DownEast Basics debuts its 2011 swim wear collection, offering women high style, trendy yet modest swimsuit designs that can be worn at the beach or poolside while staying on a budget. The swim wear’s mix-and-match options and designs that complement every body type are a perennial favorite among shoppers.
This year, DownEast fashion designer Andrea Updike infused the new line with metallic prints as just one of the latest trends. The brand’s sister company, Modbe Clothing, has released a new line of swim wear just in time for summer, as well.
“There are so many great colors this year that were fun to incorporate into the swim line,” said Updike. “Interesting and unexpected pairings of color were my inspiration. My favorite new DownEast swim prints are the scroll pattern, block floral and tropical oasis.”
“Our swim wear features design details that correlate to the latest trends, like those you see on the runways at fashion shows in New York or Paris – including metallic prints, appliqué flowers, ruffles and stripes,” said Updike. “The benefit for our customers is that they can dress in style while saving over half of what they would spend on other designer swim wear.”
The DownEast swim line, which originated in 2008 with six tops and two bottoms, has proven so popular that the brand expanded the line to over 40 pieces in 2011. This year’s line offers styles and prints in a variety of options so shoppers can mix and match to create their own combinations, including choosing from swim tanks, halters, bikinis and skirts, as well as layering options with DownEast’s summer cover-ups and swim dresses.