Monday, June 13, 2011
The First Annual 2011 Bestie Awards
The First Annual 2011 Bestie Awards, a compilation of the year’s hottest new trends and best selling swim styles.
“Bestswimwear.com wants to make it easy for every woman to find a suit that meets her needs,” said Donna Mitchell, head buyer at Bestswimwear.com. “By giving these awards, we want to acknowledge the versatility of our lines and make shopping easier for our customers.”
The ten awards showcase the online retailer’s best selling and most innovative swim brands and designs of the Summer 2011 swim season. Ranging from classy and conservative to whimsical and glamorous, there is something for everyone in Bestswimwear.com’s choices for the 2011 Bestie Awards.
1. Best Personality —Maaji
Designed for the woman desiring fun and fashion while soaking up the sun, Colombia-based Maaji Swimwear features unique textures, shapes, patterns and silhouettes. Featured in the Sports Illustrated Swim Edition in 2009, 2010 and 2011, Maaji Swimwear is quickly gaining popularity worldwide by allowing consumers to mix and match quirky colors and reversible styles.
2. Best Busty Top—Sunsets Separates 59 Halter Top
A long time Bestswimwear.com top seller, the Sunsets Separates 59 Halter Top is available in D, DD and E bra-sized. This fully supportive top features a twist front halter with soft adjustable neck and back ties held in place by a hidden floating underwire, power netting and boning along the sides. Perfect for the lady desiring a highly functional bra-sized swimwear top that perfectly flatters and supports a larger bust.
3. Best Bandeau—Vitamin A 011T
Characterized by strapless support, the Vitamin A Bel Air Bandeau features a patented molded lingerie pad that maximizes lift and hold. Highlighted by front twist ruching, this top epitomizes Vitamin A’s chic reputation in the swimwear industry. Available in a variety of colors and prints, Vitamin A’s Bel Air Bandeau is the solution for tanning line-free.
4. Best Push-Up Top—B. Swim Heartthrob Push-Up
B. Swim’s Heartthrob push-up is raising the push-up swimwear standard. Featuring a tie-front bow, specialty molded cups and cross back ties, B. Swim’s Heartthrob push-up is a fully customizable and supportive top featuring loads of lift and extreme comfort. Available in whimsical patterns and bright solids, this is a glamorous and flattering top
perfect for adding oomph.
5. Best Tankini—Sunsets Separates 77 Twist Tankini
Sunsets Separates 77 Twist Tankini has been a longtime Bestswimwear.com top seller. Ranging in size from 32D to 38E, the Sunsets Separates 77 Twist Tankini bra-sized tankini is an adjustable over-the-shoulder strap with specialty underwire, supportive underband, powernetting and matching colored lining.
6. Best Skirted Bottom—Profile by Gottex TriColore Shirred Side Skirted
Profile by Gottex TriColore Shirred Side Skirted Bottom is a feminine and sophisticated scallop edged skirted bottom that is flattering, functional and focused on fit. By incorporating trendy touches into a timeless silhouette, Profile by Gottex Tricolore Shirred Side Skirted bottom is the perfect choice to add coverage while staying classy.
7. Best Versatility Top—Guria 3-in-1 Triangle Top
Guria’s chic 3-in-1 fully lined top can be worn as a triangle, halter or bandeau swim top and features sliding straps and textured plated accents to add glamour and sophistication. Guria's 3-in-1 top ranges in size from XS to XL, with the large and extra large sizes incorporating a larger band strap for added comfort and support making it versatile and functional regardless of bust size.
8. Best Feel—Swim Systems
The Swim Systems collection signature European textured fabric makes it an easy choice for the “Best Feel” award. The soft-to-touch material is a unique blend of nylon and spandex with each garment velvety soft and smooth making it the perfect suit for lounging poolside all day. With evolution in mind, their signature fabric is available in multiple vintage-inspired prints and soft solids canvassed on silhouettes ranging in size from small to extra large and DD bra-sized swimwear.
9. Best Innovation—Vitamin A Green Collection
The Vitamin A Green Collection debuted at the 2011 Miami Swim Show and offers precision cuts in the chic color palette Vitamin A is known for. Made from 100 percent recycled Repreve nylon fabric made in the USA, the Vitamin A Green Collection meets the same standards as unrecycled “virgin” yarns. A portion of each Vitamin A Green Collection sale is donated to “Heal the Bay,” a Southern California nonprofit organization devoted to making SoCal’s waters clean.
10. Best Cover-up—Trina Turk Tunic
Trina Turk’s pullover tunic cover-up is a top seller at Bestswimwear.com by featuring stretch jersey fabric highlighted by bright colors and the Palm Desert style made famous by Turk. Trina Turk’s swim tunic gently hugs the hips while delicately draping the waist and is sure to flatter and impress by offering high fashion design in a functional swimwear cover-up.