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What to Wear to Turks and Caicos

Resort Collections

From left, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Alberta FerrettiPhotos: FirstView

Behind closed showroom doors (and in the Santa Monica airport), designers have been showing off their resort and cruise collections the last few weeks. The lines are bright, colorful, and chock-full of obscenely expensive bikinis. We hit up the target demographic — Fabiola Beracasa and Byrdie Bell — to see what the ladies planned to buy for their next vacations.

Fabiola Beracasa

I loved Oscar de la Renta’s orange dress (look 51). It’s perfect for a Mediterranean summer wedding! It’s classic and chic but also sexy and easy to wear. The gold accessories are a must — and I would highly recommend a tan.

Watch a slideshow of the Oscar de la Renta collection.

Overall I loved Alberta Ferretti’s collection. The crisp blues and whites gave it a nautical feel, and the muted palette of the cocktail dresses (adorned with rhinestones) was very chic. I especially liked look four: the striped top and navy shorts were perfect for a Sunday of shopping or a long lunch with friends (outside, of course). I would, however, change the white shoe to a flat, strappy sandal and top the look with a white Lanvin fedora from the men’s store.

Watch a slideshow of the Alberta Ferretti collection.

All the outfits at Chanel are perfect. I loved look 50 in particular. I could wear this any day of the week with ballet flats or some funky heels for cocktails and a fabulous dinner party. It’s a classic little black dress.

Watch a slideshow of the Chanel collection.

Byrdie Bell

At Yigal Azrouël, I liked the cropped mushroom leather jacket — I wore a tan version to the CFDAs. It’s a cool reinvention of winter’s black leather jacket and can be worn over anything to make the old feel new again. The gown (look 47) is also one of my favorites. I wore it in white. Gowns are so chic and easy to wear.

Watch a slideshow of the Yigal Azrouël collection.

At Chanel, I loved the black one-piece bathing suit. The one-piece is back and perfect in black. Nothing feels more chic for the beach.

Watch a slideshow of the Chanel collection.

Oscar de la Renta’s mustard all-in-one. The jumpsuit is a particular favorite of mine and fresh on my mind after having just seen Grey Gardens. But the short sleeves, trapeze leg, and color make it modern and chic.

Watch a slideshow of the Oscar de la Renta collection.

What to Wear to Turks and Caicos