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2020 Swimwear Trends

2020 Swimwear Trends

Harnessing the energy of Red and the happiness of Yellow… Orange emotes courage, vitality and enthusiasm.   No matter the hue, expect to see it straight from the runway to resorts, beaches and pools near you this summer!

DELYX LTD Haven 2020 Swimwear Trends

 

Ushered in the late swim season of 2019, this season’s swim styles are continuing to “hit them with the shoulders”!   The one shoulder neckline is strong and showing up in various ways.  Whether it’s solid, has a cut out, multiple straps or fluffed with ruffles the look remains HOT!

 

Did someone call the 80’s? For those of us that were there…whew what a time!  Well, those super high cut leg openings are sayng hello.  The best thing about this edgy trend, is that it looks great on everyone, designed to elongate those legs.

DELYX LTD 2020 Swimwear Trends
DELYX LTD 2020 Swimwear Trends Animal Print

 

Leopards, Tigers and Snakes, oh my!  Animal prints are all the rage…  Take a walk on the wild side with this trend.

 

Just like that staple Little Black Dress, this beauty is sure to be an essential “must have” piece.   You can choose an itty-bitty or more modest design and still be in style and on point!

DELYX LTD 2020 Swimwear Trends

 

Elegance is front and center with this season’s High Neck trend.  Classy and timeless, the choices should be plentiful.

 

Bikinis and Maillots are both sporting this cute and flirty look.  A look that’s both ‘knotty” and nice.  It will be seen everywhere.

DELYX LTD 2020 Swimwear Trends

 

No longer just for surfer girls or the very modest.  Long sleeves are making a big splash on the scene this summer.  Since when has a look been more simultaneously functional, providing UV protection, and fashionably sophisticated?

 

What goes around, comes around… and the Underwire style is back again.  Catch it now in both bikinis and one piece suits!  Use of underwire appeared in the 50’s, and the modern remake incorporates trendy silhouettes and fabric patterns.

DELYX LTD 2020 Swimwear Trends

 

The perfect design strategy for the long torso, the high waist bikini bottom continues to be on trend in 2020.  Captivating yet comfortable, this style is most complimentary to all figures.

DC Swim Week 2019 – Washington, DC

DC Swim Week 2019 – Washington, DC

DELYX had the privilege of being featured in DC Swim Week 2019! This whirlwind of a weekend brought together the most elite swimwear designers from across the world to our nation’s capital for three days full of fashion.

We gathered in the heart of DC at the Embassy of Italy, a beautiful venue that provided a picturesque background to the luxurious collections parading on stage.

There were two nights of runway shows, the first night (The Resort Collection Show) included swim, activewear, lingerie, and accessories, while the second night (Genesis Swimwear Show) was exclusively dedicated to luxury boutique swim lines.

DELYX took the runway on night two, alongside household names like Red Carter, Banana Moon and Jessica Simpson. Between both shows, there were over 500 in attendance.

We had the opportunity to showcase some of the designs from our NEW collection, which will be released in 2020. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming:

A local celebrity hosted the show – Dr. Renee Allen is a well-known TV and radio personality throughout the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. There were also a few of DC’s hottest restaurants on hand showcasing their best dishes, along with several media outlets, bloggers, and other well known attendees like Charisse Jackson Jordan of the Real Housewives of Potomac.

While in DC, we were also selected to be a part of Fox 5’s Good Day DC segment on the event. Out of the 30 designers that participated in DC Swim Week, DELYX was selected to be one of the only five featured lines on the show! It was there that we debuted our Owen Peplum suit, which will be a part of our upcoming 2020 collection!

DELYX Fox 5's Good Day DC - Washington, DC

We concluded the week with a pop up shop, where 37 vendors and designers gathered for an entire day to collaborate, network and introduce their designs to the public.

We would like to extend a big thank you to DC Swim Week’s many sponsors: VIGA Italia, Balmain Paris, Inglot, Peroni Italy and the MAKE Offices. We would also like to thank our stunning models and stylists Nikki Fiveash and Azel Vasquez. Finally, a huge thank you to DC Swim Week’s founder, Moh Ducis. Without your vision and careful planning, none of this would have been possible!

We had a fabulous time at DC Swim Week 2019 and cannot wait to go back! Keep your eye on our website, DELYXltd.com for updates on our new collection! And to really ‘Stay in the Know’ don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter!

Martha’s Vineyard…A Classy Island with a Rich History!

Martha’s Vineyard…A Classy Island with a Rich History!

