Bikinis, one piece swimsuits, and monkinis ran rampant at this years’ Miami swim show. This show, which occurs yearly in July, sets the tone for the 2011 designer swimwear collections that Canyon Beachwear carries. Why talk about this now, well the designer swimwear on the catwalks in July is now starting to arrive at Canyon Beachwear.

The 2011 collections show colors that are uplifting, that excite, energize and soften at the same time. Besides basic colors, spectacular palettes of purple tones, blues, aquas and turqouises make us think of the beautiful oceans. Bright yellows, pinks and oranges give us the feeling of having fun at the beach or pool. There are mixes of prints that gave the swimsuit a more unique feeling and look.

Tribal and ethnic prints were shown throughout the show as well as fun classical prints. Animal prints resurfaced with a very vintage flair, however, ladies, you know what Ilene always says:"there is nothing better than the perfect black swimsuit.", and we have just received Robin Piccone’s 2011 collection, filled with very stylish black swimsuits and beachwear.

Aside from fashion forward hardware on many of the suits, the 2011 swimwear collections had lots of ruffles and shirring. Styles included bandeaus, halter and triangle tops coupled with either brazillian, moderate or skirted bikini bottoms. As collections arrive with us, I will give you an introduction to them so you have a chance to understand how they can fit into your beachwear style.    

The beautiful shirred one piece swimsuits which are not only flattering but very highly styled continue as an important direction for 2011. And let’s not forget our coverup that offers just the right amount of coverage and gives the customer that great sophisticated retro feeling.

Light and airy coverups at the show were very elegant with classic style dresses and tunics being marched down the runways. There was also a variety of matching coverups for some of the one piece swimsuits and bikinis. The dual purpose coverup was shown so that ladies could wear them out to lunch or dinner with a cute camisole or tank top underneath if they choose. Coverups ranged from the cute summer dress to the fashionable beach pants that give the customer an alternative look. Board Shorts and Rashgaurds designed especially for women were also shown for the sportier customer going on a diving or sailing escapade.

In accessories, whimsical and retro picture bags were shown besides from the classic straw beach totes. Lots of oversized, dramatic hats and cowboy hats always make the outfit fun. And, of course, flip flops are a necessity.

All in all, watch this space, as collections arrive at Canyon Beachwear I will give a write-up on each collection, helping you think of summer, and gorgeous beaches, while winter rages outside.