20 One-Piece Bathing Suits To Make Everyone Forget About Bikinis
Bathing suits – yikes! This dreaded word can make the most devoted summer time lover turn tail and run for the hills faster than you can say, “You know nothing Jon Snow.” Why? Well, when it comes to bathing suits, us women have a love-hate relationship with fashion’s choice for water wear.
On one hand, we don bathing suits because it lets us enjoy summer to the max; we ditch layers of clothing so we can frolic on the beach or lakeside at the cottage, soak up the sun – while wearing SPF – and, most importantly, go swimming. On the other hand, this body-hugging garment is not for the shy or self-conscious, especially when it comes in the ever popular two-piece format. To say that a two-piece bathing suit is unforgiving would be an understatement; copious amounts of skin are on display, as well as every curve and, dare we say, dimple for the world to see. Oh joy.
However, ladies, the tide is changing – pun intended – and the rise of the one-piece bathing suit is coming back into vogue with vengeance. Previously considered boring-mom wear, one-piece swimsuits have undergone major updates thanks to imaginative designers and brands that have made them appealing to a wide range of women. Monokinis, retro cuts, scooped necklines and colourful prints are just some of the ways in which one-piece bathing suits have made bikinis so overrated, they’re a dime a dozen.
Hooked on the idea of wearing a sophisticated and stylish one-piece bathing suit this summer? We found 20 examples that will make you and everyone else forget about itsy bitsy bikinis.