Miami Must-Haves – Swimsuits, Sequins and Stilettos
Michelin star restaurants, VIP lounges at the Miami Boat Show and nightclubs where you won’t make it past the velvet rope without a name on the door list and a killer ensemble: get ready for the ultimate Miami experience.
New ready-to-wear collections from high-end designers seem to be tailored for the Miami Boat Show, and we’ve selected the cream of the crop. Essentials for this trip include bold and beautiful swimwear, elegant evening wear and head-turning mini-dresses, as well as cool and casual items for day trips – and some accessories for gentlemen.
Miami calls for bold swimwear, and the new collection from Seafolly Australia has it all. The line features both block colors if you’re feeling more conservative as well as bold and bright patterns for those want heads turning as they sip their cocktail while suntanning on the deck. What every piece from the Seafolly collection can boast is a flattering cut. Look for wrap-around style bikini tops and bottoms with side strap detailing.
Easy, breezy and beautifully elegant, this flowing masterpiece from Roberto Cavalli is perfect for a day trip to the Everglades or splurging at the Bal Harbour open air mall. The devil is in the detail: black lace inserts, swathes of sheer material and a ruffled hi-low hemline give a naughty-but-nice element. The best part – it won’t crush in your luggage. For gentlemen, a casual and cool polo shirt teamed with light slacks in a neutral color will make for effortless chic.
Your table awaits at the highly exclusive Liv Nightclub – and you need to dress the part. Up the ante by slipping into the hottest new minidress from Balmain. A daring design, the thigh-skimming hemline is perfect for showing off that golden tan, and a gorgeous silhouette is emphasised by the heavily studded detailing. Get ready to steal the show!
A reservation at a Michelin star restaurant in Miami calls for glamor and class – take pleasure in dressing the part. Famed for the flattering and feminine bandage dresses, the hits from Herve Leger just haven’t stopped. A full length take on the bandage dress, complete with black sequinned shoulders and a mermaid-style skirt, this scarlet dress is an eye-catching must-have. Gents can slip into a tailored lounge suit, with buttery soft leather accessories.
If you’re holding a highly coveted invitation to the VIP lounge at the Miami Boat Show, a truly glamorous ensemble is required. Style yourself up with sequins in a flattering cut, creating a sparkling silhouette that will take you from sundowners to the dance floor. Dolce&Gabbana have created a line of sequined smash-hits with shapes for every body type – pencil and a-line skirts feature in the extensive new collection.
This cheeky watch from Fendi’s cute bug collection combines fun and function. The Swiss-made timepiece brings a casual element to an essentially high-end accessory, and doesn’t compromise on quality with a beautifully stitched leather strap.
You can’t go past Oliver Peoples’ Remick frames when looking for an accessory that will complete any ensemble. Combining azure mirrored lenses, with contemporary design and the state-of-the-art craftsmanship Oliver Peoples is renowned for, these sunglasses are a must-have for gentlemen.