Tropical Beach Fashions Company Review

Tropical Beach Fashions Company Review

Tropical Beach Fashions has been in business since 1984. They are considered one of the forefathers in online Tropical Beach Fashions online store – company review www.tropicalbeachfashions.comswimwear sales. All of their swimwear is handmade in the US out of a beautiful facility in Southern California. We toured the facility and witnessed the care and attention to detail in their process. They have in process inspections and every swimsuit is hand inspected before it is packaged. We were very impressed with care that goes into their products.

Tropical Beach Fashions has a very impressive swimwear line. They have a wide range of bikinis, one piece swimsuits, thongs, g strings, cover ups and dresses. They carry a full range of coverage options from minimal to max coverage and sizes from petite to plus

It was interesting to browse the history of Tropical Beach Fashions. They had photos of their different manufacturing facilities they had used over the years as they grew and expanded the business.

We also had the pleasure of witnessing their customer service in action and we were quite impressed. They were pleasant and seemed to truly care about the customer experience.

During our tour of Tropical Beach Fashions, we noticed a second small room with packaged swimwear in boxes. When we asked what they were, we were pleasantly surprised to find out that these swimsuits were returns and are donated to organizations to raise funds. Their policy is that no swimsuit that is returned is ever placed back in their stock room for resale. This guarantees that you are getting a new product every time that has never been worn before. This is a key piece of information because many online stores resell their returns and as you are aware a swimsuit may be tried on many times when it is on display or on a rack in a storefront.

When we compared Tropical Beach Fashions pricing we felt that their cost structure was fair for the quality product that they are manufacturing. Arguably you can purchase swimwear at department stores cheaper, but your get what you pay for and most of this swimwear is made overseas and tends to wear quickly and the seams are not double stitched.

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Victoria’s Secret 2013

Victoria’s Secret 2013

Victoria’s Secret  has once again released a stunning line of swimwear for 2013. We wanted to wait until April before Candice Swanepoel Victoria's Secretwe reviewed this year’s line as we wanted to be sure that the Victoria’s Secret 2013 lineup was fully released.

With Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio and Erin Heatherton leading the modeling helm action in what Victoria Secret is calling the “2013 Swim 3 Collection” they are sure to be a winner. The collection is bright spicy and full of life.

With over 70 bikini designs to choose from they have an incredible inventory of some of the hottest bikinis.

If we had to find one negative thing about Victoria Secret, we would have to say that it is their choice of models. Don’t take this the wrong way, we agree the Victoria Secret Models are absolutely stunning but there are no real looking women in their lineup which makes it difficult to visualize what a bikini would look like. All of their models are bone skinny and really in an era when the real women’s body is being celebrated, we think it is time to add some real looking women to the lineup.

With this said the votes are in, the Victoria’s Secret  “2013 Swim 3 Collection” is nothing short of spectacular. You can check it out at Victoria’s Secret Swimwear

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Swimwear Fashion Trends– What factors dictate swimwear fashion trends year after year

Swimwear Fashion Trends– What factors dictate swimwear fashion trends year after year

Swimwear Fashion Trends – When it comes to swimwear fashion trends, there are many factors that designers use to decide Swimwear Fashion Trendswhat will be popular in the coming season. In some cases it can be a famous poster or photo of a popular actress or model in a swimsuit style that goes viral or it could be an advertisement. In many cases however, unknown to the public, fashion scouts are on the beaches all summer watching what women are wearing, and more importantly how they are wearing it.

Take for example the famous poster of Farrah Fawcett in her red one piece swimsuit. Back in 1976, this poster had theRed One Piece Swimsuit similar to the famous Farah Fawcett red swimsuit poster Swimwear Fashion Trends Farah Fawcett’s red swim wear suit poster Swimwear Fashion Trends most sales of any poster and caused a fashion swing in the swimwear industry. The sheer red one piece swimsuit was selling by the thousands, retailers could not keep it in stock and consumers could not get enough of them.




The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue has become an international success. Each and every year you can count on theBlack and White one piece similar to the one worn byHeidi Klum in 1998 Swimwear Fashion Trends Heidi Klum in her famous Black and White One Piece Swimsuit Swimwear Fashion Trendsbikini or one piece swimsuit that the cover girl is wearing will be a big seller and 1998 was no exception. The German born Heidi Klum rocked the world in her stunning black and white elegant one piece swimsuit.





