Have You Had Your Vitamin A Today?

 

Vitamin A made its swimwear debut in 2000 and since has proven a force to be reckoned with.  From the innovation of the “California Cut” to the latest creation of the EcoLuxTM, designer Amahlia Stevens’ top priority with the production of her suits is offering an amazing fit with the highest quality of fabrics.

Jaida Cropped Rashguard
Jaida Cropped Rashguard

 

Stevens grew up in Southern California, immersed in the sun and effortless beauty that comes with it.  She incorporates her upbringing as well as her globetrotting tendencies into every piece, creating a thoughtful yet experienced line.  The 2015 collection boasts nothing less.  The Jaida Cropped Rashguard paired with the Olivia Hipster offers a sleek and functional look, defining the body perfectly with each cut.

 

Ursula Bralette & Scuba Bralette
Ursula Bralette & Scuba Bralette

The latest Vitamin A creation, the EcoLuxTM material is a jersey-swim fabric which incorporates “Eco-friendly” sustainability and fashion.  This blend uses XTRA Life Lyrca and green fibers that is nearly light as a feather and fits like a glove to flatter any figure.   The EcoLuxTM is produced locally in California just for Vitamin A.  The Ursula Bralette & Scuba Bralette features the sculpting effect of neoprene wetsuits with sexy mesh cutouts.

Positano Tunic
Positano Tunic

 

 

 

For this 2015 line, inspiration is drawn from ’70s chic and California simplicity.  Geometric prints and complimentary solids make for an extremely flowing collection between swim pieces and stunning resort wear.  This Positano Tunic offers a geometric print with a flowy & lightweight cotton material. 

 

Kylie Triangle
Kylie Triangle

 

 

 

The Kyle Triangle & Paloma Hipster with front and back criss cross detailing with the signature California Cut on the bottoms.

 

 

Any bikini lover will be able to find the perfect pieces for their lifestyle throughout the line.  From coverups to hats to rashguards to swimwear, Vitamin A is the ultimate one stop shop! Happy shopping (:

 

 

 

 

 

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All The Leaves Are Brown…

And the sky is gray!!

 

Winter is nearly here! The season for scarves, boots, and of course everything pumpkin!

Although this is considered by some to be the best time of the year, with the leaves changing and your coffees turning from iced to steaming, some people are having a little summer separation anxiety.

Here are just a couple tips and reminders to help you embrace the season of change!

 

1)   All Pumpkin Everything!

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Pumpkin muffins, lattes and breads oh my!

Who can resist putting a little pumpkin pep in your step?  Get creative with friends and find the perfect pumpkin cream cheese muffin recipe! Make it into a fun competition.  You’ll have an even better time deciding the winner.

 

2)    Fall Back—Daylight Savings

 

Hello!?!? Who can forget just this past week we gained an hour!  This is personally my favorite part of the changing of this season: An extra hour to stay out…or stay in bed! Depending on how you look at it (:

Daylight Savings has been practiced since the dawn of time—although they did not exactly set their clocks back, they did recognize the importance of adjusting their daily schedules due to given daylight.  So go on and embrace the tradition that even early man adhered to!

 

3) Neutral colors to mix and match!

 

Pily Q
Pily Q

 

 

Now for those of you who are taking exotic vacations in these colder months, you can still fall in style with some great neutral prints and colors to mix and match this season for resort wear!

 

 

This Pily Q Goddess Bandeau & Belted Bottom is a great fall style that can be worn year round! Supportive molded bandeau top with removable neck strap.  And of course the hand beaded belted bottom is an ultimate favorite! 

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Lady Lux

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Lady Lux Free Spirit Tunic is a great coverup that can be worn over any outfit as well! Brown criss cross straps in the center of the bust.

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This Vitamin A Sirena Wrap Top and the Paloma Hipster Full are the perfect mix and match for fall! The Dusk color in any style is great to match with the Sportif geometric color block print.

 

Now go outside and take in some of that brisk-almost-winter air! Don’t forget your scarf (:

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Get Your Neoprene On!

If you would have asked designers five years ago if neoprene would ever return to the swimwear stage, you probably would have been laughed at, scoffed at, and possibly even asked to vacate the premises.  Well turns out that neoprene is the latest trend to hit 2015 designer swimwear!

First of all, what is neoprene you ask?  Neoprene is a combination of synthetic rubbers that is the material used for wet suits.  The first ever neoprene bikini was created in 1981 by surf brand Body Glove.  Even before then, neoprene has been utilized in custom wet suits and surf attire.  It has high flexibility, survives in many temperatures and with the trending of more active suits and on-the-go suits, it was only a matter of time before the neoprene was incorporated in designer swimwear once again.

 

Below are some hot new neoprene suits of 2015:

Vitamin A- 007 Scuba Wrap
Vitamin A- 007 Scuba Wrap

Vitamin A as usual is up to date with the hottest styles in swimwear, and the neoprene trend is no different.  They infused the neoprene into their classic wrap top with mesh trim for a sexier look to the fabric.  This new signature fabric, NeoLux™ is inspired by the body-sculpting effect of neoprene wetsuits but for a breathable fit and long lasting material.  This scuba-Bond girl look is also available in a one piece.

 

Lisa Lozano- Neoprene
Lisa Lozano- Neoprene Bandeau

 

Lisa Lozano is considered a designer swimwear veteran for her successful line TNA back in 1998 as well as children’s swim line Lilo Tati.  It’s no wonder that she was able to jump right into the neoprene trend effortlessly.  Her collection features both the bandeau and triangle top to compliment any body type.  Bottoms are a classic cut and offer a sleek fit, perfect for any water activities or even just beach lounging.

