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Dive in: Fun, bright looks from Swim Week

July 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM ET

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This is for swimming? A feather-festooned model walks the runway at the Red Carter show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013 on July 22 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Why should fall and spring get all the attention? This week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week 2013 — held (appropriately) in Miami — showcased the best in pool-ready fashion, with designer brands such as Mara Hoffman and Gottex sending models down the runway in colorful, retro-inspired swimwear. Hot trends included high-waisted bottoms, metallic colors, shoulder-accented tops, geometric and floral prints and (still going strong) one-shoulder styles. Take a look:

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The A.Z Araujo show on July 23.
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The A.Z Araujo show on July 23.
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The Aquarella Swimwear show on July 23.
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The Xtra Life Lycra Brand show on July 21.
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The Aquarella Swimwear show on July 23.
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The Cote D'Or Swimwear show on July 23.
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The ANK By Mirla Sabino show on July 23.
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The Red Carter show on July 23.
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The Red Carter show on July 22.
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The Luli Fama show on July 23.
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The Cia Maritima show on July 21.
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The Gottex show on July 22.
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The Gottex show on July 22.
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The Red Carter show on July 23.

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