2018 Swimwear Trends

2017 is coming to end which means… bring on the new styles! Swimwear is making a splash in 2018. These are the new trends to look out for with the new year.

OFF THE SHOULDER

This trend is the perfect mix of fashion and function. Off the shoulder tops are always unique and flirty. They keep tan lines to a minimum and can easily be worn as cute crop tops with denim cut offs.

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PLUNGE NECK ONE PIECES

Who says one pieces have to cover you up? Plunge necklines are incredibly flattering and spice up any suit! These styles are right on trend for 2018.

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Andie 1pc

BOLD COLORS

2018 is bringing the heat with its bright color palette! It’s time to throw out your little black bikini and buy something in a fun color. From electric purple to orange the possibilities are endless!

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Thailand Top & Molokini Bottoms
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2018 is just around the corner don’t wait to buy your new suits for the year!

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Meet the Laguna Beach Molly Dolls

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It is no secret that Laguna Beach is one of the prettiest places on the west coast.  It has hidden beaches, beautiful hiking trails, and delicious restaurants.  In between all the unique art galleries and local favorites is where one can find Molly Brown’s Swimwear.  It is nestled right on Pacific Coast Highway overlooking the best view of the ocean. There are three Molly Dolls that work at the Laguna Beach store, Sarah, Danielle and Valeria. They all know the great places to go in Laguna.  This is another segment in our new Meet the Molly Dolls series.

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When it comes to picking a favorite brand it is hard with so much selection!  There is a clear favorite between Valeria and Danielle. They both adore L*Space.  They each love how the brand offers reversible styles that allows for mixing and matching.  Some of their favorite styles are the Haley & Jojo tops and the Stella & Mia bottoms. Sarah is a fan of Acacia. She loves the looks of their mesh designs. Her personal favorite is the new Spain top and Pipeline bottom.  Acacia always adds a hint of sex appeal to all their designs.

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Laguna Beach has its fair share of amazing restaurants. Foodies unite! For breakfast Danielle frequently hits Babette’s in Crystal Cove. She loves getting the Newport omelette and blueberry muffins. For lunch Sarah always goes to La Sirena Grille on Mermaid Street. Her favorite is the lime salad with chicken. They have the BEST food. Everything on their menu is a must try! For dinner Valeria enjoys going to BJ’s right across from Main Beach. She orders their deep-dish pizzas and pizookies. Let’s be honest, if you don’t get a pizookie, did you really even go to BJ’s?

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Laguna has so many beautiful secluded beaches and views that are absolutely breathtaking. Danielle’s favorite getaway spot are the El Moro Trails by Crystal Cove beach. She loves bring her dog Teddy on hikes with her. Valeria and Sarah lay in the sand at Thousand Steps beach and Three Arch. The Thousand Steps trek down to the beach truly is a workout but the view makes it all worth it. Sarah and her friends swim out and around the rocks to a private beach that has hidden pools. When the waves wash up it fills the pools and the sun naturally heats them up. They make for stunning pictures!

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In their free time the Laguna Molly Dolls love being outdoors and soaking up everything Mother Nature has to offer. Sarah is an avid hiker and enjoys exploring new trails. There are always new pictures from her latest adventure on her Instagram. She takes her French bulldog, Kona along as her little partner in crime. Valeria also loves a good hike but she often goes paddle boarding. There are always places to rent a board by the water. It is such a relaxing thing to just float along the shore.

The Laguna Beach Molly Dolls are one of a kind! They know all the ins and outs of the beautiful city. Come in and say “Hi” and do some shopping with them in Laguna Beach.

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Meet the Newport Beach Molly Dolls

Newport Beach, California is home to some of the best restaurants, shopping, and most beautiful beaches on the west coast. It also happens to be the spot where the very first Molly Brown’s Swimwear was opened. For more than 30 years it has been providing Orange County with luxurious, on trend, designer swimwear for every occasion. This post is going to let you know a little more about the team in the Newport Beach store and their favorite things to do in the area. Consider it the first “favorites” installment in a new series we are doing for each store. Molly Brown’s wants the clients to get to know us better!

