We are over the moon excited about some of the 2012 swimwear collections this year, and Nanette Lepore is on the top list. At the Miami trade show this summer, we got a preview of the finished collection for our existing and newly added designer swimwear brands. As the ‘Cherry-Picker in Chief’, my job is to scour the corners of the world to find the best luxury suits out there.

Inspired by Tahiti, the city girl flair, and the French Riviera, the Nanette Lepore swimwear collection exudes elegance and resort style. Here are a few of our favorite Nanette storylines this year (catalog images coming soon):

First look: Nanette’s Papillon storyline

The Papillon storyline spells ‘island-chic’ theme. With bouts of bright colors and literal animal prints, the options are fabulous. Particularly loving the styles which come with ruffle frills, a sexy cutout silhouette and drawstring charms. This theme is not for the faint of heart.

The Central Park storyline

Originally inspired by the city girl travelling to a fabulous vacation, this print follows in the footsteps of Papillon. A peacock themed green with pops of fuchsia is a wow piece for a quick getaway. Particularly striking was this new monokini silhouette (right below) with the cutouts above the ribcage area, and the coverup tunic to match.

The Madison Avenue & Gramercy storylines

These two storylines reminisce of youth and whimsy, and bring the fun into Nanette’s resortwear line. We love how flirty and feminine the floral undertones of this one piece swimsuit combine with the crochet intricacy of the Gramercy coverup. These storyline cross the pink, lilac, turquoise and white spectrums, and encompass an easy-going, fun-loving feeling that makes us smile.

The Deauville & Riviera Stripe storylines

Finally, these two collections define the glamorous style of the sailor theme. Reminiscent of the 50s, this sexy trend salutes the pinup swimsuits of that era with a modern twist. Absolutely love the literal interpretation of the theme with the anchor embellishment mid-suit. We also love the striped high-waisted bikini (very editorial) at the right, and also the color blocking navy-white combo in the high-waisted suit.

We cannot wait to get our hands on the new Nanette Lepore Swimwear 2012 collections! Stay tuned for the catalog images coming soon.

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