How much of a Fashion Faux Pas is it to carry a tote wearing a bikini? Let’s Find Out

Think beach fashion and you can imagine yourself being bombarded by a truck load of bikini images, beach accessories and even style statements that may look great on the ramp but fall flat on their shining heads when they reach the sand and the sea. Not every look you see on magazines, tabloids or even TV will work for you and you’d better be a discerning judge when trying them out just as they are. When it comes to finalizing your look for your next beach visit because it may not come without scrutiny.

 

Here we’ll cover a commonly seen trend on the beach and conclude whether or not it is a fashion faux pas. We are talking about the tote and bikini combination.

 

So let’s make a picture for you. Imagine a beautiful sunny morning and the best beach of Europe. Ibiza, you thinking? Ibiza it is then. Now imagine you catching a sight of a beautiful bikini-clad girl’s side profile. Love her bikini? The color, the hair everything? And wait till she turns to face you and BLOP! In your face.. a beach tote hanging on the other side. Of course it’s not as bad as irregular tan lines or socks with sandals, mankinis, Hawaiian style shirts and shorts, yet it can still be a sight for the sore eyes even when it’s matching the outfit like a perfect square peg. Especially for the connoisseurs of the swimwear world.

 

Think about it. What does a bikini signify? Freedom and independence from clothes and the license to forget the worries of the world and dive right in to the cool blue waters. Doesn’t it? Then why carry a cumbersome tote to ruin that couldn’t-care-less vibe going for you.

Of course, we’ve heard and know it all. How totes are so wonderful, so functional and even that they are super stylish. And they indeed are but when hanging on an arm of a bikini-clad women all they seem are chunky, avoidable and not trendy. Totes are to bikinis what heels are to a football ground, forgivable but not fashionable.

 

But then, not carrying a tote to a beach in unimaginable! Where are you supposed to keep your sunscreen, phone, towel and other essentials? So what’s the middle ground, the remedy? Simple. Enter the beach wearing a sexy flowy cover up or a beach dress over your bikini and leave all your add-ons behind – your dress, your tote, etc. when it’s time to reveal your bikini self.

 

At Molly Brown’s we have bikinis, totes and the cover ups to get you started on the practice of leaving your totes behind when its time to flash your bikinis. Here’s a triptych that may impress.

 

Bikini, Cover Up and Tote

 

 

The bikini and the cover dress in the image are Cecilia Prado pieces which you can view and purchase by clicking the link. The Tote is a Caffe creation and can be picked up here.

 

P.S – Don’t be naïve to leaving them any and everywhere, make sure there’s somebody watching your things when you are diving or being a swimwear diva.

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Green July – Our Top Green Bikinis For This Month! (Women’s Swimwear Special)

The color green, in our opinion, has been overshadowed by its bolder and brighter counter parts. One can see it in the stores, on the ramps and even around us, but it’s rarely ever acknowledged like the orange and the blacks! Anyway, we decided to give the humble yet honorable green its rightful due by showcasing bikinis and swimwear in varying shades of the beautiful and refreshing green! We decided to celebrate July as the Green month because this month is mostly a harbinger of verdure and rains in many parts of the world.

 

Let’s go!

 

The Vix Bia One Piece:

Vix Bia 1 Pc Swimsuit

We’ll unveil this envy-inducing list of green bikinis and swimwear with the magnificent – Bia 1 Pc from Vix swimwear. This one piece is made for the goddess of the beach. Exuding elan and loads of style, the Vix one piece swimwear has a satiny sheen which is further enhanced by the metallic hardware detailing and also by the solid spread of green. Sizzle when you step out on the beach wearing this Vix piece and give people a reason to think beyond the hot pinks or the sunset oranges.

 

The Pily Q Zen Halter and Braided Bottom:

Pily Q Zen Halter & Braided Bottom

Cute, perky and the cause of so much envy, the Pily Q Zen Halter and Braided Bottom is aesthetically sexy. With its cuts and contours, the Zen Halter bikini features braided detailing both on the halter top and the skimpy bottom. This Pily Q bikini is in pristine pistachio – the sweetest green that you can find. Need we say more? Oh yes, get it right here.

 

Dolcessa Coins Underwire Beachwave Bikini:

Dolcessa Coins Underwire Bikini

This bikini is splashed with the sea – literally. Imbued in beachwave colors of soothing blues and the greens, the Dolcessa Coins Underwire bikini will be your special pick for a special day out at the beach. Single ladies most definitely should own the padded and ruched bikini underwire top and scrunched bottom. What makes this bikini absolutely indispensable to a wardrobe is its ability to crush boys’ hearts at a single glance.

 

Cecilia Prado Rendado Dress

Cecilia Prado Rendado Dress

Green, green crochet dress, makes you look like a beach princess! Behold the Rendado beach dress by Cecilia Prado. This beautiful piece of cloth is to be worn only when you’re surrounded by endless sea and sand. A refreshing designer outfit, it puts you in the right spot whether you like it or not.

