DESIGNER: Samantha August of Basta Surf swimwear.
BEST KNOWN FOR: Basta is a colorful, solid mix-and-match collection of ultra-flattering seamless bikinis and one-pieces. Whether youre a flat or a busty girl, you can rock the styles without the nipple slip. The high-end Italian seamless fabric, from which the swim wear is made, ensures you dont get the much-hated muffin-top pinch. Basta Surf is constructed to hold, support, and flatter without added materials that poke, shift, and cant mold to varying body types.
Spot X one-piece suit, above
SEASON: Spring/Summer 2010.
VIBE: Sophisticated surf chic.
BIGGEST HIT: Check out the Spot X style, a new twist on a one-piece. We were at one point calling it the 24-hour suit you could surf all day in it but then throw a pair of cutoff shorts or a skirt on over it and rock it as a top. The back is almost totally uncovered, making it super sexy, says August.
TOUGHEST SELL: The Butterfly Padang Padang bikini has an itsy-bitsy bottom piece designed for the gal who is ready to fully embrace and reveal her tush. (This excludes me!)
PRICE RANGE: $165 to $173 per suit.
Bikinis from Basta Surf
LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: Before launching her swimwear line, August worked as a fashion editor at Domino magazine, where she developed her talent for eye-popping color combinations, flattering shapes, and sexy silhouettes.
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