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Cocktails, Fashion and Lots of Skin: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Recap

images: MBFW Swim

images: MBFW Swim

I've covered Fashion Weeks from New York to Paris to Sydney — none are as much fun as Miami Fashion Week Swim. The shows don't start until the late afternoon and run through the night followed by countless after parties (there were two nights where I had sit-down dinners around midnight). While parties may not be as high budget and the fashions may not always be high-brow, the approach is so lighthearted and fun that you can't help but love it — even if you're running on an empty stomach for 12-plus hours or find yourself seated next to a front row creeper who makes a point of commenting on every model's body.

In a nod to the growing importance of the swimwear category, select shows were live-streamed via Everything but Water, the largest swim and resortwear specialty retailer in the U.S., and viewers had the opportunity to pre-order looks from the runways.

Here's a look at some of the most memorable Miami Fashion Week Swim 2014 happenings.

Runway images via MBFW Swim.