Summer calls for swimsuits and party invites at a moment’s notice. Bikinis are a staple, but a one piece suit is an unexpected. glamorous choice. Style and fit are key because if done wrong, it will come off as more frumpy than flirty.
There are great perks to a one piece verses a bikini. It is very versatile, as you can wear the suit as a top with a skirt, you can throw on a gold belt and wedges and wear it as a bodysuit, or pair it with cut off shorts for a casual look. The best benefit of all may be the fact that it will camouflage any tummy pooch you may have from eating a few too many sliders at the party.
I was inspired to get a one piece swimsuit during a trip to London with my girlfriends. The weather was rainy and dull, but the Resort wear was anything but. I was shopping at Harrod’s and found the perfect suit by Australian brand, JETS. It was white trimmed in black, with a plunging neckline, a low back, and crisscrossing straps. The look is very “On a yacht in St Tropez while wearing a big floppy hat.” Those Aussies really know how to make great swimwear. The only downfall was it was 260 euros, which is roughly $350. I wasn’t ready to commit to that price, but the sales girl took my contact email and promised to call me if it went on sale. To my surprise, it went half off two weeks later and they shipped it to me free of charge!
Now that I was hooked on the one piece trend, I obviously needed another. Since I had great luck with an Australian brand before, I marched down the street from my apartment to the Zimmermann boutique. I found lovely prints and retro inspired cuts and decided on a sexy, black, snakeskin print, teetering on bondage style suit. It was expensive at $325, but worth every penny. This design is not for the meek of heart, but for the days you want to strut your stuff, this is the only choice.
Once piece swimwear has come a long way since your lifeguard or swim team days, so get out there and invest in a sexier version of the old faithful.