For Summer 2011-12, Zimmermann have went the vintage route, with alluring antique florals, ruffled edging, corsets and halter necks. Swimwear has never looked this elegant. You can still be fashion-conscious and style it out on the sands with a designer suit that's guarenteed to turn up the heat. Each print is available in one-pieces, bikini's and throw-over dresses, so you can layer and chose a cut that you're most comfortable with. All suits are made from Italian lycra. Here are some pieces from their latest collection.
1. Collector Printed Lace bikini. Two-piece suit with delicate laser-cut lace frill over the bust. Comes with detachable straps. AUD $260/$258/R2175
2. Collector Printed Lace bikini in Bluebell. Moulded brassiere top with detachable halter straps and wide brief with laser-cut lace flounce. AUD $250/$248/R2090
3. Devoted Scallop Bikini. Antique floral print bikini with scallop frill detail and low wide brief. AUD $220/$218/R1840
4. Collector Printed Lace one piece. Multi-printed suit in hazy orange and blue shades. It has a laser-cut lace frill over the neckline. AUD $350/$347/R2925
5. Collector Printed Lace one piece in Bluebell. The intricate lace detail is more visible on this suave blue suit. AUD $340/$337/R2840
6. Devoted Corset. A vintage floral one piece corset, with grosgrain ribbon detailing along the paneled bodice. AUD $375/$372/R3135
7. Glasshouse Rectangle Link one piece. Colourful one-piece with gathered bodice, tie-up straps and rectangle-link detail. AUD $170/$168/R1420
8. Dreamer Plunge one piece. Something more classic to bring out your inner Bond-girl, this noir halter suit has a deep plunge neck and waist tie. AUD $165/$163/R1380
9. Savannah Belted Drape. A beautifully draped retro one-piece in a tearose print. Comes with bright pink belt & removable straps. This one is my personal favourite. AUD $325/$322/R2715
10. Rhapsody Cross-back bikini. Geometric block print shiny lycra bikini with black grosgrain ribbon straps. There are several types of designs in this vibrant print. AUD $210/$208/R1755
11. Avery Stud Underwire Bikini. We saw bird-prints all over the Spring 2012 catwalks, and now on swimwear. This one has black studded detailing and removable straps. It also comes in white. AUD $230/$228/R1925
12. Savannah Splice Frill bikini. A charming vintage-inspired suit in a tearose print with contrasting animal print shoulder frill. Mismatched suits are quite the trend this season. AUD $195/$193/R1630
Check out the Zimmermann website to see more stunning swimwear. These prices have been calculated according to today's exchange rate. Purchases can be made internationally via Shopbop. However you spend your summer holidays, don't forget to let the fashionista inside you stand out ;)
Happy Summer & Happy Shopping!