There are three Molly Dolls at the Newport Beach store, Taylor, Chelsea, and Haleigh. You can consider them bikini experts. They know everything there is to know about different brands, styles, and fits. In their free time the Newport Molly Dolls have many different hobbies. Haleigh is our fitness girl. She loves going to the gym and working out in the sunshine. Taylor is the fashion lover. She is always flipping through the pages of Porter, W, and Harper’s Bazaar. Chelsea is the adventurous music lover of the group. She attends as many shows and festivals as she can.

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Every Molly Doll in the store has their favorite suits. With each box of shipment that comes in the excitement builds. It is like opening a special birthday gift only; it’s a box of bikinis. They each have their own personal style, which makes their favorite suit more unique! Taylor loves Beach Riot. It is her favorite brand apart from Fella. Her number one pick in the store right now is the Beach Riot Eclipse 1pc. It is the perfect mix of fashion and function. Haleigh loves swimwear that enhances her curves. Her top pick in the store right now is the Montce Syd Shells bikini. It is perfect for anyone who loves to show some skin. Chelsea is a fan of more simplistic suits.She gravitates more towards brands like Mikoh and Acacia. Her favorite suit in the store is the Acacia Humuhumu top and Polihale bottoms in the crocheted Merlot color. With so many cute suits around the store it definitely makes it hard to pick one favorite.

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There are so many great restaurants out on the peninsula and in Newport Beach. The Molly Dolls are always out and about and know all the great spots to grab a quick lunch or have a nice dinner. One place you will always catch them for lunch is Sessions. It is a sandwich/salad restaurant out on the Newport Peninsula. It has the BEST food. It is a great spot to grab some lunch to go before hitting the beach or on a lunch break. Haleigh is a big fan of Mama D’s. It is a famous Italian restaurant that always serves the best food. Sushi is another favorite of the Newport Beach Molly Dolls. Chelsea loves Nana San in the Newport/Costa Mesa area. These three restaurants never disappoint!

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The nightlife out on the peninsula always offers a great time! There are a ton of fun bars that offer dancing, DJs, and live music. The most frequented spot by the Molly Dolls is Stag Bar + Kitchen.It has a fun atmosphere and a great bar. Haleigh loves to go there with a group to sip on Moscow Mules and jump in the photo booth with her girlfriends. Taylor loves the vibe at Blue Beet. It always has a live band and expertly mixed cocktails. The best part about Blue Beet is the upstairs patio. It has the prettiest view that overlooks the ocean. The key when going out on the Newport Peninsula is going to Laventinas for the “after party.” It is the best place to get pizza by the slice and, they are open until 2AM. Their cheese pizza has been known to change lives… just kidding. But, really.

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Whether they are paddle boarding, tanning by the pool, or at a festival, the Newport Beach team always loves to soak up the California sunshine. This was a little sneak peak into all things Newport Beach courtesy of the Molly Dolls. Feel free to stop in anytime and say hello!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Tori PraverHappy Valentine’s Day from Molly Brown’s Swimwear! Valentine’s Day can be a stressful holiday for those who are a bit unsure what to get their significant other. Well, we are here to help! We’ve compiled a list of gifts that would make anyone receiving them feel special. It includes everything from sexy swimwear to delicious restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic meal. This is your Molly Brown’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

If that special someone in your life tends to enjoy more “girly” and romantic things we have gifts that are sure to make their heart skip a beat. Yes, we know candles are a bit cliché but, there is nothing like a delicious candle and a bath bomb from Lush Cosmetics. They are two key items that anyone needs for a nice relaxing spa night. When it comes to the perfect swimsuit for this special someone we recommend the Victoria one piece by Tori Praver. It is the perfect combination of soft and flirty.

NeutraIf your Valentine this year has a sporty and athletic lifestyle then keep reading because we have some fun ideas. A unique date idea would be paddle boarding around your nearest harbor or lake. Which brings us to some gift options, an Alapio top and Lahaina bottom by Mikoh or Neutra Set by Vitamin A. These brand’s simple but beautiful designs are great for anyone who is more active in a suit! You can end the day with tickets to your favorite Basketball or Hockey game.

Swimwear is this ultimate gift if your Valentine likes to strut their stuff! Brands like Minimale Animale and Acacia are designed to enhance all the body’s curves. AcaciaThe right bikinis along with a special piece of jewelry from Calinana are two gifts to buy your significant other that loves to look sexy. The perfect way to end the night is with a romantic dinner for two at Morton’s or any of your favorite steakhouses.

