Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, Day Three: The Show That (Almost) Refused The Real Housewives of Miami

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013: Caffe, Aqua Di Lara, & Mara Hoffman (Photos)
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013: Xtra Life Lycra & Cia.Maritima (Photos)

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim
Day 3: July 21, 2012
Caffe Swimwear, Aqua di Lara, Mara Hoffman,
Xtra Life Lycra Brand, Cia Maritima
at The Raleigh Hotel
1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Day three proved daunting for many a fashion reporter yesterday; the lines got longer, the heels got higher, and the lack of an air-conditioned press lounge made for sweat-inducing wait-arounds by the pool. By the end of the five-hour day, we realized one thing: Fashion is exhausting.

We popped in and out of several shows yesterday, making bee-lines for the ticketing tent (which now has an M.O. of really long wait times), sinking in sand, and, well, checking out the latest trends in swimwear.

Caffe Swimwear
Standout Looks:
The feather-printed blue fabric dress and cut-out one piece.
We could do without:
The hoop detailing on the swim bottoms -- it's been done so much in swimwear.
Trend Alert:
Sleeked back high ponytails, interestingly cut caftans.The Vibe: St. Tropez meets Sunday shopping.
Cute Factor: The caftans were so long and flowy that a model actually tripped over one. (But don't worry, she saved her footing before becoming fashion roadkill.)

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Christine Borges

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