Last week I was invited to attend the Rica Swimwear preview by designer Ava Sanjurjo and given my current feelings on swimwear I was hesitant on attending but the fact that it was held at Caravan Studios and that it's only about 4 blocks and a avenue away from my office building I would have felt guilty on passing it up. On the upside I'm really glad I did make it out to this event. Sanjurjo is not only talented on creating swimwear for real woman but she is super adorable and sweet. Her creations are made for the New York woman looking to get out of the City for vacation or for just the weekend. She plays with color but since most of us New Yorkers love our black she had some great black pieces with pops of color in them.
This collection is really made for woman everywhere looking to feel sexy and comfortable while out by the pool or beach. My favorite bathing suit was the two piece rainbow stripped bikini. It's just one of those bathing suits that flatters any size chest woman. Keeping those with plenty safely tucked in while those lacking in the department won't look like ..for lack of better words...flat. It also has the support that many triangle bathing suits are lacking not only the support for the girls but support to actually keep them in when a wave hits you. No matter how big or small the wave is those Victoria Secret bathing suits just DO NOT hold up against them.
This swimwear collection is one of the very few that I would actually gladly try on. And by few I mean she's one of two designers (the other designer is Mara Hoffman) on my list of bathing suits that I won't go kicking and screaming to try on.
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