The Best Swim Week Looks (Hands Down!)

Sunshine, minimal fabrics and rockin’ hot models: This is what Mercedes-Benz Swim Week — the Holy Grail of all that is beach-appropriate — is all about. And while we’re still in the midst of this year's steamy summer, we can’t help but rave about next season. With Mara Hoffman doing tribal prints and Cia Maritima using gauzy fabrics for wraps, prints and brights made their presence known on the runway. Bright solids and the bustier forms popped up at shows like Nicolita and Poko Pano. And, southwestern-influenced swimwear was just as present as whites (which is the must-have color next season). While the bikinis looked great on the runways, we can’t help but count down the days until we can snatch these beachy beauties for ourselves.
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Click through to see our favorite picks for Swim Week '13 — and let us know what you think!
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Cia Maritima — The cropped top/bikini team made quite an appearance.

Photo by Frazer Harrison Getty Images for Cia Maritima
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Cia Maritima — This one-piece, with its fit-flattering yellow band, is pure sophistication.

Photo by Frazer Harrison Getty Images for Cia Maritima
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Cia Maritima — The monokini looks best when its paired with a halter top.

Photo by Frazer Harrison Getty Images for Cia Maritima
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Chloé — The color we couldn't get enough of: white.

Photo: Courtesy of Tara, Ink
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Dolores Cortez — This one-piece is anything but snoozy.

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Dolores Cortes
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Dolores Cortez — Citrus hues were in full effect on the runway.

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Dolores Cortes
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Giejo — This newcomer allows you to mix and match all of her colorful, figure-flattering pieces.

Photo: Courtesy of Giejo
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Giejo — Our call for '13: High waists are the new bikini.

Photo: Courtesy of Giejo
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L*SPACE by Monica Wise — Sometimes, you simply cannot mess with an aqua-hued classic.

Photo: Courtesy of Tara, Ink.
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L*SPACE by Monica Wise — Monica Wise took this season's silhouette — the bustier — and gave it a bikini revamp.

Photo: Courtesy of Tara, Ink.
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Mara Hoffman — The consensus was astounding: Mara Hoffman stole the show with her lattice work.

Photo: Courtesy of People's Revolution
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Mara Hoffman — Of course, what would Hoffman be without her prints?

Photo: Courtesy of People's Revolution
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Luli Fama — We dig this take on the rainbow. We'd love to see more!

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Luli Fama — A flirty bandeau and mini-bottom is revealing but sassy.

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Poko Pano — Poko Pano had hits galore, but this clementine-hued number might go with everything.

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
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Poko Pano — Color block on white! Two of our favorite trends at once!

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Poko Pano — This gorgeous halter is inventive, and totally on trend.

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Red Carter — Couldn't you see Nicki Minaj working this?

Photo: Courtesy of EFG PR
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Red Carter — Gold geometry plus a gorgeous fanned showpiece makes for quite a breathtaking ensemble.

Photo: Courtesy of EFG PR
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