011: Richard Nicoll

Resort 2011: Richard Nicoll

This look by Richard Nicoll is the perfect evening wear during an exotic vacation. The sheer top keeps it light, the belt accentuates the waist, and the high slit shows off tanned legs.

Resort 2011: Richard Nicoll

Resort 2011: Richard Nicoll

This long skirt look by Richard Nicoll features a long, light sweater and sheer skirt in neutral tones. The vertical stripes and length of the sweater elongate legs. This outfit would be perfect for a day on the yacht and dinner and drinks afterward – just add some sparkly jewelry.

Resort 2011: Miu Miu

Resort 2011: Miu Miu

Miu Miu’s long printed skirts are playful and fun. They would look great with a bikini top, sky high wedges, long necklaces and crop top for a day to evening look.