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Julie Wheat, a.k.a., Cavortress unveils her latest beachwear line

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A former school district administrator with a passion for vintage fashion, Julie Wheat became a full-time designer shortly after landing a job at the Art Institute in 2010. Since then she's taken her retro-inspired line, Cavortress, nationwide, participating in events like Miami Swim, New Orleans Fashion Week, Style X in Austin, and Viva Las Vegas Weekender Rockabilly Fashion Show.

Specializing in body-conscious swimwear and fun-in-the-sun casualwear, Wheat designs many of her own fabrics. Her 2012 collection includes some of her signature bombshell suits along with bolder anchor-print teeny bikinis and flowing pleated cover-ups that can easily transition from the beach to the bar.

Slideshow: Beachwear 2012

By Jonathan Boncek

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Find Cavortress swimwear online at cavortress.com and on the rack at Hampden Clothing, House of Sage, and Monkee's of Daniel Island

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