3.06.2011

Sunday Steals: Carmen Marc Valvo Ruched One-Piece for Pennies

Dolls, to the left we have Carmen Marc Valvo’s ravishing Ruched One-Piece; to the right savor the magnificence that is Merona’s blissful Bandeau Shirred One Piece Swimsuit in Raspberry Sorbet via Target.

Though the Merona marvel features less ruching than the Valvo pretty along the bodice; for a mere $34.99, as opposed to the $167.00 required to add the chic Carmen piece to your swimsuit collection, it is le premiere way for a glamazon such as yourself to channel her inner retro glamour girl poolside this summer – at a price fit for the fabulous frugalista!

Your turn loves…will you be thrifty or suckered into putting on your spendthrift cap?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Victoria’s Secret and Target for the pictures.


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Rachel said...

I love the neckline! And the color is fantastic!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I actually have the Merona suit in blue and really love it!

briannelee said...

Swimsuits can last many season if cared for properly so I think its ok to spend a little more for one since the cost per wear might be very low.

molly said...

I love Target! I usually have good luck with their stuff. However, swimming suits usually run very small at Target. So you just might have to go up a size.

Lux and Stan said...

Target is always my favorite when it comes to Spring Break items.

ellie said...

Such a classic! Yeah, for Target!

StyleID said...

Love the Carmen Marc Valvo's. That extra ruched adds some glamour to the piece. It may eve hide some little rolls .... :) if the gym doesn't do it.

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Audrey Allure said...

Both look great!

AH said...

i'd have to go for the carmen marc valvo, it's gorgeous!

Couture Carrie said...

Ooooooh fab Target find!

xoxox,
CC

Natasha said...

The neckline is fabulous, but I don't think that any of these are my style. I can't do the strapless thing. Hope you have a good Sunday, E. :)

Accounting for Fabulous said...

I usually say I wish I had the body for that but I tried on a Kenneth Cole at Dillards the other day that had a similar silhouette and it actually hides all of the imperfections women tend to want to hide! :)

Joanne said...

I prefer this swimsuit with less ruching, and would pick the Merona. Summer will be here before we know it!

Laura said...

Love these! I think I'd go for the Merona. I don't like spending a lot on bathing suits.

better days said...

I need to go to Target! Love this find.

ivy's closet said...

Love the color. Such a great swim suit.

ryan said...

I would go for the inexpensive bathing suit for this one! It's equally as pretty!

Leia said...

I WANT! I must have the Merona version... ASAP!

Leia

Maddy said...

I've always wanted a Carmen Marc Valvo swimsuit! They look like they would be so flattering for my "pear shape" :) I also find that some inexpensive suits have less "support". So I definitely need all the lift and suction I can get.

Haute World said...

The Merona doesn't look as flattering, but that could be the model's fault. Neither is really my style, but I do adore the color!

jess said...

The color is great. I've looking for a pretty one piece.

Anna Gray said...

I like the Merona swimsuit. <3

Sherin said...

I'm so excited. It's nearly warm enough to go swimming! The Carmen Marc Valvo one is so pretty. Love it.

Grace said...

Looks like a cute swimsuit! I could never bring myself to spend $167 on a bathing suit, anyway.

Cindy La Ferle said...

I love Target, but never even thought about buying a swimsuit there. Am so glad one-piece suits are more of an option now -- without looking matronly. Thanks! I found your site through Whole Latte Life -- great blog!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This both look great but I think my favorite is the Merona. I really like the color also. Glad I found your blog.

Cat said...

I am so in the need of a hot swimsuit that is sexy but demur...this look would be perfect (and hello...Target has some great suits this year!!!! :))

Theresa said...

This swimsuit is so cute! I adore all these vintage inspired styles.
The Merona would definitely do. ♥

My Heart Blogged said...

I think I would spring for the Carmen. The ruching on the bodice is really pretty. I usually get suits with straps though, I need the extra support.
My Heart Blogged

Angelica Ng said...

Maybe it's just the way its presented, but the Carmen looks ten times better!

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ediot said...

i'm not that into one-pieced swimwear- but the one in the first shot looks nice.. but still i prefer two-piece.. then you get more tan ;)
hope you're having a great weekend
xx

Dancing Branflake said...

I so love you! I am so happy to see some one piece. I don't wear two pieces so this is perfect. It is so difficult to banish the stigma of the one piece!

Heather said...

I actually prefer the pricier one this time around. I really, really adore the look though. Not enough girls rock the one-piece.

Clare said...

Love this suit and I love the color too!!!

michelle_ said...

I WANT THIS SWIMSUIT !


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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

this is an amazing Target find!! xo

Josie said...

What a killer shade! I love it.
xo Josie
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Miss Caitlin S. said...

Merona for sure because I see virtually no difference!! However, if for some reason my stomach was scary in the Target one, I would switch it up :)

Glass and Splinters said...

Well summer is coming to an end here in Australia, but I do think they are a gorgeous colour. Not sure if it's the model that makes the Valvo more attractive, I'm sure it has something to do with it!

Schnappy said...

Cool! I like first piece! :)

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

omg Erika I adore this swimsuit!!!! On my way to Target..... or maybe online since there are no Targets in Rome! haha

AMAZING find.
xoxo
Rachel

Pratishtha Durga said...

The Merona is stunning. Love it! OMG, summer is here. need to shape up!

♥ sugarpuff ♥ said...

I got falling love with Carmen Marc!
I want have it soooooo much :D
hehehe..
Great finding, dear!


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The Blonde Duck said...

Target had a really cute lace sundress last time I was there.

Hazel said...

they're very much alike!!! woah!

Scientific Housewife said...

I've been eying the vintage one pieces at Target for awhile and this one is cute!

Tierney said...

Let me just say that I have been borderline obsessed with this suit since like like 239432 years ago when they did that Vanity Fair Desperate Housewives cover where they all wore different colors of it. Newport News' Shape FX swimsuit line also has a cheaper version that comes with magic cloth to make you skinny.

janettaylor said...

Mhmmmm! I need a couple of swimsuit for the next season! :D

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Style with Benefits said...

Ohh one-piece bathing suits never looked so good! I think I need to get one for this summer. Though the Merona is definitely a close second, I'm going to have to splurge and get the Carmen Marc Valvo one! I love the extra ruching!

xx, becs

ana said...

I love both! the color is great and the shape!

karen said...

I like both, but I think the styling done for Carmen Marc Valvo swimsuit is much nicer.

Meream said...

Go cheap, of course! Haha. And perhaps buy 3 in the process. :D

Bionica said...

mg your blog is super cute!!!
and the Merona is just as nice as the Carmen
a really nice pick =)

if you get a chance, please visit me at http://pagescouture.blogspot.com
and let me know what you think

thanks
-Bionica

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