Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bottoms Preview #1

This year I brought back two of the most popular bottoms from last year. The Basic Bottoms are shown on top (in aqua and red) and the Hipster Bottoms are shown below (in black and white).

I love both of these bottoms for different reasons. Both provide full coverage and are extremely comfortable. They'll also stay put in the water, which I love. The Basic Bottoms have a slightly higher cut leg so they actually make your legs look longer.
But when I'm feeling like I just want some extra coverage I usually opt for the Hipster Bottoms. They have a lower leg cut so they provide more coverage in back and in front. Both will be available in four different colors.

I also have two new bottom designs that I'm excited to show you!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Two Favorites

Here's a preview of two of my favorite suits.

The one on the left is the City Lights Tankini Top and I love it because the colors are so unique! It almost has a metallic look to it and I like the variation of a neck strap that comes from the middle of the suit.

The suit on the right is the Vixen Gathered Halter Top. I love this suit for many reasons. It's super long and has gathers all down the side which is really flattering. Also, the variation this year is that it also has ruching at the bust, which adds a lot to this suit.Stay tuned for more reveals!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Welcome to the essential swimwear blog! I've been really excited to start this blog so that you can keep updated with new products, special deals, etc. I also look forward to hearing your opinions on new designs, new fabrics, what you'd like to see in a swimsuit, etc.

As many of you know, for the past 2 years I've been hand-sewing each ordered swimsuit. It's been so much fun meeting and fitting many of you, but there's just no possible way I could keep up with the sewing demand. Especially with my second little one on the way (due in June) I knew there was no way I could keep sewing all the suits myself.

So it was either close the business or outsource the sewing. I am SO blessed and grateful to have found an amazing manufacturer based in China. The people I work with have been so patient, helpful and professional. Plus they have taken my patterns and turned them into beautiful, high quality swimsuits.

Just last week I received my first shipment. I'm SO excited about it!! All of the 16 different tops and 14 different bottoms look fantastic and I can't wait to share them with you.
I will officially start selling the suits on February 22, but want to give you a sneak peak of what's to come. For the next couple weeks, I'll post pictures of some of the suits ... so keep checking back!

Also, you're welcome to follow this blog, because starting February 23, I'll be having a "20% off Tuesday" promotion every week where I'll highlight one swimsuit on the blog that will be 20% off for that day only.