Did you ever pick up a magazine and see celebrities in swim suits or beachwear on the cover and wonder what designer they are wearing? There is a good chance that it was Melissa Odabash. From celebrity covers of Eva Longoria-Parker to centerfolds of Jessica Biel, Melissa Odabash swimwear and coverups are designed not just for celebrities, but for all women who want a sexy, stylish and great fitting suit. Whether for St Tropez or the Hamptons, there is something for everybody.

The new Melissa Odabash 2011 cruise swimwear and coverups collection has arrived at Canyon Beachwear and ladies you are going to love it!  The collection from the London based designer includes vintage inspired swimwear silhouettes in beautiful modern colors such as jade,  orange, taupe, brown, lilac shades and classic colors such as black and white.  She has incredible prints that include her signature animal print, truly fabulous, and her coverups consist of airy caftans, some made to match the suits, beautiful tunics with embroidery, bandeau dresses and breezy cotton dresses.

Now let’s look at some of the styles individually.  The Pisa and Brussel styles are Melissa Odabash's signature suits. The Pisa style is a halter with slight rouching around the bust and a beautiful tortoise shell rectangle middle piece. The bottom is a classic low rise and has two tortoise shells on each side that lay perfectly at the hip bone. 

Her next signature style is the Brussels, this is an underwire halter style, rouched on the bust so you do not see the underwire. It also has a beautiful, stylish ring in the middle.  Ladies, the great thing about this suit is that it fits fuller bra sizes. You can be a C cup, D cup or DD cup and fit this top. The bottom is a simple classic hipster style, not too skimpy and not too full in the coverage.                

 If you want a head turning look, try the St Barts. This beautiful nautical has a striped padded triangle top with small rings for detail, and a thin side bottom with the same matching silver rings. This suit can fit A, B cups, and small C cups when you take the padding out. Couple it with the matching style London coverup and you have a fantastic sexy duet.  The London style is a long sleeve more fitted coverup made of a meryl and lycra spandex.  It hugs the body to show off your fantastic figure. The St Barts also comes in two exquisite prints in either the peacock coral or peacock purple.

The other dynamic duo you can try is the Evita style in the classic Melissa Odabash Cheetah print.  This is a tie back bandeau, so ladies no tan lines, with a removable strap.  It has a beautiful detailed gold ring in the middle to give the suit style and structure. The bottom is a double detailed ring that matches the top of the suit. The Coleen coverup is a ling caftan style made of a gorgeous Italian silk gives even more elegance to the look. But don’t worry ladies, if you don’t want the cheetah print, the Evita style comes in beautiful solid colors or you can wear the Coleen over any color suit. The Melissa suits with the detail on the bottoms do not pinch because of the beautiful Italian fabric she uses and because of where it sits on the hip.  

Other styles in her collection include her two piece Casablanca style. This is a banded halter style with a movable decorative slide. It ties around the neck and back for versatility and adjustability. The top, which is not padded, fits most cup sizes. The best feature about this suit is the skirted retro rouched bottom. It provides the fullest coverage but could also be worn as a high waisted bottom with rouching on top.  

The Jamaica halter style suit has a beautiful “U" shaped decorative middle piece and a cinched side bottom.  The top is banded and has a tie around the neck and back and fits most cup sizes.
The bottom has moderate coverage and will not pinch in the hip because of that cinched side.  

On to the bikinis, ladies, what would the Melissa Odabash collection be without a cute skimpier string bikini? To satisfy your crave she has designed the St Kits style. This comes in solids and a slithering black snake print. Put on the Nia short black belted snake print coverup over that suit or any of the Odabash suits and you are ready for a day in the sun.

Let’s also not forget about Melissa Odabash's one piece swimwear, the Bahamas style is a sleek black bandeau rouched one piece. It has great support and fits most cup sizes and has a removable strap. It also is rouched throughout the whole suit to hide all tummy flaws. Melissa’s other one-piece style is the Rio. This is a halter style that ties around the neck. Again, it fits most cup sizes and is rouched throughout the suit to make your figure look slimmer.

Odabash coverups are not only used for the beach or pool, but can be worn with a cami underneath and over leggings or capris. This year the Odabash collection has some tunic styles, the Briony, the Gemma and the Carrie, that all have beautiful embroidery and are very flattering to the body. They come to the mid thigh or just above the knee. The cute and fun Marley style is a bandeau dress that looks fabulous with the Melissa Odabash Stetson cowboy hat.  The Ariella style is a long embroidered caftan that has a pull drawstring with elegant matching stones at the end of the drawstring. This is a must have item for the 2011 beachwear season.

For a chic collection of glamorous swimwear come into Canyon Beachwear or visit our website for the 2011 Melissa Odabash Beachwear and Swimwear collection.