One pieces are big news again this year. Cover up with nine of the best high street and designer swimsuits in stores now
Words Joy Montgomery
Women of the UK rejoice, because one-pieces are officially a sartorially acceptable form of beach wear for 2017. No longer the reserve of awkward school swim classes and OAPs, the swimsuit is now the height of chic…
Harking back to the days of silver screen movie stars and 1950s French Riviera glamour, swimsuits ooze retro elegance. Itsy Bitsy bikinis still have their place in our beach oeuvre with their skin-baring sexiness, yet it’s one-pieces that celebs and Insta influencers are loving right now. It’s all about embracing the reveal and conceal powers of a subtle cut-out or plunging neckline.
There is a wide selection of styles to choose from – from scalloped edging and lace-up details to bold prints and nipped-in waists – so it’s easy to find a style which suits your silhouette. The magic thing about one-pieces is that, unlike bikinis, all shapes and sizes can be accommodated. Make the shopping process as pain-free as possible by simply identifying which body-flattering features work best for you. Not sure what your body type is? Check out this body shape calculator for a fail-safe way to buy the best styles for your shape.
Tory Burch’s garden print suit is perfect for bigger busts with its underwired cups, while Melissa Odabash’s navy blue belted number will flatter an hourglass silhouette. More athletic figures should embrace daring backs and bold prints. The statement straps and leopard print of Topshop’s barganous swimsuit will do the job nicely. For pear shapes, the V-neck and high cut briefs of & Other Stories’ red one-piece will give you a killer figure. While petite girls will be able to pull of the triangle cups and busy print of Asceno’s printed suit.
Summer can’t come soon enough…