Teen Choice Awards Style Watch

This past Sunday was the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, and there were some great fashion moments on and off the red carpet. We saw many young and fresh celebrities sporting the latest fashion trends and some of our long time favorites as well. Bright colors and prints made a huge appearance as well as some looks that were more on the edgy side. We will touch on a few of our favorite looks from the night and show you how to incorporate the celebrity style into your luxury swimwear.

It’s no secret that Lea Michelle, the Glee actress, is a style icon and she is constantly seen in bright prints, especially pink. Sunday was no exception and Lea was seen on stage in her bright pink skirt and subtle pink top. She looked classic and feminine as she gave a touching speech on Corey Monteith’s untimely death and thanked the fans for all of their love and support. Lea Michelle wasn’t the only one sporting this bright hue, there were many other celebrities looking fabulous in pink on the red carpet. A great way to add a pop of pink to your swimwear is with Lost In Love. The bright pink bottoms pop and the pearl detail on top makes it a complete and feminine look.

Another trend that was heavily represented at the Teen Choice Awards this year was leather and hardware, which is an awesome way to make any outfit edgy and fresh. Miley Cyrus was seen on the red carpet is a very sexy and sheer top paired with a fierce leather skirt featuring hardware down the front. Not only was Miley rocking this edgy trend, but Demi Lovato also used a little bit of the leather style to spice up her look. By pairing the leather look with a classic blazer the outfit is fashion forward without taking too much risk. Drive Me Wild is the perfect option to achieve a similar look, with leather buckle hardware on both the top and bottoms.

Celebrities are constantly finding new and fresh ways to incorporate floral prints into their wardrobe whether it be on the red carpet or in their daily style. At this year’s Teen Choice Awards, Sandra Bullock was a hit in her unique floral print dress. Sandra is always so feminine and her style so classic that we wouldn’t expect anything less from her. The unique floral print in this dress paired with classic black gave her a very young and fresh look. Secret Escape and the Secret Escape Dress are the perfect floral options for your designer swimwear look.

 

Miley’s Fashion Risks Pay Off

 

Miley Cyrus has been making headlines left and right lately. The gorgeous, young starlet first started making them when she cut off her waist-length brown curls and dyed her hair a honey blonde. Then, again, with an incident involving possibly illegal substances. And finally, she made her biggest headline when she cut off her hair completely to a short pixie cut and dyed it a platinum blonde color. The girl, no doubt, has always been a trend setter. Whether or not you like her newest style phase, Miley still likes to stay on top of trends. We would like to highlight some of the hottest trends she’s worn and show you how to work the trends into your luxury swimwear.

 

 

Miley recently wore this vintage Valentino number to an iHeartRadio event. Featuring one of today’s hottest trends- cutouts, it was one of the trendiest outfits we’ve seen her in to date. Cutouts are easy to achieve with your designer swimwear using a sexy monokini. Monokinis like Love Bound, Drive Me Wild, and Sipping Pretty are all great options with cutouts.

 

 

Florals are a print that are always in style. Miley, however, chooses to wear the print in a little bit different way. Her non-traditional floral print outfit is right on trend and, best of all, her outfit features an underwire top. More Than A Feeling is another great option if you’re looking for a non-traditional floral. The pink and black is still classic and feminine, but with enough edge to still remain on top of trends.

 

 

As we’ve mentioned before, stripes are a pattern that will never go out of style. Miley likes to modernize them with a few up-to-date details. First of all, she mixes the stripes with bows- which are definitely trending this season. We’ve seen bows on everything- including swimwear. Ready Or Naut features bows as well as stripes.

 

Miley has taken some fashion risks lately, but most of them have paid off- putting her at the top of the charts of fashion. What are some of your favorite recent looks of Miley’s?

Throwback Thursday: Jessica Simpson Style

 

Jessica Simpson was destined to be a star when she first appeared on the scene in her early years of being a pop star with cute hits such as “I Think I’m In Love” and “I Wanna Love You Forever”. America (as well as the rest of the world fell in love with her super-cute personality and her gorgeous blonde hair. After landing her own television show on MTV and marrying another huge pop star (Nick Lachey), it was clear the humble girl from Texas had officially become a star.  Nowadays, the singer is doing less singing and more television (starring on hit show “Fashion Star”) and designing. She’s also married with children. We love how far Jessica has come since her teenie-bopper days, but it’s still fun to take a look back on some of her brightest red carpet moments!

 

 

Being naturally tan with beautiful blonde hair and a killer body, it’s easy to get away with wearing just about anything on the red carpet. However, when Jessica stepped out in this black and gold gown- all cameras were on her. The gold not only seemed to bounce off her golden skin- but it also reflected the gold in her hair beautifully. For a similar look using your designer swimwear, you could opt for She’s Got A Way. Similarly, it has the same black and gold tones, complete with the extra sparkle of the gold hardware. A perfect suit for a glam vacation to Vegas!

