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2014 Resort Swimwear Buying Guide – This season’s best swimwear picks for children

That’s just enough of that cold weather, don’t you think?  New and irresistible resort swimwear for girls preorders are sure to put a sunny smile on your face! There are so many fantastic options to choose from this spring from several top children boutique designers.

Kate Mack: Kate Mack’s Spring 2014 preorders are absolutely adorable…as always. Their new line of girl’s swimwear is even cuter than last year’s!

Kate Mack Picnic in Provence Infant Swimsuit

Kate Mack Picnic in Provence Baby Bubble

Baby girls will look adorable in Kate Mack’s Picnic in Provence collection. The baby bubble suit is not only sweet, but has a water resistant lining and plenty of room for her swim diaper.  This pink, blue and yellow gingham swimwear collection also includes matching accessories, like the sweet gingham coverup and sun hat.  There are matching styles for the bigger girls too, so sisters can match.

Kate Mack Cirque du Soliel Swim Coverup

Kate Mack Cirque du Soliel Swim Coverup

Another adorable swimsuit for infants is the Kate Mack Cirque do Soliel Baby/Toddler bikini. She’ll be ready to conquer the world or the runway in a cute, bubblegum pink bikini with fluffy chiffon flowers and a skirted bottom.  Cirque du Soliel swimwear comes as a 2-color-way collection, with bubblegum pink/tangerine and aqua/lime.  As all of Kate Mack’s angelic styles, this one too has available coverups and sandals, for perfectly matching complete outfits.

The Kate Mack Swan Lake Swimwear Collection is another great choice from Kate Mack, and really exemplifies Kate Mack’s tradition of sweet, girly style. All the pieces feature very soft pink with white satin accents and large pailettes.  The one-piece swimsuit and dress have a large swan on the front, with a feathery, netting skirt that mimics the swan’s soft, white feathers.  These pretty swimsuits will make your princess feel like a ballerina. The creative, high-style of these bikinis & skirted swimsuits will WOW judges in little girl pageants as well.  (Insider tip:  Everything But The Princess offers the largest selection of Kate Mack swimwear and swim accessories anywhere, and you can preselect your favorites before the season even gets started.  They also have dynamite customer service and can get hard-to-find styles during the preorder.)

Kate Mack Swan Lake Maillot

Kate Mack Swan Lake Skirted One-Piece Swimsuit

Lilo Tati: This is a classic tale of a fantastic product line scaled down for children.   Lisa Lozano has been desiging cutting-edge swimwear for women for 15 years, and branched out to children’s swimwear when her own little girl was old enough to go to the beach.  These are simple styles in pretty colors that really are the essence of California beachwear, with ruffled bikinis and sporty one-piece swimsuits for girls size 2-8.  You’ll love the Reef One Piece, shown here in aqua stripe, and its counterpart, the Aqua Stripe Funky Cherry Bikini.

Lilo Tati Aqua Striped Reef One Piece

Lilo Tati Aqua Striped Reef One Piece

Lilo Tati Funky Cherry Bikini

Lilo Tati Funky Cherry Bikini

Submarine Heart Monokini

Submarine Heart Monokini

 


Submarine: 
Submarine swimwear has been around for years, and maintains a loyal following for its very high quality and inspired, retro styles.  With a look that’s mostly mod, with a little funky, Submarine brings you 70s style maillots, flutter bikinis and flowered 2-piece swimsuits that are not only stylish, but hold up to sand and sun.  EBTP is pleased to offer Submarine in sizes from toddler to girls size 16.

Love U Lots Children's Swimwear

Love U Lots Children’s Swimwear

Love U Lots:  This sweet swimwear brand made by boutique steadfast Mulberribush is back this year, with a variety of choices for cute girl’s swimwear that will not break the bank.  With whimsical styles like this Mermaid Ruffled Swimsuit, you can see why it’s a favorite.  And with affordable prices, it’s popular with moms too.

