Since launching her swimsuit line, Maripily Rivera has been very successful in the business arena. And is that her pieces are modern, colorful and above all very flattering for the curves of Latin women. Behind the preparation of its Maripily Swimwear line there is a whole team and many ideas that take shape as production progresses. Now that summer is approaching we wanted to speak with the talented Puerto Rican to tell us all about her latest line of swimsuits sold in stores in Puerto Rico, Miami and New York, as well as on Pompisstores.com.
Maripily tell us what inspired you for this new collection of bathing suits…
I was inspired more by the plus (size) woman because I have many styles of complete swimwear. They are swimsuits that plus women look for, comfortable, strong colors and black, with the lycra fabric as a sash. They also have a sexy touch or some transparencies and necklines that do not reach the vulgar. Bikinis are different. They are with a shirt, bare shoulders and strapless. There are also those who have shorts for which they do not like bikinis or whole suits.
What kind of woman did you design them for?
[They are] for all kinds of women. I have sizes from small to plus size. I design thinking of the others because I like bikinis Brazilian style, but I design for them, so that they have variety and feel comfortable.
What advantages do your designs have? Do they help to hide?
I design according to the season. The quality of the fabric is like a lycra girdle that covers and is of good quality. It is waterproof and comfortable which is the most important thing.
What should a woman take into account when choosing a swimsuit?
First of all, the fabric has to be a comfortable fabric that stretches and goes hand in hand. The fabric has to be waterproof because when you go to the beach and you like to dry quickly. That is very important. Also the styles must be different and innovative, according to the season.
What do you think are the colors that will be worn in swimsuits this summer?
Black is a basic color and is highly sought after by people. Also striking colors such as yellow, red combined with navy as the sailor style. The black and white swimsuit is what sells the most because in the summer they want to look skinny.
What are your favorite designs in your line?
My favorites are the jumpsuits, which are sailor styles. Those with transparencies are sold a lot, they are very sexy and elegant at the same time. Of the bikinis I like the ones that have straps on the sides and that highlight the figure.
What other plans do you have?
[I want] to continue expanding my clothing line internationally, as it has been a total success. Many people have called me to distribute it in their stores. Bring more innovative designs and keep working because my line has been very accepted. It is a well-worked line and of very good quality, that's why the women keep buying it and that fills me with great satisfaction.