For lots of women (including me) shopping for swim wear is quite the daunting task. We all have physical imperfections we want to conceal, which is almost impossible in a bikini. Instead of speculating on how quickly Quick Trim trims, I have [proudly] abandoned the dreaded bikini and adopted the forgiving and flattering one piece.
Yes, I chose bread over bikinis.
I find that I am especially attracted to two trends in swimwear; the flirty 50’s style one pieces and come-hither cut out swimsuits.
£269 - farfetch.com
$178 - nordstrom.com
$155 - asos.com
$155 - asos.com
$138 - revolveclothing.com
$130 - nordstrom.com
$129 - bloomingdales.com
$97 - swimspot.com
$90 - modcloth.com
$86 - unique-vintage.com
$23 - forever21.com
50’s style suits are perfect for enhancing curvy, voluptuous shapes. With styles boasting strategic ruching and cinched waists, you can strut with pin-up poise! Halter varieties draw the eye away from tummy troubles. This same attribute also highlights the décolletage and provide increased support for the girls. And for those who would rather die than show that thigh, those flirty retro swimskirts can hide a multitude of cellulite.
Cut outs can seem racy and revealing but can actually be very flattering depending on their placement. Case in point, my favorite swim suit purchased from H&M last summer! The contoured side cut outs create the illusion of a smaller waist. The slightly high cut creates a lengthier leg. And the flash of unexpected skin is tempered by the otherwise modest cut of the swimsuit.
My choosing bread over bikinis has not staggered my beach style.
I for one will not be omitting the bun from my grilled burger on Memorial Day.
I assert that the one piece can be modern, attractive, and youthful without being childish. What’s your 411 on the one piece trends? Are they a life-saver or a ship-sinker?
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Edited by Cheryl Y. Hunt