Les Tout Petits Swimwear

Les Tout Petits Coral Lace Bikini shown with Lace Ruffle Swim Skirt

Les Tout Petits:  Les Tout Petits went a little on the wild side, with their silver & black animal print swimwear collection.  always glamorous, Les Tout Petits shows off their New York Glam style with saturated tropical colors, glittering metallics and sensational accessories to top it all off.  Also included in this season’s collection are dancewear and the famous fringe dresses that they are so well known for.

Stella Cove I Am Loved Ballet Cut Swimsuit

Stella Cove I Am Loved Ballet Cut Swimsuit

Stella Cove: Stella Cove is a new line for us, and we couldn’t be happier with the simple, sweet styles and pretty prints.  You’ll love the I am Loved print, with tiny hearts in soft pastel colors, like this mint & violet Ballet Cut Swimsuit.  Stella Cove also makes children’s sunglesses to match the swimsuits, like these Grapfruit Sunglasses and matching Grapefruit Boyleg Swimsuit.

Chichianella Bella Rowboat Rose Vintage Swimsuit

Chichianella Bella Rowboat Rose Vintage Swimsuit

Chichianella Bella:  I can’t say enough nice about Chichanella Bella’s vintage styles.  They are completely adorable, vintagey, yet still modern and comfortable enough for swimming every day.  Those girls that like a little extra frill, or modest ones that love the extra coverage, will absolutely swoon for these pretty swimsuits.  (I know my girl did!)  These boyleg suits have plenty of ruffles, bows, polka dots and buttons.  And each collection also offers a matching “swim bonnet” to keep the hot sun off her cheeks.  Completely cute swimwear for little girls up to size 8.

Ciao Bella by Isobella & Chloe Swimwear

Ciao Bella’s Sunkissed collection features pretty lace and tropical coral.

Ciao Bella: Check out yet another season of Isobella & Chloe’s cute baby swimsuits and sweet swimwear for big girls too.  Isobella & Chloe added the swimwear line their second year in business, and it was an instant hit.  With girly details like frills, ruffles, bows and plenty of flowers, Ciao Bella swimwear has been a boutique favorite every single year.  This season, find trendy colors like coral and mint set in favorite styles like the tutu swimsuit and skirted bikini, plus tankinis for hard-to-fit girls and toddlers that are hard to dress (stop squirming!).  Not only do tankinis offer superior fit, but they also  give girls a little extra coverage that don’t like their tummies showing.  Plus, the toddler sizes come lined and cut a little extra generous for a swim diaper.

Seafolly Butterfly Coast Tube Tank

Seafolly Butterfly Coast Tank Suit

Seafolly:  Sporty, sensational, Seafolly Swimwear!  This Australian swimwear company does it all, with cute styles, fresh prints, high quality, and SPF 50 sun protection.  I’m particularly fond of these tiny, embroidered flamingoes on the 70s Bikini, but the Butterfly Coast print is exciting in all its tropical splendor, and the Floral Ballerina suits are just as sweet as it gets.  All your nautical favorites are here too, with the Seafolly Daisy Navy Mini Tube Bikini in navy blue & white, with a row of tiny daisies across the top, and a skirted bikini bottom.  “Sunvest Sets” are also available, pairing a swimsuit bottom with a rashguard swim top, so girls can have their shoulders covered.  Rashguard sets are also available for boys.  This is classic swimwear for children, great quality and good prices.

Seafolly Tropica Crush Lollipop Ruffle Tube Bikini

Seafolly Tropica Crush Lollipop Ruffle Tube Bikini

Appaman Logo Swim Trunks

Appaman Logo Swim Trunks

Boys:  And we wouldn’t want to leave out the boys! Our favorite boys swimwear this season comes from Appaman, Monster Republic and Tiger Joe by Seafolly.  Like these logo boardshorts from Appaman – mandarin orange/yellow fade, with the classic monkey logo, and a longer length that he loves.

With so many great Spring/Summer 2014 preorders and girl’s swimwear, we know it will be hard to decide on the perfect swimsuit for your princess. Order two or more and enjoy high fashion at the pool, the beach, or on your next vacation. We already know your princess plans on doing a lot of swimming and castle-building, with all these great choices, why not get her more than one suit to last through the summer months.

Where Will Spring Take You?

Where will Spring take you?

