Much of America might be getting some sweet relief this week following the so-called “heat dome” that swept across the country at the end of July, but the Spring/Summer 2017 show circuit is just starting to heat up.
At the biannual CurveNY at New York City’s Javits Center Monday (Jul. 30-Aug. 2), Parisian forecaster PromoStyl presented some scorching beach-ready styles and colors for next year and highlighted some key pieces from the 350-plus brands appearing on the show floor.
First up: “X” marks the spot—criss-cross straps, that is. PromoStyl trend director Maria Teresa Sampedro pointed out that swimwear tops that feature a cross in the front as well as in the back—offering a lot of support to the upper breast—will perform well next summer.
Continuing the treasure chest theme, jewel-toned palettes will play nicely with lots of styles. “It’s more like gems found in a treasure box, hidden under the sea,” Sampedro described, showcasing a retro-inspired two-piece in emerald green featuring two bands on the high-waist bottom and cutouts on the strapless top. “This is very simple, but very elegant as well,” she said.
Similarly, a sheer black jumpsuit with an ornamented center panel offers some sensual coverage. “You can see the skin and that adds so much sexiness to this piece,” she continued, noting that amethyst blue will be another key color, while ruffles add a sense of fun.
Always a risk when it comes to swimwear, white will play a big role next year. Sampedro plucked a white Heidi Klum swimsuit with braided straps and a deep-scoop back and a bikini set from Resort by Fleur from the show floor to illustrate the trend.
Lastly, flowers will bloom on beachwear again next year, but prettier and more delicate than in past seasons. Sampedro pointed to a style as part of Paul & Joe’s continued collaboration with Cosabella, featuring flounces on both the bottom and on the neckline, in addition to a Skye cover-up. “It’s more like an outer garment,” she said of the cover-up, “And can be worn on a nice sunny day out to a brunch party over jeans or a little black dress.”