 

Planet Blue/ Blue Life Summer Night Dress

Planet Blue Life Midnight Dress

This dress starts off as a maxi dress and comes just a bit lower from mid-way, turning into a sexy killer with a slit that hits right where it hurts the most. If you believe in following your own rules and swagger, this Blue Life dress is the one that will provide the confidence and the right attitude for you to stand tall among the rest. Wear a sexy bikini underneath when you are are ready to unsettle some waves and are tired of smoldering the sand.

 

So there you have it: the green apples of our eyes. Could have July been some other color? Let us know in the comments or connect with us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Google+ and we’ll cover the color that make your smiles bigger and eyes brighter.

 

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Molly Brown’s Fourth of July Special Picks!

The fourth of July is just around the corner and you know what this means? It’s time to take out the stripes and stars out and start preparing for the barbecues, beach parties, poolside cookouts and the fireworks. Wherever you plan on celebrating the holiday, get into the patriotic spirit with these awesome swimwear pieces we picked for your 4th of July wardrobe! Blue, White and Red is a great color palette to choose from and you can mix and match to create lots of outfits. Instead of opting for a one color bikini, why not mix and match the colors or wear stripes in flag colors. Something like these maybe ? 😉

Byrdie Bandeau & Estella Bottom - L*Space Swimwear
Byrdie Bandeau & Estella Bottom – L*Space Swimwear

                    

This striped bandeau top from L Space can be paired with a solid colored bottom, ideally in red or white.

Spring Raja Bandeau & Indigo Hot Short - Pily Q Swimwear
Spring Raja Bandeau & Indigo Hot Short – Pily Q Swimwear

Add a twist to the normal white and blue combination in these denim hot shorts and embroidered bandeau top by L Space again!

Neutra Bralette & Neutra Hipster - Vitamin A Swimwear
Neutra Bralette & Neutra Hipster – Vitamin A Swimwear

Classic blue and white combination by Vitamin A. Add the red with a floppy beach hat or a cute hairband!

First Mate Triangle Top & Tieside Bottom - Sperry Top-Sider Swimwear
First Mate Triangle Top & Tieside Bottom – Sperry Top-Sider Swimwear

Anchors, red, white and blue, this Sperry Topsider Bikini has it all!

Sail Away Stripe Triangle Top & Tieside Bottom - Dolcessa Swiwmear
Sail Away Stripe Triangle Top & Tieside Bottom – Dolcessa Swiwmear

This Dolcessa Bikini! White and Blue stripes on a red background, now that’s truly patriotic! Now that your bikini for the pool or beach party is sorted, all you need is a trendy cover-up to keep away the cold while you get mesmerized with the traditional 4th July fireworks display! How about these?

Storm Watch Silk Romper - L*Space Swimwear
Storm Watch Silk Romper – L*Space Swimwear

Casual and classy, this silk romper is perfect to throw over your bikini, with a little colorful peekaboo as well 😉

Olivia Strapless Maxidress - Vitamin A Swimwear
Olivia Strapless Maxidress – Vitamin A Swimwear

This flowy crochet maxi will look amazing on your sun-kissed skin, comfy enough for you to snuggle up with your boo and sexy enough too!

Erica Dress - CA by Vitamin A Swimwear
Erica Dress – CA by Vitamin A Swimwear

Since we are on maxis, we thought we’d share this one too because its simply too cute to resist!

Rendado Kaftan - Cecilia Prado Swimwear
Rendado Kaftan – Cecilia Prado Swimwear

And our favorite of them all! The Rendado Kaftan is best to cover up and show off at the same time 😉

 

We have also curated some of our favorite bikinis in Molly’s Patriotic Picks, just for you. Check them out!

 

No outfit is complete without the right accessories. So pick up some Fourth of July themed accessories such as hair bands, even hair ties, sparkly bracelets, floppy hats and cute sandals to add the final zing to your patriotic look and knock everybody’s socks off!

Some more mix and match bikinis here:

Now, all you have to do is have a blast with your friends and family! Happy Independence Day! :)  

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To Die for Rendado Pants by Cecilia Prado – The Newest Style Statement

Summers are right around the corner, bringing in scorching summer heat and rising temperatures. So what else will increase the hotness quotient this year? We think, the Cecilia Prado – Rendado Pants will. Take a look:

Cecilia Prado Rendado Pants
Cecilia Prado Rendado Pants

The Rendado Pants are nothing less than an individualistic style statement. The textural appeal of all Cecilia Prado swimwear, dresses and pants are their stand out feature and these pants reinforce this even more so. Designed very intricately, the pants are crochet knit which makes it even more feminine and sexy.

A walk at the beach may not be so sexy wearing a bikini brief as they would be wearing the Rendado Pants. The Brazilian designer has used her ingrained fashion instinct in designing Rendado Pants that contour the body from the top and make you feel so amazingly sexy!

Wear the Rendado Pants for a flirty beach date, a volleyball match, a sip of coffee at that beach shack, maybe an after party or just casually. Also, if it’s a vacation on a beautiful beach, Rendado Pants might get you a lot of glances :)

Perfect Partner with the Pants?

The Optico swimwear by Cecilia Prado  is a perfect pick with the Rendado pants. It is hot, chic and designed to make you stand apart from the crowd. The asymmetrical design and the color of the swimwear will enhance your look even more. Your 2014 designer swimwear collection is incomplete without some Cecilia Prado.

Find your favorite pick now!

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