Last, but certainly not least, for that special man in your life here are some ideas for him! Men always love being up to date with their technology so, we’ve definitely added some fun gadgets to the list. If you’re in the mood to splurge, an apple watch is a great gift he is sure to love! For those on a budget the new Amazon Echo is another option he will definitely enjoy.Lost The Echo can give you the daily surf report along with any information you request. This is great info to have when he hits the beach in his Lost board shorts, graphic tee, and hat from Molly Brown’s

The key to the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is getting something that you know your loved one will cherish and remember. We hope this list made your shopping experience a little less stressful! And yes, for all you last minute shoppers, we are open on Valentine’s Day.

 

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Spring Break is here. Stock up now.

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Spring Break is right around the corner. Are you prepared? For many of our clientele, an important factor when planning for Spring Break, or any trip for that manner, is having plenty of swimwear options at your disposal. Lucky for you, Molly Brown’s and our Molly Dolls are perfectly “suited” to find the perfect selection for any trip. With access to the top vendors around the world we are able to help you stand out in any crowd. Our first selection comes by way of PilyQ whose new Fleur print is turning heads and rapidly gaining fans.  We have included the Juliet halter top and Ava sarong, but other options are available.  The non-engineered print allows all your friends to wear the same suit and each one will be different from the next.

 

Vitamin A is another great brand for taking on a trip.  For Spring Break we have selected the Gemma bralette top and Celebrity string bottom in the new Maya print.  This colorful print will be a hit in any setting, whether on a beach in Mexico or by the pool in Las Vegas.

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Next on the list of must-haves comes from another favorite of ours, L*Space by Monica Wise. To accentuate that perfect tan and to add a little pop to your collection, we have selected the Platinum top paired with the Hollywood bottom in the new Geranium print. This suit is sure to attract plenty of attention.

 

Our fourth selection comes from the new line of Acacia just arriving in our stores and flying off our walls.  We have chosen the Awapui top and Pipeline bottom in the LiHingMu print for this trip, but be sure to take a look at the rest of their line. We are positive you will find at least one style to satisfy your tastes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are moving on to another California native for our next recommendation.  Frankie’s Bikinis, originating from Malibu, has released this playful print just in time for the lazy days by the pool or an active day on the beach. We are excited to offer the Harlow top and bottom in the beautiful Shibori print.  Don’t take our word for it though, but do be sure to thank us when this suit becomes  a big hit wherever you end up.
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Last but not least, do not forget that head turner that will have everyone talking.  To accomplish just that, our staff has selected the Golden Triangle suit in SeaSalt created by Minimale Animal.  If you aren’t looking to make an impression, you may want to look elsewhere, as this suit is not for the faint of heart.  Think you can handle it? Then by all means this is the showstopper you are looking for.

 

As a final thought, these choices may not for everyone so we highly recommend you stop by one of our stores (Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas) for a personal session with any one of our talented Molly Dolls.  We will make sure you are ready for any trip.

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2016 Hottest Trends

It may be cold now but 2016 swimwear is just heating up!

 All swimwear is not created equal.  Check out these trends from your favorite designer to ensure that you stay with it!

High Neck Hotties

 

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This Quartz Top combines the hottest top trend with the sassy chicness that Beach Riot always brings to the table. Arguably the best thing about this top is the versatility that comes with it. Make it an outfit or take a dip!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Keyhole Top from Bettini’s has that to die for high neck style with a keyhole to show off some cleavage. Fixed in the back with ties around the neck make for a comfortable fit.

 

 

 

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This Malibu Top offers a new styles from Acacia. Crochet threading down the middle of the bust. Fixed straps for an easy pullover fit.

 

 

 

 

Plunging Pieces

 

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This neoprene one piece from Mikoh, the Kaneohe, is a deep plunge, with the top of the zipper starting nearly under the bust. The most slimming one piece of the seasons!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Marina one piece from Gypsy 05 features a deep V and a macrame braided detail in the back. A stunning print to go along with a stunning silhouette!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Who says a plunge has to be in the front! The Danny one piece from FELLA. offers a simple and sophisticated and reminiscent to a vintage one piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rage On Rompers

 

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This Solana Romper is Vitamin A’s sleek black take on a boho romper. Blousey sleeves with an open back and string detail. Dress this piece up or down for a relaxed look or a piece you’ll paint the town in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Boho Romper is a classic one from Blue Life! This piece features a cinch at the waist for a tailored look. A comfortable romper that you can wear with wedges or sandals!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Lovestruck Romper from L*Space has a drape over look with a deep V.  Loose quarter sleeves make for a bohemian look. Also available in black!