Now that the snow has melted and things have heated up, it’s finally time to highlight one of our most favorite stateside getaways…Martha’s Vineyard! Martha’s Vineyard is a true island located approximately 7 miles just south of Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. It is only accessible via ferry or air, there are no tunnels or roadways connecting it to the mainland. It’s approximately 96 square miles, triangular in shape, 25 miles at its longest point east to west and 9 miles at the longest point north to south. While the island receives visitors year round, we were there during the month of August and the weather was mild to hot.

 

Getting there

There are direct flights available to Martha’s Vineyard from the Boston Logan Airport. However, we opted to fly into Boston, rented a small SUV (you can also take a train, bus, or car service), and made the one and a half hour drive down to Woods Hole/Cape Cod to ride the ferry. Year round ferry service via the Steamship Authority Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard provides transportation for both vehicles and passengers. However, if you have a vehicle, you will need call ahead to make a reservation. If you are just traveling as a passenger (without a vehicle), no advance reservation is necessary. If you are traveling between May and October, passenger service is also available via ferry from various points in Massachusetts (Hyannis, New Bedford, Falmouth, Nantucket), New York City, Highlands/New Jersey, and Quonset/Rhode Island.(https://www.vineyardferries.com.)

If you opt to fly directly into Martha’s Vineyard, rental vehicles are also available on the island, but be sure to make your reservation well in advance as inventory is limited.

Where to Stay

Martha’s Vineyard continues to maintain the simplicity of island living. There are no chain hotels or resorts lined along the water, however there are more than 80 lodging options (luxury hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns, Airbnbs, etc). We opted for a home via Airbnb, located a little over a mile from downtown Oak Bluffs/Circuit Ave.

Where to eat

As you can imagine, there are numerous good eateries on Martha’s Vineyard. While the island offers several options for breakfast, The Black Dog Tavern for us was a must visit given its history and back story about an Air Force pilot named Robert Douglas and his dog (visit their website to learn more: https://www.theblackdog.com/pages/legacy). While this cozy restaurant sits directly on the water in Vineyard Haven, there are other eateries that fall under the Black Dog umbrella as well (Bakery Cafe, Heights Cafe, Water St. Bakery, and Dockside Cafe).

Looking for a great burger? If so, then Fat Ronnie’s is a must try! Not a beef eater? No problem…the lobster roll and turkey burger are just as good! Located in Oak Bluffs, Fat Ronnie’s is a small, efficient spot where you can pull up to one of their high top tables and shamelessly indulge!

It’s clear we’re in lobster country! So many of the restaurants on Martha’s Vineyard feature lobster cooked in various ways, and Lookout Tavern is yet another option for a great lobster roll (make sure to order it warm!). Don’t believe us? Well, they were voted best Lobster roll in Martha’s Vineyard 7 years in a row (2012-2018)!

Or, if by some miraculous reason you’re tired of lobster, you can pick any number of delights from their wide menu selection. Here you will find salads, sandwiches, tacos, burgers, and even sushi! Also located in Oak Bluffs, Lookout Tavern features both indoor and outdoor seating with unobstructed views of Nantucket Sound.

Italian anyone? Girodano’s is your place for a good slice of pizza or authentic Italian food! Founded in 1930, this island gem is known for it’s pizza, chicken parmesan, pasta and clam bar. There’s a reason they consistently win Best Pizza on Martha’s Vineyard..It’s a staple on the island and the good food keeps people coming back!

Looking for more of a fine dining experience? Atria (located in Edgartown, just a quick 15 minute drive from Oak Bluffs) is a great choice! Although the menu changes nightly, the food is both Mediterranean and Asian inspired and is grown locally on New England farms. The restaurant is a home that has been converted into an incredibly inviting restaurant and bar. The outside space is decorated with hanging lights, and has several seating areas. The wine list is impeccable and while parking is somewhat limited, you won’t be disappointed!

If it’s early evening and you happen to see a long line of people waiting patiently in what appears to be a parking lot, then chances are you’ve happened upon Back Door Donuts. Located in the rear of the Reliable Supermarket, identified only by its small sign and famous purple door, this quaint little shop is definitely on the list of “must try’s” on Martha’s Vineyard. Their donuts are made to order and as evidenced by the long lines, are a definite fan favorite!

