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Note from DPG HQ:

Dear Pageant Girl,

I am excited.  And you should be too!

Last week we made the announcement that Kooey, the official swimwear provider for the Miss Universe and Miss USA competitions have joined the Dear Pageant Girl family as our official swimwear correspondent. Kooey will be providing you, dear pageant girls, their tips on what’s hot this season and what to wear to look your best by the pool, on the beach, or strutting your stuff on the pageant stage.  They will also be providing us with the inside goss on what’s going on backstage at the Miss Universe competition, so keep a close eye on us in the lead up to the finals in Vegas. Our swimsuited sisters of the sash have shared their summer trends below, and we are loving it…especially the fellas.  


Take it away KOOEY!!!! 

Summer is upon us and we are all starting to dream about those lazy days when we can spend a few hours lying poolside, thinking about nothing. But before that happens we need to start thinking about swimsuits. The Kooey Australia team are here to help you plan your summer wardrobe. Here are designer Nikki Silverthorne‘s top trends for sun bathing in style this season.

Bright Sporty Styles
Colour is always big when it comes to swimwear but this season the brighter the better. Look for athletic styles in bright or neon colours to stay on trend this season.

L-R: Preston Bikini, Annie Bikini, Quin Bikini. All suits from the 2012/13 Birds of a Feather collection sold as separates. Available HERE

Fun Flirty Pastels
Think hyper-feminine, balconette bras, braided details and bows in soft colours. Pick pieces with a fun summer print to play up your girly beach babe.

L-R: Katie (top) & Emsy (shorts), Bridgey, Lena (top) & NicNoc (pant). All suits from the Kooey by Scherri-Lee collection are sold as separates. Available on www.kooey.com later this month

The One-Piece is Back
Gone are the days of only skimpy bikinis, the one-piece is back. A suit with rouched sides will flatter your figure and show off your curves. If you find yourself missing your bikini, show off more skin with a plunging neckline or low back.

L-R: Mya, Margaret, Alexandra. All suits from the 2012/13 Birds of a Feather collection sold as separates. Available now HERE

Who Wears Short Shorts?
And of course we can’t forget the guys… Whether you like it or not boardshorts are getting shorter and we are seeing more daring styles for men such as the Euro swim short. Bright colours are also here to stay!

L-R: Blackwood Volley, Quarry Boardshort, Euro Swim Short. The 2012/13 Men’s Summer collection is available now RIGHT HERE

You can see the full 2012/13 summer collection at www.kooey.com and shots from our runway shows including behind the scenes on our Facebook page.

Until next time… xo Team Kooey for Dear Pageant Girl