In 2003 Demi Moore shocked the world in her 40’s by showing up on the set in the perfectly toned bikini body. HerShaping Bikini Similar to the one worn by Demi Moore In Charlies Angels Swimwear Fashion Trends Demi Moore In Charlies Angels wear a shaping bikini Swimwear Fashion Trendsbikini photos instantly spread through the internet and tabloids. Her stunning shaping bikini started a wave of inspired consumers all looking to get the low cut, scoop front shaping bikini.





2008 spawned a wave of inspired beach goes when Cameron Diaz was photographed in a sexy cut out one pieceSimilar Suit worn by Cameron Diaz 2008 Swimwear Fashion Trends Cameron Diaz 2008 in her famous cut out one piece swimsuit Swimwear Fashion Trendsswimsuit. This photo inspired a wave of cut-out one piece swimsuit designs. The photo of the 35 year old beauty is now infamous and is still inspiring swimsuit designs today.





Now that we have explored how the Hollywood celebrity and media has a direct effect on swimwear fashion, let’s take a look at how the underground or fashion spy’s generate their input into the swimwear fashion design industry.

Most leading swimwear design companies and leading manufactures actually have trained fashion scouts strategically placed on beaches throughout the swimwear season.

What these scouts are looking for is how women are wearing their swimwear. It could be as simple as folding down a waist band, wearing their string bikini tops in a certain fashion or where they place the strings on their hips of a string bikini.

This all starts by one woman changing the way she wears her bikini, as other woman see this, they will start to do the same thing and thus we have a new fashion trend.

Let’s take for example cut-off jeans. It was not that long ago that a fashion trend was initiated by a woman pulling on a pair of short cut-off jeans over her bikini bottom, then pulling the zipper up half way and not closing the clasp. Suddenly there were woman everywhere wearing their cut off denims in the same manner. And yes as you guested, when January of the next swimwear season rolled around, bikinis were being manufactured with low cut fronts and tiny zippers in the front.

The thong bikini and g string bikini were originally spawned in the late 70’s and early 80’s when women were wearingG String Bikini Swimwear Fashion Trends String bikinis pulled up caused the development of the thong and g string bikini Swimwear Fashion Trendsstring bikinis but pulling the strings up over their hips. This caused the back side of the bikini to become extremely narrow. From there the cheeky bikini was born, then the next step was the tonga and finally we have our thong and g string bikinis that are so popular especially in the Southern States and throughout the Caribbean.



Another fashion statement was made when fashion scouts noticed that women were wearing their string bikini tops in a different manner. Because the front triangles of the tops were adjustable, they were sliding then in from the sides and in from the center, leaving most of the bust exposed except for the center. Yes you guessed it the teardrop bikini top was out in full bloom come January.

In conclusion on the topic of swimwear fashion trends we intentionally left the last key fashion statement until last. In 1979 Bo Derek caused a fashion explosionSheer One Piece Swimsuit similar to the one owrn byBo Derek in the movie 10 Swimwear Fashion Trends Bo Derek in a sheer one piece from the movie 10 Swimwear Fashion Trendsthat is still popular to this day. She ran down a beach wearing a sheer see through skin tone one piece swimsuit. This scene not only got her a Golden Globe nomination for her performance, but she was instantly labeled the sex symbol du jour and went on to pose in Playboy a number of times. This scene however lit the fire under the sheer swimsuit industry that is still booming today. Sheer swimsuits with their stunning silhouette elegance are still rocking beaches around the world today.


The next time you are lying on the beach, keep a watchful eye, you could pick up on the next fashion trend or maybe you just might be the next fashion trend!

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The Most Popular Swimwear This Summer

The Most Popular Swimwear This Summer

The Most Popular Swimwear This Summer – The most popular swimwear for this summer depends a great deal on location.

If you are in the US or Canada, the most popular swimwear this summer the string bikini, full figure bikini and the shaping bikinis are in style, the thong and g string has definitely picked up in popularity and is readily accepted except on traditionally family oriented beaches and even there, they are pretty much accepted unless posted. The underwire support tops, the push up tops and the sheer string tops are all showing to be very popular.

