SWIM IS IN!!!!!!!!!!

Swim is in and it is better than ever! New fit, new fabrics, new suits to love! Our 2012 Spring Swim Collection just hit stores and online. Don’t miss your chance to grab your favorite style – they will go fast! Back by popular demand, our Sausalito Halter comes in two great prints. This ultra-flattering swim top comes in a stripe and floral option. The dark coral and peach tones help create a golden glow! Some of the new styles include the Sea Sparkle Tank & Bikini, the retro feel Beach Cruiser Tank & Bikini, and some beautiful one-piece suits, too! My favorite suit in the collection is the Longitude & Latitude Suit. The print has a great vintage feel and the tiny lace trim placement is so slimming!

Looking for “Old Hollywood” glam? Look no further than the Retro Revival Suit! So simple and stunning, this is a suit you can wear year after year.
The colors of the Spring Swim Collection include a great mix of soft neutrals with some colors that pop like a cockatoo. The Beach Cruiser Tank and Tropical Tank are both featured in this great color (see below). The overall color story and prints were all vintage-inspired. The Summer Swim Collection hitting stores in April features more bright and preppy colors.
Also new to the swim line this year are cover-ups! The eyelet lace Cape Cod Tunic is so great to wear over swim or just as a fashion top, too! There are also some new swim cover-up skirts. These swim skirts are in the same  fabric as the suits so they can go from the water to poolside in a snap.
I had so much fun designing this vintage swim collection. Wherever your summer takes you, don’t forget your DownEast Swim!!

Leave a comment with your favorite suit from the spring collection and you will be entered to win FOUR swim pieces of your choice!!!!!!

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Enter to win four swim pieces of your choice by commenting below – giveaway entry period officially ends on Thursday, February 9, 2012, at 11:59 PM MDT. To accept prize, winner must be able to receive shipment delivery within the continental U.S.

**GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED*** WINNER ANNOUNCED! Thanks to all who entered – wishing you a fashionable and fun spring and summer! Congrats to Aimee Zimmer – winner of the DownEast Basics swim giveaway!

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  1. love the skirts! excited for a chance to win!!!

  2. I’m with you! I love the latitude and longitude!

  3. Love the beach cruiser tank and cute skirt!

  4. I love the sausalito halter with the skipper skirt! So cute!

  5. I love the Retro Revival suit! Thank you.

  6. I love so many of your things. But I am totally in love with the Sea Sparkle suit. I have really been into sequins lately and love that look on the swim suit. I sure do need a new swim suit. Sure hope I win.

  7. Awesome pattern for the sausalito top with the skipper bottom. Very cute and flirty.

  8. Am lovin’ the Tropical Tank! Those little ruffles are adorable!

  9. I like the Beach Cruiser tank and matching polkadot skirt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Too hard to pick. I love them all!!

  11. I love the beach cruiser tank and matching bottom! Ah I need them ;)

  12. I love the tropical tank. the colors are so fresh looking. Love the white vintage coverup too!

  13. I love the tropical tank and I love the ruffles.

  14. I was in your store and saw the new retro revial suit…..loved it. I can’ t wait to wear it this summer. So cute.

  15. Wow! Seriously love them all! This is a great giveaway…if I had to choose one I think it would be sausalito!

  16. Love the Sausalito stripe! So cute!

  17. I love the Tropical tank fish!! The fishes are so cute!

  18. Oh man… so many cute suits, it’s hard to pick! I think my favorite is the Salsalito Halter.

  19. I love the Retro Revival!

  20. My favorite is the longitude latitude suit, so fun!

  21. I like the aqua polka dot one!

  22. love-love-love the sausalito halter–flower outline and swim skirt to match. I have totally been stalking this swimsuit for myself.

  23. In LOVE with the polka dot beach cruiser!!! Retro done right!!!

  24. Love the surfer girl wide striped suit and the island cruiser is a fun look too

  25. I like the beach cruiser tank with the matching bottoms. I so hope I win!!

  26. It says my post was at 12:47 am on the 9th but I PROMISE I posted at 11:47 pm on the 8th

  27. Sausalito halter– salmon stripe!

  28. Going with the beach cruiser tank

  29. Sausalito Halter–salmon stripe

  30. I love your swimsuits!!

  31. I love the Cape Cod Tunic!! A must have.

  32. Love the beach cruiser tank. They are all very cute! Great line!

  33. I love Deep Sea Tank!!!

  34. Love, love the beach cruiser tank and bottom!
    Liz w.

  35. I love your bathing suits! They are super cute! :) I absolutely LOVE the Yacht Club Top (in Sailboats) & Wave Wisher Bikini (in Sailboats) though; it is so unique!!! <3

  36. LOVE the Yacht Club suit. For my figure, I would go with the Mermaid top. Very accommodating to a woman with a figure. Yay!

  37. Love these suits! Can’t wait to lay in the sun in one of them… Or all of them… :)

  38. ok so I like LOVE everything but if I had to choose from the down east basics selection I would pick the longitude & latitude swim suit! so adorable! but I also had a BIG GINORMEOUS question:) ok here it is…. will the spring collection of swimsuits still be available when the summer collection comes out? cause I want to see the new swimsuits but I dont want to miss out on anything so I was just wondering:) ok shanks so much:) (I love everything even the modbe collection(: ) <—- smiley face:)

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