 

 

 

 

With these trends being a part of every designer’s collection, you’ll be sure to find a trend that fits your exact taste!

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s Official! Molly Brown’s 2016 Campaign Arrives

 

Molly Brown’s Swimwear officially welcomes you to our 2016 Campaign,

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We can’t wait to see you showcasing the exciting new collections created by some of the top designers in the world, including Vitamin A, L*Space, PilyQ, Acacia, Mikoh, Luli Fama and Agua Bendita.  Molly Brown’s will also introduce you to exciting new designers such as Pacific and Driftwood, Minimale Animale, American Honey, Ale’ (designed by Alessandra Ambrosia), Amuse Society and Fella.

 

Our first Instagram event of the year is underway! Tag us in your new bikini or outfit purchased at any of the Molly Brown’s stores or website to win!  Photos must include the purchased item(s) and be in the “lifestyle” setting of your choosing; a beach, pool, party, night on the town.  Each month, we will select our favorite postcard and send them a $50 Molly Brown’s gift card.  Posts must contain #MBwishyouwerehere.  No in-store photos will be considered.

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Each monthly winner will be entered to win the grand prize: a beach bag full of  vacation essentials chosen by our talented sales staff (valued at up to $1,000).  Grand prize winner will be announced in September 2016.

 

Molly Brown’s is as excited to show you the great creations for 2016 as you are to wear them.  Stay tuned for additional promotions and events throughout the year as we help outfit you in search of the Molly Brown’s lifestyle.

 

 

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Party It Up At The Pool

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We are already halfway through summer & we all know what time it is…POOL PARTY SEASON!

A moment of excitement and then sheer panic may hit you.  You may be thinking, “I can never find something to wear to a regular party, what am I going to wear to a POOL party?!”  That is where we come in.

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Our Laguna Molly Doll is hanging by the pool in her Mikoh Lennox Top and striking a pose in the Neutra Bralette & Samba Bottom by Vitamin A.

 

 

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 The Teahupo’o 1 Piece from Acacia features the signature high-neck crochet detail, now on a classic one-piece! Comfortable, flattering, and perfect for any party by the pool!  And don’t forget your sun protection with the Jemima Hat by Odabash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check our Newport Molly Doll headed to the pool in her way cool Exile Dress from Blue Life.  A great lightweight piece that is perfect over any bikini or just a day in the sun!

 

 

 

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Your outfit is now complete!  Featuring the Tonga Bandeau from Mikoh and the Cheeky Bottoms from Bettini’s (available by telephone only!).  Pair it with the Vitamin A Amahlia Hat while covering up with the sassy Jane Dress from Pily Q.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The party won’t start till you walk in with any of these standout pieces!  Happy pool partying!

 

 

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Remix of The Week: Three’s Company

Happy Friday Molly Dolls everywhere!!  I think I can speak for everyone when I say that this Friday could not have come sooner!

 

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This mix n match features the Greenlee Tie Back Bra Top in Melon with the Belted Bottom from ale by Alessandra.  This bra-like top has boning on the side for a supportive fit. Adjustable over the shoulder straps with soft back ties.  American-Brazilian coverage on the back of these belted bottoms make for a comfortable and flattering fit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This mix n match features the famous Acacia and Mikoh.  Acacia Plumeria top  looks great paired with the Mikoh Lahaina bottom in Tropic.  Triangle top with thicker straps and knots at the triangle for added bust definition.  Lahaina bottom offers Brazilian coverage for a flattering lift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For this pair, we have the L*Space Chloe Pom Pom Wrap in White with the Mikoh Cayman Bottom in Reef.

Caribbean pom pom trim alongside the top. Over the shoulder straps, wraps in the front and ties in the back.  Great coverage and supportive!

The Cayman bottom offers macrame side detailing and Brazilian coverage in the back for a super cheeky and flattering cut!

 

 

Hope you all enjoyed this edition of Remix of the Week! Stay tuned for more unique mix n match pairings!

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