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Mercedes Benz Miami Swim Week 2014 has come to a close and we’ve selected some of our favorite looks. From Mara Hoffman’s mysticism of India inspiration to the 70’s glam vibe at Wildfox Swim, there was a large range of influences and trends across the shows. We noticed three major trends that were prevalent among the swim designers.

1. One-pieces

Its seems that the one-piece has become a very popular alternative to the bikini. The Mara Hoffman show included an elephant tribal printed version, Beach Riot opened their show with an embellished hot pink design, Minimale Animale showed a Hawaiian print mesh suit, and the Wildfox Swim included a fruit printed one-piece with a plunging neckline.

2. Sporty

A sporty influence also seems to be getting more prevalent, especially at in Beach Riot and Suboo with their wet-suit inspired bikinis.

3. High Waisted Bottoms

This retro inspired style seems to be here to stay, as seen at Mara Hoffman’s tribal design two piece, Suboo’s sporty cut-out design, and Nicolita’s polka dot bikini.

We definitely can’t wait to get our hands on some of these suits in 2014!

By Kasha Cabato

Kasha Cabato is a fashion industry professional who specializes in marketing and social media. She is a graduate of Parsons The New School for Design and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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