Kate Mack SwimwearBeach & Resort Wear Favorites

If your travel plans this spring break or this summer include some beach time, cruise or tropical resort destination,  Everything But Teh Princess has some wonderful selections of swimwear, resort wear and sundresses perfect for sand-bound destinations. Favorites include Les Tout Petits, Kate Mack, Bicotti, Lilo Tati, Jean Bourget, 3 Pommes, Cioa Bella & More.

Kate Mack Dresses Isobella & Chloe Swimwear Lilo Tati Swimwear
Les Tout PetitsKate Mack Tunics Biscotti Dresses
3 pommes Girls Clothing Jean BourgetLes Tout Petits
Livie & Luca Minnie Red Bow Sandals *Preorder*Going To Disney?
Are you one of the lucky ones planning a Disney vacation this year? Look at these darling outfits from Servane Barrau that evoke old-fashioned European fairy tales. She will outshine Minnie Mouse in these darling outfits! Desigual offers some exciting, modern Minnie Mouse designs. She can show her love for the first cartoon grrl – Minnie!! Other darling favorites from Twirl & Company are the festive choice for glitter & ruffles.
Desigual Minnie Tunic Dress *Preorder* Desigual Alice Red Minnie Mouse Tee Desigual Ali Minnie Mouse Tee
Servane Barrau Fairytale Clothing Servane Barrau Fairy Tale Clothing Servane Barrau Fairytale Clothing
Twirl Ruffle Shorts & Sequine Bow Tank Twirl Sequined Bow Tank & Ruffle Skirt Twirl Sequined Bow Tank & Ruffled Sequin Shorts
Persnickety Meadow Dance CollectionOff to Grandma & Grandpas
Are Grandma & Grandpa giddy with excitement that their beloved grandchildren are coming to visit soon? Let them prance your adorable children around in these sweet & precious outfits. Oh so sweet choices from Isobella & Chloe, Moxie & Mabel, Persnickety Clothing, Mustard Pie, Room Seven, KidCuteTure, Lemon Loves Lime & More.
Mustard Pie Olive Zeppelin Dress Isobella & Chloe Sugar Cookie Dress Moxie & Mabel
Dollcake Giggle Moon Persnickety Farmer's Market
Room Seven Saffran SkirtKidCuteTure Lemon Loves Lime Alligator Tee & Cascade Skirt
Whether it’s the backyard, local park, beach or tropical destination; wherever spring break and summer are taking your family this year, we have everything you need with one stop shopping.

See you at Everything But The Princess!

Sum-sum-summertime! How to choose a great swimsuit for your child

Lilo Tati Swimwear, by Lisa Lozano

Lilo Tati, by Lisa Lozano, translates women’s beach styles into miniature suits.

Even though it seems as though summertime is miles away, now is the time to select your swimwear for the season.  You want to be ready the very first opportunity you can go out!  Not only that, but if you are planning a vacation away from the cold, you’ll find a great swimwear selection awaiting you at retailers everywhere.  But how to choose the right suit?  And once you’ve found your ideal, how should you care for it?  Salt and sand, chlorine and sunlight can really wear out swimsuits quickly, so it pays to invest in a good quality swimsuit or three and then take care of them.

We recommend established brands that are known for good quality.  If your child is old enough, have a conversation with her, and choose an age-appropriate swimsuit that you will both like.  In spite of all the fuss about styles on the market that are not appropriate for children or that may encourage body-image issues, there is a wide selection available of cute swimwear for girls that is both functional and age appropriate.  Both one- and two-piece suits can be great looking without being too “sexy.”  If she is participating in aquatic sports, she will need a sporty suit.  But she may also want a swimsuit that’s simply cute for hanging around the pool or on the beach.  Most girls that swim often will need more than one suit, so she can choose different styles.  Make sure the suit will be easy to get on and off (even when wet!) and think about what kind of fasteners it has so that you will be prepared to help her with ties and clips in the back if she needs it.  Suits should also be lined – it doesn’t matter how much skin it covers if you can see right through it.  Additionally, the lining gives the swimsuit extra structure and adds to durability.