Things to do:

The Flying Horses, the oldest continuously operating carousel in the nation, is located at the beginning of Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs. It was built in 1876 and the horses are hand carved with real horse hair tails and tiny lead animals embedded in their glass eyes. The Flying Horses was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

Sunset at Menemsha (Chilmark)

Ever experience a magical sunset that literally transforms into the most vivid art canvas ever imagined?  The ultimate way to get grounded with nature, family, and friends is to trek over to Menemsha (in the town of Chilmark), for an unforgettable evening witnessing nature’s finest artist at work.  The best time to arrive is at least 2 hours before the forecasted sunset.  Pack a picnic basket, cooler of your favorite eats and drinks, small portable speaker, blanket/beach chair, and camera to enjoy this spectacular show.  While there are several food stands and fish markets on and near the beach to purchase fresh seafood fare, Homeport is the only in house dining restaurant overlooking the harbor.

NOTE…Parking is limited and only available for two hours.  We suggest utilizing the shuttle service (running every 10 minutes) from the off-site parking area on Tabor Road.  This shuttle is run and operated by the VTA city bus service and the lot holds only about 70 cars.  The drive from Oak Bluffs is 14 miles and takes about 30 minutes on windy, no shoulder roads.  The least expensive way to Menemsha is by bus, or should we say 3 buses…and takes 2 hours, in case you’re interested.  A third option is by ride share, estimating $40-$70 depending on car type and availability.

Martha’s Vineyard Museum

You definitely don’t want to miss out on a visit to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum as it brings together the island’s rich history, art and culture. The Museum does a great job of quickly but thoroughly educating it’s visitors as to the indigenous Wampanoag people, colonization by the English, origins of Martha’s Vineyard own sign language, and how the island quickly became known as a resort for the wealthy, former Presidents, and African American Elite.

African American Heritage Trail

Take some time to learn about the 30 different stops on the African American Heritage Trail. Each location celebrates the previously undocumented contributions, history and culture of African Americans. Stops along the trail include everything from gospel churches to the first African American owned guest house on Martha’s Vineyard featured in the original Green Book (as referenced in the Academy Award winning movie.) The tour options range from 1.5 to 4.5 hours at a cost of $35 to $75.

Visit http://mvafricanamericanheritagetrail.org/product/full-tour/ for more details.

Shopping:

There are no shopping malls on the Vineyard. However, each town has its own strip of boutiques and galleries, providing their own unique finds. However, if you’re in Oak Bluffs or Edgartown, Circuit Avenue and Main Street respectively, are where you’ll want to be!

Beach/bridge jumping:

Interesting Fact….the movie Jaws was filmed on Martha’s Vineyard back in 1975. The American Legion Memorial bridge from the film is still an infamous landmark and also serves as the dividing line between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. As you approach the bridge you’re bound to see groups of people waiting in line to jump into the water, completely ignoring the “No Jumping or Diving from Bridge” sign. Many visitors feel a trip to the Vineyard would not be complete without indulging and everyone knows this is a perfectly acceptable thing to do when on the Vineyard. So while we’re not here to judge, we would like to advise you to not go at low tide as the water is quite shallow. Also, you’ll want to be extra careful when scaling the surrounding rocks as many are often covered in seaweed, making them very slippery.

Finally, Martha’s Vineyard is and continues to be an enticing, unique, island destination. While you have all the creature comforts of home, it’s a perfect balance of the old and new. It’s simple, yet rich history, along with it’s affluent reputation, makes it an experience like no other!

Tips
  •  There are plenty of grocery and convenience stores, as well as lots of places for take-out, sandwiches, etc.
  • Many of the businesses on the island are only open during peak season (May to September)…be sure to check ahead before planning your trip!
  • Martha’s Vineyard hosts the Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby every year (one of the oldest, most prestigious fishing tournaments in the country)! The island often hosts over 2,000 people just for this even alone! https://www.mvderby.com.
  • The African American Film Festival is held every August on Martha’s Vineyard. This festival is currently in its 17th year and showcases some of the greatest emerging Feature, Documentary and Short films produced by and starring African Americans all over the world. https://www.mvaaff.com.
  • The Grand Illumination is a tradition created as a way to welcome the Governor of Massachusetts to Martha’s Vineyard where lighted lanterns are lit and hung on the porch of the very famous gingerbread cottages. This is another annual event which occurs every third Wednesday in August. https://mvol.com/grand-illumination/.
  • Martha’s Vineyard attracts many affluent visitors each year. President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, David Letterman, Meg Ryan, Michael J Fox and Spike Lee have all been seen vacationing on the island.
Eleuthera, Bahamas – A Flawless, Quiet Paradise…so pack light!

