One-Piece Swimsuits Takeover

While bikinis usually seem to be the swimsuit of choice each year when summer comes around, I want to make an argument for the one-piece. While often considered matronly, I think that a one-piece is a sophisticated and sexy choice for anyone’s day at the beach. Designers have also become increasingly fond of the suit over the past year, as have celebs like Lorde and Zoe Kravitz.

Swim

Take a look at our take on one-piece swim below, all under $50, where the suits are organized by suggested body type, and shown in various styles. I’m sure you’ll love this trendy, chic, and not to mention practical look! Click on the swimsuit for more information about it.

Ruler


Cutouts are a great way to add the illusion of curves to a ruler body. Highlighting of the waist through cutouts or seams will also add to this look, as well as the ruching on the bust seen on two of these suits.

Ruler1 Bali Neon Contrast Trim Racer Front Swimsuit

$30.00

Boohoo.com

Ruler2

Cross-Back One-Piece Swimsuit

$22.48

Aerie

Ruler3

Wolf and Whistle Two Tone Swimsuit

$48.00

Asos.com

Hourglass


If you have an hourglass shape, you’ll want to use the suit to accent your smallest part, your waist, belts and cutouts are an easy and unique way to do this. Thick straps on top as well as a solid portion of fabric on the hips also help to keep the silhouette balanced.

Hourglass1

Zip-Front One-Piece

$40.o0

Victoria’s Secret

Hourglass2

Belted Asymmetric One-Piece

$29.99

Victoria’s Secret

Hourglass3

Lyon One-Shoulder Cutout Chain Detail Swimsuit

$35.00

Boohoo.com

Pear


A halterneck is a pear-shaped body’s best friend, it balances out a larger hip. Low-cut necklines and an accent on the waist are also a great way to balance by showing off the torso.

Pear1

Racerback One-Piece

$19.99

Victoria’s Secret

Pear2Women’s Side-Braided One-Piece Monokini

$35.00

Target

Pear3

Halterneck Monochrome Plunge Swimsuit

$40.00

Missguided.com

Inverted Triangle


The most important part of a swimsuit for an inverted triangle is the neckline. Look for something low cut, or a zipper that you can adjust yourself. This will help to create the illusion of narrowing the shoulders.

Inverted Triangle1

Zipper One-Piece

$22.48

Aerie

InvertedTriangle3South Beach Cleo Plunge Halter Swimsuit

$45.oo

Asos.com

InvertedTriangle2

Plunge Halter Swimsuit

$23.00

Asos.com

Apple


Apple shapes should look for swimsuits with detailing on the top or back of the suit, with very plain bottoms to bring attention away from the stomach. A small pattern is a great way to disguise any bumps. A V-neck is an always-slimming addition that is also great on any suit.

Apple1

Women’s Cross-Back Swimsuit

$16.00

Old Navy

Apple2

Tropical Crisscross One-Piece

$24.90

Forever21Apple3Brazil Criss Cross Front Swimsuit

$35.00

Boohoo.com

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