Kate Mack Hula Flower Ballerina Swimsuit

Kate Mack brings back the ballerina tutu swimsuit yet again, this time in bright, pretty Hula Flowers colors

If there are no special considerations, a swimsuit can be chosen on looks.  If your child is tall and thin or short and stocky, a two-piece will always fit better.  Don’t be afraid to go up or down two or even three sizes – it’s important that it fits.  Two-piece suits are an excellent choice for infants and toddlers too, as it’s much easier to get swim diapers off.  Kids that are potty training will have a much easier time with a separate bottom also.  Good fit also keeps all her parts covered (!) and will actually help your swimsuit last longer.  No sagging or pulling means she will be comfortable and look great.  If she’s modest about showing her tummy, a tankini style gives you the versatility of a two-piece with the look of a one-piece.

If she likes ruffles & bows, there are plenty of suits that will “suit” her.  Kate Mack, Ciao Bella and Frankie & Daisy are known for quality swimwear with plenty of decoration.  And Lilo Tati and Seafolly have cute suits with smaller ruffles.  For the sporty girls, Seafolly makes high quality suits with simple embellishments and a smooth profile, Les Tout Petits specializes in simple European designs in gorgeous prints.  EBTP is even stocking some great-quality boys’ swimsuits and rash guards from Tiger Joe, by Seafolly.

Seafolly is another EBTP favorite.  Seafolly’s women’s line of swimwear from Australia has been around since the 70′s and boasts a very loyal following.  High quality and stylish in design, Seafolly’s suits are eminently practical while looking great, and have translated very well into smaller sizes for girls.  This year, Seafolly introduced Tiger Joe – boys swimwear and rash guards in American and Australian styles.

Tiger Joe Spliced Board Shorts

Tiger Joe Spliced Boardie

Now that you’ve found the perfect suit – how should you care for it?  We get this question all the time, and we’re happy to say that it’s not difficult at all.

Salt, sun, chlorine and sand really can wreak havoc with the shiny, stretchy and netty fabrics in girls swimwear.  The most important thing is not to leave these damaging elements in contact with your suit for prolonged times.  Each time you take the suit off, rinse it in fresh tap water.  We recommend looking for a sink or shower at the beach or pool, as fresh water is usually available.  Simply rinse the suit out right away to get rid of sand, salt and chlorine.  If there isn’t a fresh water source available, make sure to rinse out suits as soon as you get home, then hang them or lay them flat indoors or in the shade to dry.  I like to hang them in the shower, so I don’t have to worry about the drips.  UV light is hard on fabrics, and lycra/spandex is no exception.  A quick hand-wash with liquid detergent and hang it up is the simplest, easiest way to wash your swimsuit.  If you would like to machine wash it, we recommend turning it inside out to protect the outer fabric from rubbing against other items and the machine itself and using the delicate cycle.  Don’t put your swimsuit in the dryer – the heat will damage the elastic in the fabric and the straps over time, and it may become very twisted with other items and stretched out.

In order to keep your suit fresh and also make sure you have a dry suit to start with, buy more than one if you will be swimming daily or nearly so.  Suits that never get a chance to dry out will have a short life indeed.  Anyway, who doesn’t like choices?

Seafolly Girls Board Shorts

Board shorts are a sporty coverup for girls of all ages. Shown: Seafolly Sweet Cherry Heart Boardie.

Girls will want to play outside the water too.  Why not invest in a good coverup, flip flops and sun hat to keep her covered and comfortable when she’s not swimming?  These items make it easier to get from home to car to pool/beach, protect her from the sun, keep her from getting chilled when wet and look darling.

Flops and coverups can be cared for in the same way that the suit can, though they will not get nearly as wet.  Many companies make coverups to match their swimsuits, and some even make hats & sandals.  Keeping it all together and easy to get dressed & undressed also means less effort for you to keep everything together (!) at poolside and lessens the possibility that a stray sock or t-shirt will get left behind.  Did we mention that it looks great?

Don’t forget your sunglasses & sunscreen!

Everything But The Princess has a large selection of children’s swimwear in a variety of styles.  Find age-appropriate swimwear here.

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