After a dreamy night filled with plans to stock your swimwear draw to the brim with gorgeous repetitive prints by Rosa Faia, I'm here to bring you MORE. Get ready..
At number two is: THE BANDEAU
Here we have it, one of the best solutions for achieving a 'no shoulder tan line beneath my fabulous summer dress' look. However with no straps comes great sculptural responsibilities!
This year at Swimshow 2014 the majority of the collections have showcased their version of the bandeau, it's a shape we really couldn't ignore in our favourites countdown even with the images of previous strapless bikini disasters looming in the back of our minds..
I'm here to obliterate all of those disastrous memories from your minds!
I've put together my ultimate favourites (which was really, REALLY difficult there was just so many) from three different designers who have achieved not only beautiful prints and shapes but sublime architectural elements with their representation of the bandeau.
|Island Hopping collection by Rosa Faia | http://www.anita.com/gb-en/Products,ROSAFAIA,Swimwear|
The first is Rosa Faia - along with their fantastically sculpted shapes they've been super clever and added straps so you can have a multi look bikini or one piece. Following on the good news vibes from yesterday, pieces of this collection will also be making an appearance in Tallulah from February!
|Black Swan collection by Gottex Cruise 2015 | http://www.gottex-swimwear.com/en|
Neo Tribe collection by Gottex Cruise 2015 | http://www.gottex-swimwear.com/en
I fell in love with the entire look book from Gottex Cruise 2015, its really wasn't difficult to find some fabulous bandeau examples, the difficulty came in narrowing it down to these three.
The black and white one piece from the Black Swan collection is to die for! The craftsmanship that has gone into the detailing on the cups and waistline is incredible..
However, be warned this is the most expensive collection they have this season!
The Neo Tribe collection was also fabulous! The loud primary coloured print may not be for everyone but there's no denying that looking like Wonder Woman on the beach is always something I strive for and this print is definitely a huge step in the right direction!
Also.. Gottex seem's to have fired up a love affair with waist belts on swimwear at Tallulah - we can't get enough of them!
|Lago Lindo, Natural Reserve 2015 collection by Aquaclara|
Last but by no means least, are these gorgeous bandeau bikinis from Aquaclara by Liliano Villalobos. Not only are they incredibly well made and structured but the prints and detailing (especially the embellishments on the high waisted set) are exquisite, the images really don't do them justice!
Their look book is generally beautiful, I mean just look at the model, these pieces are really all you need to add a touch of glamour to your bandeau look.
I'll be unveiling our number one trend tomorrow - don't miss it! xx