Swim Miami: What 5 Fashionable Women Plan to Wear

Bikinis in July, well, that’s a given. However we’re talking hundreds of bikinis and tons of models because we’re talking about SWIM MIAMI. The itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny-all-types-of-designer-bikinis will grace runways, pool parties, presentations and installations to debut the latest in swimwear fashions. SWIM MIAMI, also referred to as Swim Week, attracts a stylish set and we caught up with a few different personalities that will be in attendance this year to get the scoop on what they plan to wear to one of the hottest (and sexiest) weeks of the summer.

Julia Ford

The Editor, Julia Ford-Carther, Senior Editor Ocean Drive Magazine

“I'll be judging the Lycra Design Challenge, so for that I envision something minimalist and sleek -- think structured, sleeveless top in a crisp summer white paired with high-waisted shorts and a platform sandal (the longer my legs look, the better).” Keep cool while showing a little skin in Valentino’s bright, fun and made-for-summer Camuamour Print Shorts. Find them at Valentino, 40 NE 39th Street, 305-639-8851.

Danielle Margherite

The Photographer, Danielle Margherite, www.dmargherite.com

“Since I'm always on the go and sometimes practically rolling on the ground, it's all about finding the perfect balance between comfort, simplicity and durability. For this year's Miami Swim Week, I plan on wearing open-toed flats (my go-to shoe are leather gladiators), since they keep me cool and secure as I'm running around.”  Nothing screams comfort like Louis Vuitton’s Berries sandal that is studded and chic. Louis Vuitton, 140 NE 39th Street, 305-573-1366.

Maria Tettamanti

The Blogger, Maria Tettamanti, The Wordy Girl, thewordygirl.com

“Considering Swim Week always takes place during Miami’s hottest time of year — you’ll spot me in airy, breezy and colorful cotton and linen dresses. I’ll be zipping around from show to show so comfortable gladiator sandals and a cross-body handbag is also a must. Lastly, I won’t be leaving home without my Céline sunnies.” Want to snag Maria’s shades? Find them or get a similar pair at the Design District location. Céline, 191 NE 40th Street, 305-866-1888.

Lauren Gnazzo

The Publicist, Lauren Gnazzo, Vice President, The Patton Group

“I normally wear loose, flowy dresses with a pop of color (never all black) or white linen with a statement accessory.  The first day or two, I may feel daring and wear wedges, but by the end of the week I live in flats. Between the sand and the weather, I’m always prepared for at least one pair of shoes to become a casualty of Swim Week.” Lightweight and white, which lends itself for accessorizing, Max Mara’s Cady and Linen Dress, is perfectly suited for the week. Max Mara, 106 NE 39th Street, 305-770-6200.

Amber Mia Marcel

The Designer, Amber Wagner, Owner and Creative Director of Mia Marcelle Swimwear

“This year I have been considering dresses from a few designers. Simple silhouettes, tailoring and attention to detail are exactly what I look for when selecting a dress to make me feel confident and ready to rock the runway! My runway look is always finished off with a pair of great shoes like the Christian Louboutins I wore last year.” All Christian Louboutins are show-worthy in our book and with so many to choose from, Amber is sure to find another perfect pair like the Pensamoi. Christian Louboutin, 161 NE 40th Street, (305) 576-6820.