The world exploded for Las Vegas local Kate Bruening when model Kate Upton graced the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition wearing a suit she created. Bruening began designing clothing at age 9 and by 16 she was selling her handmade swimsuits. Sports Illustrated chose Bruening’s swimsuits for the 2012 and 2013 covers from the thousands of suits sent to them from designers.
Now her company, Kate Swim is getting ready to launch a line of ready to wear suits for retail sale. Kate's designs reflect the idea that every woman should wear a suit that fits both their personality and their body type. The Kapa Kala Collection is full of suits in rich colors with elegant embellishments. Suits can be purchased in sets or in individual pieces for creating a quality swimsuit wardrobe on a budget. Most of the suits can also be customized for your body. Kate Swim bikini bottoms have a center back seam, giving the rear and flat and smooth appearance and keeping the material from “fighting” for space.
The “Farrah” design is a one piece for women that have trouble finding a one piece that is the right length. The midriff of the suit is made with a lattice framework that can be easily adjusted to fit shorter and longer torsos. The “Irina” suit top is lined with fringe, making it great for both smaller and larger busts by keeping the eye on the embellishments. The “Veronica” suit has long-lined corset bottom, good for ladies that want to cover up the lower body and still wear a two piece.
All of the designs seen in Sports Illustrated are also available for sale at KateSwim.com. Pre-order your suit by Feb. 28, and get 25% all designs in the Kapa Kala and Sports Illustrated Collections.