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November 03, 2011 | By

Beth Richards' s/s '12 Swimwear Collection

Indulgence, it's a good thing. There's something that feels indulgent in fantasizing about swimwear in November. We're fantasizing about swimwear and not even thinking about scarves and anoraks. Maybe it's this residual need, after all of the skin-showing on Halloween. Our staff can quite proudly say we do not participate in that monkey business. We like to get naked when no one's expecting it, not when everyone's prepped and ready.

But Beth Richards' collection is the kind of swimwear you picture yourself in after you rip off your wetsuit. Not your surfing wetsuit, your ass-beating wet suit. Because next in the fantasy you go beat up some evil male criminal mastermind, who has holed himself up on a desert island. You scuba dived there on your day off to get him, just because you're bad like that.

Richards' structural swimwear with embellished shoulders, plays on censorship and sexuality with her prints--she truly understands how to cut lines for a woman's body that make it look banging.  When we encountered the simultaneous glamor and militancy of this collection at (capsule), we were more amazed to learn she was giving out beer cozies with crosses on them. Obviously, Beth wants to party. Obviously, we want to indulge.

See more from Beth Richards' s/s '12 collection below.

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