Flirty and fun, Chanel went with traditional cuts and used patterns and accents to take the swimwear to the next level. There are plenty of different choices in the Resort 2011 collection, so check out the guide below to help you find the right one.
This is a masterpiece of beaded drapery overtop a one-piece suit with a plunging neckline that goes all the way to the bellybutton (rest assured it is tastefully cut). The lack of fabric on the top is made up for by the intricately beaded halter top that matches the “sash” of beads around the waist. The beads are in warm ivory hues. Definitely a must-have for the couture minded, this has already been seen on a few celebrities. You will be the talk of the beach with this suit.
This adorable little number will have you simpering and giggling in no time. Ruffles line the lower edge of the halter top and run along the middle of the bottoms in a gentle arc. Pink honeysuckle is the color of the year, and the pink in this suit matches it well.
Go with this suit for a classically elegant look. The highlight is the low scoop neck lined in tight ruffles that prevents this suit from being old fashioned and gives it a flirty, trendy twist. It looks excellent paired with chunky metal jewelry and bejeweled sandals.
This came down the runway with only the top showing, but it still packed a punch. The shimmering metallic gold color will look stunning in the summer. Go for this suit if you like glitz and glam (and lots of attention!).
All of the suits look great under layers of diaphanous or crocheted cover-ups, so be sure to pick up one before heading off to the beach.