Years ago if you ventured out onto the beach in a one-piece swimming costume it was generally accepted that you were either hiding a body that was not ‘beach-ready’, or you were over fifty.
How times have changed, as nowadays the one-piece swimming costume is this summer’s definite must-have item of beachwear.
There are many reasons for this switch around:
- The style is flattering on all shapes and sizes
- They come in many varied styles
- They are perfect for sunbathing
- They can be glamourous, functional or pretty
Now that you know the reason designers have jumped on board this trend for the summer, we thought we’d show you ten of the best, in all different shapes and sizes.
BAYWATCH SWIMSUIT – $29.90
Want to emulate your favourite TV series from back in the day? Now you can race across the beach, Pamela Anderson style, and look just as amazing as she did. Features a high leg cut and made from lovely stretchy material to suit all figures.
Sizes in small and medium.
H&M Swimsuit with Lacing – $34.99
This is a flattering swimsuit from H&M that it fully lined, with a low-cut back and lacing at the front. It comes in two colours, Black (shown) and rust, a light brown shade. Material is mostly nylon so easy to stick in the washing machine after a swim.
Sizes from 2 – 14
Deep Cut Swimsuit – $65
To show you that one-piece swimming costumes are far from boring, this one from & Other Stories features a bold floral print in pinks, creams and orange, and has a plunging back which does up around the neck in a tie fashion.
Sizes from 4 -12.
Fuller Bust Swimsuit by Wolf & Whistle – $68.00
Ladies that have larger busts tend to opt for plain swimming costumes that offer support where needed. This one shows that you do not have to scrimp on fashion and style if you have a larger chest. It has dual cups to support you and comes in a green palm print.
Sizes from 6D to 16F.
Gap Wrap Swim One-Piece – $69.95
A really simple design here from gap but very flattering as the ties are adjustable and you can wrap the swimming suit around you to fit. It ties at the waist and comes in a lovely thin red and black stripe.
Sizes from XS, S, M, L and XL.
JCrew Zip-front one-piece swimsuit in ombré stripe – $110.00
This is a sporty one-piece swimming costume that features a front zipper which you can pull up or down depending on how daring you are feeling. The ombré stripe print colours were specifically developed in-house and feature, not only on this swimming suit, but other products such as bikinis, tankinis etc
Sizes from 0 = 14
Maui Tank Suit | Navy Stripe – $220.00
Such a flattering suit, this one uses the highest functioning materials to create a one-piece that has the effect of slimming down the body, thanks to the slimming side panels and the high-waisted belt. The vertical stripes narrow down the silhouette and it also has a colour-contrasting yellow jersey lining, with an exposed zipper.
Sizes in XS, S, M and L.
Fleur Du Mal Strapless V-Neck One Piece – $245.00
One-piece swimming costumes do not mean that they have to have straps attached, as this one demonstrates perfectly. This strapless swimsuit comes in a tropical print and is made using a fine Italian stretch fabric that works to support you in all the right places. It is fully lined and does up with a back zipper.
Sizes in XS, S, M and L.
Matteau Swim Square Maillot in Cocoa – $280
This suit looks much better on than it does off, it is made using mostly nylon which gives it a nice stretch, and we also love the colour, a deep chocolate brown which would suit darker skin tones. Comes with a straight neckline and tank top straps in a contemporary style that is fully lined.
Sizes from 2 – 8
Quinn In Ivory Butterfly – $458.00
If I had the money this is the swimming cossie I would buy, because I bet you would never see another one like it anywhere! The Quinn One-Piece is a beautiful one-piece swimming costume that features two graphic butterfly appliqué embroideries on each side. It is made from the best quality Italian Lycra that has the effect of controlling the body to produce a flattering silhouette. You even get a clear dollhouse clutch included.
Sizes in P, S, M and L.