With it's balmy climate and endless appeal to the uber-rich Miami is, naturally, a beachwear mecca. The honed and toned girls here literally live in bikinis, so where better for the industry to hold an annual swimwear version of Fashion Week?
Last week the city played host to runways chock-full of the most luxurious (and often OTT) swimwear you'll ever see and as predicted, the Florida FROW responded in equal measure with a line-up of great summer outfitting. Even in extreme temperatures, the girls of Miami Swim Week effortlessly slipped into fashion-forward beach-inspired ensembles, the impressive kind of which gave the global audience a lesson in breezy heatwave dressing.
On the catwalks you'd find plenty of swimming-cozzie couture from fringed long-sleeved surf vests to crystal-embellished perspex itsy bitsies, but away from the runways and on the scorchio sidewalks there was a visual feast for those hungry to fill up their holiday suitcases. There's a seriously glamorous take on boho: Miami's fashion bloggers do not do casual in their billowing hippy skirts worn with sexy cut-off tanks (they're sooooo East Coast).
However, you'll will find the cool crowd in clean-lined sporty looking bikinis and simple but oh-so-chic one-piecees. From embroidered shirt-dresses and layers of crochet to soft lightweight jackets thrown over simple triangle tops, these girls have inspired many last-minute additions to our vay-cay shopping lists. Look and learn from this sparkling array of clean-lines cozzies, luxe traveller pieces and casual crochets.
Click through our gallery above to see how the fash-pack styled-up their trip to the swimwear capital...