The Return of the One Piece
The one piece is no longer a place to hide, but rather a way to flaunt what you’ve got, no matter your size or body type. Like all clothing, swimwear is all about fit, so be sure to try on a range of styles to find a style in which you feel beautiful and comfortable.
Here are three of our favorite swim trends for the season:
Tory Burch One Piece Bandeau available at Everything But Water, $225; Kiini Tasmin One Piece Halter Cutout at Everything but Water, $315, may not be available until June 15th; Tommy Hilfiger Hibiscus Bathing Suit, $89.50
Blue is one of the most universally flattering colors around. This season’s blues are super sharp, thanks to bright color details and standout designs.
The Tory Burch One Piece Bandeau takes pinup girl style to a new level in a super-flattering bandeau style with underwire cups, optional straps, side whiteout panels, and a faux blue stripe belt. Similarly, try the Kiini Tasmin One Piece Halter Cutout, which comes with contrast orange detailing, or the Tommy Hilfiger Hibiscus Bathing Suit, which comes in a summer-perfect tropical floral. No matter what, this summer’s crisp blues will make you want to head straight for the water.
Vitamin A One Piece High Neck at Everything But Water, $220; Trina Turk One Piece High Neck Halter at Everything But Water, $152; Michael Michael Kors High-Neck Maillot, $110
Another big swim trend this season is the high neck—a fresh-feeling modification to the traditional halter. The high neck provides full coverage yet is all edgy style thanks to pattern-on-pattern designs and bright colors. Take the Vitamin A One Piece High Neck or the Michael Michael Kors High-Neck Maillot, both of which bring modesty to a new level of sexy thanks to a body-conscious silhouette, respectively. The Trina Turk One Piece High Neck Halter is another bold option in a multi-colored extravaganza of a print that is carefully cut to suit multiple body types.
Karla Coletto One Piece Wide Strap Tank at Everything But Water, $347; Anna Kosturova One Piece X-Back Tank at Everything But Water, $224; Ted Baker Illiana One-Piece Mesh Detail Swimsuit, $165
If you think “boring” when you imagine a black or white swimsuit, think again. This season’s monochromes are fresh and interesting due to striking designs in all-over colors. The Karla Coletto One Piece Wide Strap Tank is chic enough for the French Riviera thanks to a devastatingly simple front criss-cross wide strap and a curve-hugging design. Other ultra-fashionable choices include the Anna Kosturova One Piece X-Bank Tank, which comes a not-so-innocent white with cutout crochet details, and the Ted Baker Illiana Mesh Detail Swimsuit, which features modern mesh cutouts and banded black stripes.
Look out bikini: the one-piece is this season’s must-have swimsuit.
Pictured cover shot – Emilio Pucci One-Piece Swimsuit, $555