What do you get when you combine a polished peacock print with purple lace and gunmetal accents? You get Beach Bunny Swimwear’s aptly named Rapture – a limited edition bikini that is exotic, beautiful, and devastatingly sexy.
The peacock print is a bold metaphor for pride. This is fitting since to wear Rapture, you are celebrating the pride you have in your body, your femininity, and your confidence. Beach Bunny, however, takes it to the next level by adding a polish to the already vibrant fabric. This sheen makes the bikini literally shine, wet or dry, as though it’s been kissed lightly all over by a stray sunbeam. The addition of purple stretch lace is the perfect compliment, drawing the vivacious colors together and framing the sensuous contours of the body.
The top features sliding triangles. The wonderful thing about sliding triangles is their adjustability allowing for a perfect fit every time. The fabric, however, is designed to be snug on the body, so there is no worry that your adjustable top will spontaneously readjust itself at an inopportune moment! Rapture’s top ties at the neck and back, which adds another adjustable element, and unlike other printed bikinis, these ties carry the peacock pattern all the way around. When viewed from the back, the patterned spaghetti straps rising above the purple waistband and printed bottom makes a very striking and complete look.
The bottom has several important design features as well. The waistband wraps over the top of the hips, which elongates the legs. Accenting the front are three hand sewn stone buttons that arrest the attention and add a layer of mystique to the already intriguing design.
From front to back, Rapture is a stunner. It is bold, fierce, and utterly uncompromising in its allure. In true Beach Bunny style, Rapture’s inspiration is drawn from the sexiness and appeal of lingerie. This inspiration is reflected in the touch and feel of the fabrics in addition to the overall look of the bikini.
A bikini like this never goes out of style and with the careful construction Beach Bunny Swimwear is known for (and if washed according to manufactures’ specifications) Rapture will be just as entrancing as it was the first day you put it on.
So, what are you waiting for? If you are ready to be sexy, exotic, proud and confident, you are ready to wear Rapture.
Wow, the New Year has been going off with the new range of designer swimsuits from Sauvage Swimwear! And while we’ve seen the favorites shift throughout the 2009 Sauvage Swimwear range, this week, it’s been all about Snakeskin.
Personally, I’ve always been a fan of animal prints - and I’m not the only one. There’s good reason why, year after year, you’ll see animal prints dotting the collections of swimwear designers far and wide - they’re simply hot. Because of this, animal prints, on bikinis and one piece swimsuits, are pretty much timeless. True, like any print or design, the style will change slightly, but with animal prints, I think you’ll find less of this and an animal print bikini you’ll have from a year or two ago will still be as hot now as it was then.
But let’s look at the 2009 Sauvage Swimwear rendition of this popular motif…
This year, Sauvage Swimwear’s ever-brilliant designer Elizabeth Southwood has choosen the snake for her jungle-esque inspiration and placed it in a sexy bandeau bikini. The snake skin print alone would have made this a knockout swimsuit, however the addition of gold, found in both the gold sequin detailing and etched gold rings, gives this sexy bikini an added edge - high rolling glamour. I love it!
One of the best things about bandeau bikini tops is that they’re great for tanning - no unsightly strap marks. However, if you’re after a bit of extra support, Snakeskin by Sauvage Swimwear also comes with removable straps as well as boned sides. Both the bikini top and bottoms are fully lined and, like all Sauvage swimsuit originals, are made from beautiful imported Italian nylon-lycra. And speaking of the bikini bottoms, you can wear the Snakeskin bikini bottoms comfortably but still look sexy - they’re low rise at the front and have moderate coverage at the back, but they sit perfectly and don’t slip - something difficult to find in other designer swimwear ranges and a testament to Sauvage Swimwear’s solid designs.
If you’re an animal print lover, or looking for your first Snakeskin print to add to your collection, then we highly recommend the Snakeskin bikini by Sauvage for jungle sex appeal and glamour rolled into one…. It’s sssssssizzlingly sexy!
With our end-of-season Designer Swimwear Sale on right now, it’s been hard to take our minds away from all the incredible designer swimsuits we have for such a great price. And while I’d love to feature one of the beautiful new swimsuits from the 2009 range of Sauvage and Beach Bunny that’s recently arrived here at Azura, I still just can’t go past our 2008 swimwear collection…
It’s been all about Sauvage Swimwear these last couple of weeks here at Bikini of the Week, and this week is no different with the stunning Jade Mountain bikini, our pick of the week.
I love the simplicity of this swimsuit; it’s simply striking. First off, there’s the color - a mix of turquoise and emerald green, the swimsuit looks like a jewel itself. You can tell why this swimsuit doesn’t have any intricate or extravagant detailing - it doesn’t need it. The color alone is enough to grab and hold your attention.
But, speaking of detailing, the large rings made of distressed gold are the perfect match for both the cut and color of this bikini. The gold sets off the green to a tee, again like a gold ring encasing an emerald jewel, while the ring shape gives the swimsuit a bit more interest, showing off just a hint of flesh at the center bust and at the bikini bottom sides.