 

 

Being dubbed “America’s Sweetheart” at one point, the starlet loved to show off her softer, more feminine side. We loved this ultra feminine style on Jessica! It’s easy to get an ultra feminine style similar to Jessica’s using your luxury swimwear as well! Opt for feminine prints and colors like in Floral Fantasy- which also has a classically feminine cut! Or, keep things sophisticated and feminine with ruffles, pearls, and pink- such as in Lost In Love.

 

 

While it’s true that we mentioned this was a post highlighting Jessica’s best red carpet moments, it was hard to make a post about Jessica and swimwear and not include her bikini scene from her music video “These Boots Are Made For Walking”. If you haven’t caught the video- it’s a must see. Jessica is in her absolute prime- perfect body, perfect tan, perfect hair, perfect bikini. We’ve mentioned before how great this trendy coral color looks on a hot tan- but Jessica is solid proof! Get her look with a similar coral bikini like Pretty Young Thing from Lady Lux. Boots are optional, of course!

What’s in Store for 2014?

 

2013 has been a great year for designer swimwear. We’ve seen so many hot trends start up and really take off. It seemed more and more celebrities were spotted in their itsy-bitsy bikinis from around the world. So, what’s in store for 2014? We’d like to give some hints as to where we think not only swimwear trends are headed, but Lady Lux Swimwear in specific.

 

 

Florals are always a classic, swimwear staple. Vintage floral patterns, however, really took off in 2013. The “shabby-chic” print became more trendy, and less shabby- making it the perfect print for our luxury swimwear. Featured on both the More Than A Feeling bikini as well as Bed Of Roses, it’s likely this innocent pattern will be featured on a few different styles in 2014. Perhaps, the pattern will even break out of the color palette and feature some brighter, fun colors? Which brings us to our next trend…

 

 

Our bright chevron suits flew off the shelves this year! From Call On Me to Crazy For You, girls went crazy for the trendy chevron print in the fun, bright colors. It’s not only likely that chevron will be making another appearance in 2014, but in some new, fun colors as well! What is it with girls and stripes? Everyone loves a nautical vibe, and there will definitely be a fun nautical vibe on a few of the striped suits!

 

 

Super-sexy monokinis really broke through in 2013 as one of our biggest sellers. Sipping Pretty flew off the shelves as it’s not only a fairly easy monokini to pull off, but it’s also amazingly flattering! The monokini put a whole new twist on one-piece swimwear with cutouts. While the more traditional cutout monokini will definitely be coming back, we wanted to feature this super sexy-style monokini with a few modifications as well as some new colors! Also predicted? A monokini without cutouts?! Be prepared. This one is drop-dead sexy and may be a best seller!

 

What were everyone’s favorite styles of 2014? What do you hope to see in 2014? We would love to hear your feedback on what trends you really enjoyed wearing this past year!

Swimwear Through the Years

 

Swimwear is one of those special categories of clothing that has been around for years and years. For years, people have been recreationally swimming and they need some type of special clothing to swim in. It would be hard (and take far too much of your time) to go through the complete history of swimwear, so we wanted to focus on the 20th century through present day. How have styles evolved? Why does our designer swimwear look the way it does today? And what can we expect for styles of the future?

 

 

At the dawn of the 1900′s, all sorts of recreational activities were becoming more and more popular. There wasn’t such a gap between the wealthy and the lower class, so more people were able to start taking vacations and weekend trips to the seaside. Women wore large bathing dresses, that were often bulky and hard to swim in. The gowns were at least knee-length, often black, and made of wool. For obvious reasons, women didn’t do much swimming in these dresses.

 

 

Flash forward about forty years and hemlines and sleeves are suddenly a thing of the past. War has ended, people are happy, and pin-ups are all the rage. These curvy women loved to show off their figures in body-hugging monokinis. Usually cut low on the leg and more straight-across on the top, the swimsuits were still fairly conservative. Until two French designers went further than any other designer had gone, and cut the one-piece monokini into two, creating the first ever bikini.

 

 

Created by Louis Reard and Jacques Heim, the first bikini was still fairly conservative (as far as two-pieces are concerned) in that the bottoms came up high enough to cover the navel (a scandalous body part to show off at the time). The bathing suit was named the “Atome” and dubbed the world’s “smallest bathing suit”. Reard was the man who called the swimsuit a bikini, named after a series of islands where nuclear bomb testing was being done- assuming that it would create the same type of reactions amongst people when it was revealed. Reard then cut a few inches off the top of the bikini bottoms, revealing the wearer’s navel. Because of its scandalous new look, it was near impossible to find a model to advertise the new swimsuit. So, Reard found the one type of person he knew would gladly show off her navel- a nude dancer from Paris, Micheline Bernardini. Once the shockwave wore off, the bikini became a huge hit.

 

 

Still a huge hit, the same basic style of string bikini Louis Reard came up with 60 years ago, is still being designed and re-designed today. Nowadays, luxury swimwear companies such as Lady Lux have re-invented the string bikini to add glamorous details and hardware. 60 years ago the concept of adding chains and stones to a swimsuit might have seemed impossible, however, Lady Lux does it with class and grace! It’s hard to say where the future of swimwear is headed, but we definitely like it!