Fancy Friday – One Piece Wonders

By Friday, May 20, 2016 1 Permalink

When did one piece swimsuits become the “It” suit? Did Beyonce and Nikki Minaj make this happen with their 90s inspired Feelin’ Myself music video last year? (Hashtag friendship goals) It had to have been before that, although I’m sure they made that Baywatch high leg swimsuit style even more popular. But the one-piece has been making a comeback slowly but surely. Bikinis are no longer your only cute option, there are way more one-pieces available now than I can remember ever existing, everything from cute and playful to downright sexpot. So long one-pieces that make you look like a blob. We’re in the middle of a one piece revolution!

Unfortunately, my short waist has made it hard to find a one piece that works. Proportionately they just haven’t worked. Well surprise surprise, this past weekend I tried on a bodysuit, which has the same basic shape as a one piece bathing suit, and I was surprised at how good it looked. Not only do I now want a bodysuit, I’m ready to give one piece swimsuits another shot.

Before that moment I thought one-pieces made me look infantile or like an 80 year old woman. But the bodysuit did a great job of making my legs look long af, smoothed out any belly pooch, and unlike bikinis hid all signs of muffin top. If a bodysuit can do that then an awesome one piece bathing suit might be the answer to my swimwear shopping woes, right? It’s just a matter of finding the right one. Who’s with me? Are you a fan of one piece swimsuits or do you prefer an itsy bitsy teeny weenie bikini?

Suboo Spliced One-Piece from Anthropologie - One Piece Swimsuits

Suboo Spliced One-Piece from Anthropologie – So much yaas! I love everything about this gorgeous one-piece. The sexy cutouts, the color, the v-neck style.

Kore Printed Minerva One Piece at Free People Boutique - One Piece Swimsuits

Kore Printed Minerva One Piece at Free People Boutique – I love the unique design of this one-piece with the printed vintage style bottoms and solid top. It’s sexy without being overt or showing too much skin.

Lace-Front Maillot by Swim by Anthropologie - One Piece Swimsuits

Lace-Front Maillot by Swim by Anthropologie – This maillot swimsuit is the sweetest! How adorable is that vintage style floral print? Plus the lace detail is perfect with this suit.

ASOS Halter Swimsuit - One Piece Swimsuits

ASOS Halter Swimsuit – Sexy, sleek, and simple. Halter styles like this look amazing on anyone with great shoulders. And that color is incredibly flattering.

Ruffled Halter One-Piece by Swim by Anthropologie - One Piece Swimsuits

Ruffled Halter One-Piece by Swim by Anthropologie – This pretty ruffled floral print one piece is fun and spring-y. It reminds me of something Blair Waldorf would wear in the Hamptons.

Teaehupo'o Full Piece Print at Free People Clothing Boutique - One Piece Swimsuits

Teaehupo’o Full Piece Print at Free People Clothing Boutique – The black leaf pattern on this swimsuit is gorgeous and the crochet top makes it unique and sexy.

Double-Strap One-Piece by Swim by Anthropologie - One Piece Swimsuits

Double-Strap One-Piece by Swim by Anthropologie – Preppy and slightly sporty. The cut of the stripes on the sides and middle is very flattering and draws the eye right to the chest, avoiding any problem areas.

ASOS Enchanted Floral Print Wrap Belted High Leg Swimsuit - One Piece Swimsuits

ASOS Enchanted Floral Print Wrap Belted High Leg Swimsuit – Similar to the ruffled floral suit above, this is the sexier, darker version. It’s a little more dramatic with a high leg and long belt but it’s oh so good.

 

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  • I love a good one piece. I was always that kid that lived in a speedo even though I was totally uncool and not hip. Bikinis were never my jam.