Eleuthera, Bahamas – A Flawless, Quiet Paradise…so pack light!

Interested in a quiet vacation in the Bahamas, but not sure exactly where to go? Consider Eleuthera, a quiet little island, just 73 miles to the east of Nassau. Eleuthera is about 110 miles long and at some points only 1.6 miles wide, surrounded by the Caribbean and Atlantic Oceans. While some choose to do a day trip from Nassau to Eleuthera, in order to feel the true essence of the island, we suggest you fly directly into this little slice of paradise and spend a few days. There are two airports to choose from-North Eleuthera and Governor’s Harbor, depending on where you decide to stay.

Where to stay

Unlike other island destinations, Eleuthera is a very quiet island, void of the usual miles of hotel lineups along the beach. While there are hotels available, you also have various VRBO and Airbnb options. When choosing where to stay, you should first decide which side of the island you will prefer…the sandy beaches and crystal blue waters of the Caribbean or the pink sand beaches and dark blue waters of the Atlantic?

We decided to fly into the North Eleuthera Airport and chose to stay at The Cove, a small 57 room hotel that boasts seaside rooms and cottages, all with awesome views of the Caribbean Ocean.(www.thecoveeleuthera.com). We contacted the hotel prior to our arrival to arrange for transportation to and from the airport. Upon arrival to the hotel we were greeted by the ever so friendly hotel staff, along with refreshing Bahama Mamas as we approached the front desk/check in! <

Where to eat

The Cove has two restaurants on property. The first is the Gregory Town Grill, which is going to be your best choice for lunch. The second, the Freedom Restaurant and Sushi Bar, is great for breakfast and dinner. If you’re interested in having a drink and watching the breathtaking sunset over the Caribbean, The Point Bar is the place to be. Feel like venturing out? Daddy Joe’s was one of our favorites! Located just a short 5 minute drive away from the Cove, this little spot is known for its fresh fish and trademark conch.

Getting around

On the mainland of Eleuthera, you may choose to rent a car or scooter, but taxis are readily available by phone and are usually stationed at the airports, docks, and hotels.

Things to do
Glass Window Bridge

Witness one of nature’s beautiful creations, The Glass Window Bridge.  In addition to being one of the narrowest land areas on Earth, it’s also the point on the island where the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Ocean meet. Here, you’ll see the stark contrast of the dark blue waters of the Atlantic with the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean. The bridge is located on the Northern end of Eleuthera, just north of Gregory Town (and the Cove). Although previously destroyed by a hurricane, this now man made bridge was originally formed by rock. However, use extreme caution as the  waves of the Atlantic have been known to wash away both people and vehicles!

Harbour Island

Eleuthera is the island of relaxation and for that reason, we spent quite a bit of our time both beach and poolside at the Cove. However, we did venture over to Harbour Island, located just 25 minutes away. After a quick 15 minute ride to the docks and  another 10 minute water taxi jaunt, you’re there! Upon arrival, you are greeted by several vendors eager to rent their best golf carts, the main mode of transportation.  Because of the island’s small size (3 miles long by 1/2 mile wide) and narrow streets, you’ll find touring via golf cart is your best option!

Harbour Island offers many of the activities you would expect on an island, including shopping, diving, fishing, bike/boat rentals, and of course lounging on it’s pink sand beaches. Unlike Eleuthera, Harbor Island also offers a relaxed nightlife for those of you looking for a little nighttime fun!

Beaches

White or Pink? The choice is yours. In speaking with the locals, the best Atlantic Beaches are French Leave, Tay Bay, and Lighthouse; while the Caribbean side boasts Gaulding Cay, Ten Bay, and Rainbow Cay. Either way, you won’t be disappointed!

 

Eleuthera has quickly become one of our favorite destinations! The beauty and serenity of it’s beaches helped to inspire this season’s collection, and we hope you are feeling inspired to visit the island yourself! Grab your DELYX essentials and passport, and prepare for one of the most relaxing vacations you’ll ever take!

Tips

 – If you decide to rent a car, consider an SUV for easier access to the island’s hideaway beaches.
– Eleuthera’s busiest season runs from December through April, so plan accordingly.
– There are several festivals (Junkanoo, Pineapple, Conch Fest, etc) held throughout the year so be sure to inquire before booking your trip.
– Don’t forget, in Eleuthera, the right side is the left side! (The natives drive on the left side of the road.)
– Pack your insect repellent for those evenings and late night outings!