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IMAGES: Bikini bods, swimsuit sirens at Miami FW!

Last updated on: July 23, 2012 17:40 IST

IMAGES: Bikini bods, swimsuit sirens at Miami FW!

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It's that time of year again -- in the first of a two-part series we bring you the best off the runway from the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013!

As one of the world's biggest fashion dos winds down in Miami today, here's a look at the latest in swimwear from the biggest names in the business.

For the last five days since July 19, tanned and toned catwalk queens have been strutting their stuff at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013 for brands like Luli Fama, Agua Bendita and Poko Pano, among others. Here's a look at the best of runway images from Day One through Day Three!

We start off with this stunning Lisa Blue monokini with brown belted detailing -- talk about white hot!


Image: A Lisa Blue creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013

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Dash of blue

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Next we have a dash of blue added on by the designer to this fabulous creation.


Image: A Lisa Blue creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013
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Celebrity star

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Karina Smirnoff of Dancing with the Stars fame put her dancer's figure on display for Lisa Blue's showstopper, a Spanish ruffle-style bikini and wrap skirt.


Image: Karina Smirnoff for Lisa Blue
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013

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Mix and match

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Mix and match was the order of the day at the Agua Bendita showing, like on this itsy bitsy string bikini.


Image: An Agua Bendita creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for TRESemme

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Got it, flaunt it

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The monokinis were particularly bold, like this plunging printed piece.


Image: An Agua Bendita creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for TRESemme
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Bolero touch

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Agua Bendita also upped the ante with a few trendy touches, like this embroidered sequin bolero.


Image: An Agua Bendita creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for TRESemme

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Calmer palette

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The swimwear designs from Poko Pano were far less busy in comparison -- get a load of this striped string bottom and palm-printed top.


Image: A Poko Pano creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013
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Geometric musings

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Seen here is a geometric bandeau and solid black bikini briefs combo -- black and white at its best.


Image: A Poko Pano creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013
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Refreshing contrast

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Solid turquoise and a wavy print offer another refreshing contrast on the ramp.


Image: A Poko Pano creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013
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Proud purple

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From Dolores Cortes, we have here a wide-mesh monokini in rich purple.


Image: A Dolores Cortes creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Dolores Cortes

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Dashes and splashes

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Moving to a more mixed mood, she offers up a yellow two-piece with a becoming splash of colours added on.


Image: A Dolores Cortes creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Dolores Cortes
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Dye it right

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Pretty pinks, blues and greens come together on this etheral dyed ensemble, with a sheer half-skirt emerging from the bikini top.


Image: A Dolores Cortes creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Dolores Cortes
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Tasselled tantaliser

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Vitamin A showcased a lot of tasselled two-pieces, like this sexy blue and rust combination.


Image: A Vitamin A creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Vitamin A By Amahlia Stevens
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Gold rush

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Some of the creations were also heavily accessorised -- the gold detailing, neckpiece and earrings add a unique touch to this pale printed design.


Image: A Vitamin A creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013
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A sliver of silver

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With its subtle glimmer, this silver-grey tie-up is sure to have heads turning by the pool or at the beach!


Image: A Vitamin A creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Vitamin A By Amahlia Stevens
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Colour-block couture

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With colour-blocking acquiring the popularity that it has in the fashion world, Nicolita cashed in on the trend -- this stone-embellished cut-away is an 'it' item for sure.


Image: A Nicolita creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013
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Classic meets quirky

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Next we have a black one-piece with cut-out panels -- rather classic, but a quirky edge is added with the leopard-print ruffles.


Image: A Nicolita creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013
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Shimmer and shine

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For those who prefer a little bling, this pale gold textured creation is the perfect acquisition.


Image: A Nicolita creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013
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Lady in red

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Caffe Swimwear upped the ante with some stunning monotone designs, like this hot red strapless bikini.


Image: A Caffe Swimwear creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013

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Beach babe

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They also hopped onto the mix-and-match bandwagon like several other Miami FW designers -- this white buckled top and printed aqua bottoms come together to create a head-turning look.


Image: A Caffe Swimwear creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013
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Recurring theme

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Caffe Swimwear continued with the same theme for several other pieces, like this blue bandeau and floral briefs.


Image: A Caffe Swimwear creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013

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Neutral nuances

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Aqua Di Lara used muted neutral shades to stand out from the crowd of colour on the runway -- this amazing swimsuit was the cynosure of all eyes.


Image: An Aqua Di Lara creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013

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Crossover style

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For those who prefer a feminine, flirty vibe, this crossover creation of peaches and pinks is just the thing.


Image: An Aqua Di Lara creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013
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Into the wild

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Animal prints like this zebra string bikini also made their presence felt.


Image: An Aqua Di Lara creation
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Tribal take

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Designer Mara Hoffman introduced tribal elements at her showing, like this cropped swing tank and metallic accessories.


Image: A Mara Hoffman creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013

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Ethnic inspiration

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Seen here is a tantalising two-piece in a similar vein, with the boots adding a city-girl feel.


Image: A Mara Hoffman creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013
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Lurex looker

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Shimmering lurex came to the fore at the Xtra Life Lycra Brand showing, teamed with cutting-edge footwear and accessories.


Image: An Xtra Life Lycra Brand creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013

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Visiting winter

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Xtra Life also offered up a lot of designs featuring faux fur, like this beautiful blue bikini set off by a cozy-looking muff.


Image: An Xtra Life Lycra Brand creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013
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Strike a pose

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A model shows off her fabulous hair and figure in this abstract print for Cia Maritima.


Image: A Cia Maritima creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Cia Maritima

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Retro femme

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And finally, we have this retro tie-dye design from the brand, featuring skirted hipster bikini bottoms.

Click here for the second half of Mercedes-Benz Miami Fashion Week Swim 2013.


Image: A Cia Maritima creation
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Cia Maritima

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