Shakira is blue… cobalt blue, that is, and we l-o-v-e it. This color trend has definitely made the rounds on the catwalk and celebrity fashion lately, and blue hues in general have become one of the go-to colors for the red carpet as of recent.

Today we’re gushing over Shakira’s princess –like dress with layers of tulle ruffles below the waistline. We’ve noticed this color in swimwear 2011 styles and other similar trends that exemplify some of the Colombian pop star’s dress features. For one, the bandeau bikini top translates flawlessly onto swim garments, and by adding underwire cups built into the bra the style accentuates in all the right places.

Case in point: the Blueberry Cake by Betsey Johnson Swimwear.

Blueberry Cake Bikini by Betsey Johnson

The great thing about this option is that the top comes with adjustable bra straps that can be worn over the shoulder as a second strap or near the neckline. Love the string bottom because it allows you to adjust your waist preference. The ruffles on this ruffled swimsuit mirror the flirtatiousness and feminity of Shak’s gown.

Another style to look out for if you’re wanting a more demure but still current option is the Malibu Virna by Despi Swimwear. This high waisted bikini features a pinup style with its sexy silhouette. The padded swimsuit top features shirring that adorn the cups and soft traps that don’t cut into the skin.

Malibu Virna by Despi

Speaking of skin, this cobalt blue tone works on dark or light skin tones but tends to highlight brunette hair colors best. There you have it, if you can’t move your hips like Shakira, at least you can’t flaunt this hot color!

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