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The one piece swimsuit is all about high cut thighs, full support and underwire bust lines in bright colors. With the latest patterns available you can’t go wrong; the colors are vibrant and full of life. Low cut fronts with sheer fabric are very popular as are the cut outs and pretzel type one piece swimsuits.

One Piece Swimwear The Most Popular Swimwear This Summer

As of late the American flag or stars stripes and banner style bikinis and one piece swimsuits have seen a huge following and as usually the case, the patriotism is strong in the US and people love to show off their true colors so to speak.

The Most Popular Swimwear This Summer Patriotic Swimwear

So locally to summarize, the most popular swimwear this summer is the string bikini, the g string and thong bikini, the one piece is showing a great deal of strength. When it comes to patterns, the animal prints, red white and blue flag prints and the camo prints are still in the lead but in bright vibrant hues.

In the Caribbean the most popular swimwear this summerstring are bikinis of all types as are thongs and g strings. Bright colors, animal prints and floral patterns. In all three cases the average age group that is sporting a sting, thong or g string bikini has increased drastically over the last 4 to 5 years. Now that thong and g string bikinis are readily accepted on any Caribbean beach the average age group that was once 18 to 24 has now changed to 25 to 35 and in many cases up into the mid 40’s. Mainly driven by the fact that man women are hitting the gym on a regular basis and the Hollywood celebrities are regularly seen in string bikinis, thongs, g strings and tongas.

String Bikinis Thong S Strings The Most Popular Swimwear This Summer

Mentioning tongas, the one piece tonga has seen the most growth in popularity of any swimsuit design. Mainly because it gives full body coverage yet leaves your best assets so to speak in view, the one piece tonga is an exceptionally sexy swimsuit. This stunning suit typically is a body hugging suit made of smooth sheer fabric. It generally has a scoop front and a full tonga or thong style back. Not only is it regularly seen on beaches, it is a great suit for a quiet romantic night in the hot tub with a loved one.

The Most Popular Swimwear This Summer Tonga One Piece Thong Swimsuits

One piece swimsuits are scattered through the Caribbean but for the most part the tankini has taken over the one piece swimsuit roll for the more conservative woman.  The tankini offers the best of both worlds, it has the style comfort and convenience of a bikini yet offers the modest coverage of a full coverage one piece. Now let’s make note that not all tankinis are made for coverage, there are some really sexy, full and half cut tankinis on the market that are dead sexy, and of course the semi sheer and sheer series are another story all together when it comes to the sexy category. This leads us into our next style of swimsuit the semi sheer and sheer series.

The Most Popular Swimwear This Summer Tankinis Tankini Bikini

No matter how you slice it, the sheer one piece and sheer bikinis are stunning and also receiving a great deal of attention. Women are looking for a different kind of sexy or alternative to the thongs and g strings and are turning to the sheer style of swimwear. Typically non translucent or only slightly translucent when dry these stunning swimsuits become a remarkable sight when you add water. Again the degree of translucency is dependent on the fabric and depth of color. The degree of sheerness starts at the white gauze style of swimsuit which is basically see through in its entirety when wet to only slightly see through in the darker thicker sheer fabrics.

The Most Popular Swimwear This Summer sheer swimwear

If you are planning on heading on a European excursion you can expect to see the tiniest string bikinis, thong and g strings. No matter how you slice it, the bikini is by far the most popular for both men and women. In addition bikini tops are still pretty much optional as the European society is much more liberal when it come to their bodies and showing skin.

Now with all this said there is one bikini style this summer that is showing up on beaches internationally, it comes in is styles from full coverage to g strings and that is the bikini with multiple straps on the hips. These bikinis are the fashion statement this summer so if you are looking for The Most Popular Swimwear This Summer, it is without a doubt the multiple strap bikini.

Bikinis With Straps The Most Popular Swimwear This Summer

The last thing that needs to be mentioned is, no matter where you go in the world today, sexy cover –ups are in and in style, sarongs, long and short, especially the thong and sarong combination. Long flowing cover ups with long slits up the sides in stylish fashion have really become popular and in high demand.  Just check out the local tabloids and you will see where the fashion trend is coming from.

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All ain all it’s a beautiful world we live in, with long white sand beaches, far off resorts, sparkling local pools and back yard hot tubs, and in all cases we can expect to see beautiful swimwear of all shapes and sizes.

Enjoy your summer, its coming fast and it won’t last long once it gets here


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