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Spotlight On: Mara Hoffman Swimwear

Spring is just around the corner and that means before we know it, summer and swimsuit season will be here.

Mara Hoffman is one of the world’s biggest swimsuit designers right now, with stylish cuts and silhouettes along with great prints and patterns.

Here’s what to know about Mara Hoffman:

Mara Hoffman, born in Buffalo, NY, is a New York City based fashion designer. She graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City and studied at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London before launching her first ready to wear collection in 2000.

In 2008, Hoffman launched her first swim collection, which included playful bikinis, sexy one-pieces and dashiki cover-ups, all in Hoffman’s signature prints and colors. 2008 also market Hoffman’s first Bryan Park runway show for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Hoffmany and her close-knit team continue to evolve creatively out of their design studio in Manhattan’s flower district. Hoffman and her team create two ready-to-wear collections and two swimwear collections per year, drawing inspiration from Hoffman’s personal affinity towards world travel, nature, mythology and  magic.

Some of our favorite Mara Hoffman swimwear items available this season include:

Bandeau Cutout Halter One Piece: This suit combines several silhouette trends including the cutout and the bandeau, all wrapped up in a functional one-piece suit. It comes in a mountain blue print with shades of pink and orange thrown into the mix as well and it has a halter tie.

Reversible Lace-Up Maillot: This suit provides lots of coverage without feeling like it’s not as sexy as a typical two-piece. This suit comes in a fantastic rainbow bird lilac print and it has criss-cross adjustable straps at the shoulders. We love the colors and the coverage of this suit, for someone who wants something a bit different in their swimwear.

Lattice High-Waisted Bottom: This bottom, part of a sold separately set, is a sexy swimwear stunner. It features lattice lace-up detailing at the sides of the hips and a trendy high-waisted cut. Pair it with the bustier bikini top for a modernized version of a retro suit.

Cropped Rash Guard Top: The rash guard-style top is one of the biggest trends in swimwear right now, and as with everything, Mara Hoffman does it well. We love this long-sleeved crop top bathing suit option with a bold “supernova” print, and since it does have more coverage than a traditional bikini top it works really well to pair it with the high-waisted cut-out bikini bottom in the same print, which adds a lot of sexiness.

If you’re getting ready for summer or just a weekend away, Mara Hoffman not only offers swimwear but also a huge selection of sun staples from slip-on shoes and tote bags to fantastic cover-ups and other items you can not only wear over your bathing suit but in a variety of occasions.

Let us know what you think of Mara Hoffman—particularly her bathing suit and sun-ready designs!