Ring detailing works amazingly with bandeau cut bikinis. This year’s hottest swimwear designers definitely thought so with the style featuring heavily throughout the different designer swimwear collections. Sauvage Swimwear’s rendition with the Jade Mountain was perhaps one of the best versions, the rings not too large as well as being shaped at the bikini bottom sides to fit the curve of the body which is particularly important when it comes to comfort.
The bandeau bikini top also has a point of difference, tapering in at the back so the look is slim and dainty. The sides are also lined with boning for extra support, which can be incredibly handy with bandeau style bikinis. As for the bikini bottoms, these will give you full backside coverage as well as full coverage at the front.
Like all our 2008 swimsuits, Jade Mountain by Sauvage is currently 25% off as part of our Designer Swimwear Sale. It’s a beautiful swimsuit and also timeless too, so don’t miss out…
We’re going back to back Sauvage Swimwear here at Bikini of the Week. But while last week saw us look at one of last year’s quiet achievers, the sexy black bikini Chains, this week we’re looking at a hot new swimsuit number from the 2009 Sauvage Swimwear range, Chocolate Suede.
Chocolate Suede: the name alone is sexy. But it’s the sight of this bikini that will truly have you drooling. Similarly to Chains, Chocolate Suede comes decked in metal detailing, but here the look is hot and heavy with thick, gold link chains. Luckily, the quality of the detailing, as with all Sauvage swimsuits, is premium, so while the chains are durable and sturdy, they’re also lightweight and comfortable - a must for any bikini. In fact, the detailing on the bikini bottoms also includes an additional piece of material, added for comfort and support.
For me, the gold link chain detailing spells sophistication - with a touch of rock ‘n’ roll flair! Beach Bunny Swimwear is very good at this look, but with Chocolate Suede, Sauvage Swimwear is certainly giving them a run for their swimsuit money! This season, we’re going to be seeing a lot of chocolate browns - not just from Sauvage, but from all the major boutique designer swimwear labels. The Chocolate Suede by Sauvage however, would have to be the quintessential example. I might have said this simply because I love the Sauvage version. However, having already seen many, if not all, of the other designer swimwear collections, I mean it definitively.
More than a chocolate brown, the Chocolate Suede is toned and textured, giving the bikini fabric character and body. Also, at a distance, the visual appeal of the bikini is different to what it is up close, again adding character and unique charm to the swimsuit.
Another added benefit of the brown bikini is its ability to look clean longer and its difficulty to stain. I for one tend to dirty my clothes easily and while I’m an absolute fan of white bikinis, it’s refreshing not to have to worry about it so much.
The Chocolate Suede bikini by Sauavge comes in a halter style top that includes removable pads for extra support and string ties at the neck and back. The pads are useful also for a more flattering look at the bust. The bikini bottoms are low rise at the front, but provide moderate coverage at the front. Personally, I love the degree of coverage you’ll find in most Sauvage bikinis - not too little, but also, not too much.
Chocolate Suede is pretty much hot off the factory floor, as are all the new designer swimsuits by Sauvage. But whether you’re after a beautiful number from last year’s swimwear season, or ready for something new from this year’s range, Sauvage is always a safe yet seriously stunning option.
It’s been a while since we featured a Bikini of the Week - what with purchasing our 2009 designer swimwear range, introducing new swimwear designers to our collection and, not to mention, managing our designer swimwear sale, we haven’t had time for much else. But with all the beautiful swimsuits in front of us, we thought it was about time we shared some of our favorites here at Azura Swimwear, before our swimsuit favorite list got out of control once again!
Thinking of our designer swimwear sale (all our 2008 designer swimsuits are 25% off!) in particular, I began to think about all the incredible swimsuits you could pick up at such great prices. I for one am an absolute sucker for a sale - what’s not to like? It’s your favorite swimsuit but at a lower price. And from there I immediately thought of one swimsuit - a stunning black bikini by Sauvage Swimwear called Chains - the swimsuit I have had my eye on all season.
It’s a quiet achiever this swimsuit - it doesn’t scream for your attention, but it certainly attracts it. And there’s nothing like a black bikini to add to your collection - they are so versatile and will last for more than one season. Chains by Sauvage Swimwear in particular is a black bikini that will slide seamlessly into your repertoire - it is simple, but with an appealing point of difference. The look is relaxed elegance (perfect for the beach), with a hint of sexy style added through the metallic bauble string detailing at the sides and top (take it poolside too).
The cut of this swimsuit too makes it something to write home about. The bikini top, halter in style, makes it a great choice if you’re looking for good support or shape, while the bikini bottoms have both full backside coverage and wide coverage at the front. It’s a designer swimsuit that you can move around in and be active, but still looks sexy - a mix that’s hard to find in a bikini. And, it’s comfortable - the chain detailing is lined so there no digging in or slipping.
At full price, the Chains by Sauvage Swimwear is a swimsuit hard to pass by - it’s beautiful, practical and versatile. But at 25% off, it seems ridiculous not to, the price just too hard to beat for such a quality swimsuit. And really, you can never have too many black bikinis in your collection!
But until next time, we hope you enjoy our new 2009 designer swimwear range (there’s some great new pieces from Sauvage Swimwear as well as Nicolita soon to arrive) as well as our designer swimwear sale.