Lisa Lozano- Neoprene Tri
Lisa Lozano- Neoprene Tri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agua Bendita is known for their bold prints and fantastic cuts.  This one piece has paneled lace and a front zip up for a decisive plunge neckline.  The neoprene makes for an extremely flattering and smooth fit.

Agua Bendita- Sombra 1 Pc
Agua Bendita- Sombra 1 Pc

So don’t be afraid to add some neoprene in your life that does not come in the form of a wetsuit or computer sleeve!

 

 

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You’re The One (Piece) I Want

Remember when you bought your first bikini? You were so excited to break away from that pesky one piece…

Believe it or not, the thing we are hearing more and more every day is, “I am looking for a perfect one piece.”  That’s right, one pieces are not only making a comeback, but also it looks like they are here to stay and are a great must-have in anyone’s swimwear collection!

 

Here are just a few different one pieces that are trending this season:

 

Planet Blue- Capri Halter
Planet Blue- Capri Halter

 

 

This Planet Blue one piece features a deep-V with lace embellishment.  It is nearly backless with a retro high cut bottoms.  It ties in the back at the neck and right at the bust.

 

Vitamin A-007 Scuba Halter
Vitamin A-007 Scuba Halter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Bond-girl inspired piece from Vitamin A is made of neoprene blend, which is the same material used for wet suits and creates a body-sculpting effect.  Mesh cutouts add for a subtle sexy look. 

 

Agua Bendita- PIna Colada
Agua Bendita- Pina Colada

This unique one piece from Agua Bendita features cutouts in the front and on the sides.  It is nearly backless aside from criss-cross in the back for added support.  Lettuce trim bottoms create for a flattering Latin coverage.

 

Frankie's- Poppy One Piece
Frankie’s Bikinis- Poppy One Piece

This Frankie’s Bikinis one piece comes in a striped and floral print.  It features a unique cutout design in the entire front midsection with a retro high cut.  This is also a great piece to pair with shorts for daytime wear!

 

Above are merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the many one pieces that we offer at Molly Brown’s Swimwear.  Shop around and see for yourself!

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No Strings Attached

Everyone remembers those terrifying middle school summer parties.  You are wearing your new bikini and maybe even playing a game of chicken in the pool, then without warning you feel a little less secure and you realize that one annoying kid pulled the strings on your bikini top!

Rest assured, we’ve all been there.  Thankfully, there are now tops that don’t feature any strings!

Vitamin A- Neutra Bralette
Vitamin A- Neutra Bralette

Vitamin A- Neutra Bralette

This Vitamin A best seller features a comfortable pull over style with no strings.  The double banding under the bust acts as a natural push up and cleavage.

L*Space- Wild Child Novelty  Top
L*Space- Wild Child Novelty Top

L*Space- Wild Child Novelty Top

This racerback top combines athletic and feminine! This top quite actually functions as a sports bra with complete support.  The crochet detail adds a delicate touch.

L*Space- Wild One Top
L*Space- Wild One Top
L*Space- Wild One Top
L*Space- Wild One Top

 

 

 

L*Space- Wild One Top

This top has a four strap detail in addition to the racerback creates added support and is perfect for any beach activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are just a few styles of the many we carry! Not only are these tops comfortable and functional, all are super stylish and appeal to whatever your taste may be. So whether you’re managing toddlers or that one annoying teenage boy still hasn’t quite grown up, Molly Brown’s has your back!

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Molly Brown’s Fashion Fridays – Pick of the Week – Pily Q 2015 Swimwear

Greetings my dear ladies!

 

Friday is here and that can only mean one thing, apart from the much anticipated weekend fun of course!

 

It also means Fashion Fridays is here and this week, we come with not one, not two but three picks of the week!

 

Why you may ask?

 

Well, take a look at them and ask yourselves, can you really resist these gorgeous, to-die-for bikinis!

 

From the 2015 Collection of Pily Q Swimwear, we have picked 3 of our most favorite looks (after a lot of arguments and voting!), to help you upgrade your swimwear wardrobe and add these exquisite pieces from the 2015 Collection to it.

 

Our first pick of the week is the Gypsy Halter & Gemini Teeny Bottom. The halter is high neck with a racerback front, which is a trend that is slowly catching on and we love it! Collar bones are sexy and should be shown off often! The bottom is simple, with a matching print and strappy details on the sides. The Gypsy halter is available in solid colors too!

 

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The second pick of this week is this strapless one piece beauty. In a metallic shade, this one piece has a completely strapped out back, and looks hot as hell. Metallic colors look deathly beautiful on the beach, at the pool and just about anywhere!

 

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The third and final pick is this delightfully dazzling cover-up, the Madagascar Poncho. In pristine white, this poncho will look good with any swimsuit. Whether in bright prints or solid tones, this cover-up will make you the talk of the town.

 

 

Well, these are our top picks from the 2015 Pily Q Collection. This is the right time to get down and evaluate your swimwear wardrobe and take out the old, boring pieces and add the newest, sexiest pieces from the 2015 Collections at Molly Brown’s. We have 2015 pieces of Vitamin A, L Space, Melissa Odabash and Sun Kitten Swimwear in stock at our website! So sit down in front of your laptop or get out and dash to one of our stores and get ready to rock the next beach season and be the most sexy, gorgeous girl on the beach!

 

Until then, keep it stylish ladies 😉

 

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