One-piece swimsuits are an unbeatable swimwear option. While the itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini (yellow polka dots optional) may be the go-to for many, one-piece swimsuits are timeless, flattering and elegant. And although staycations aren’t going anywhere – we love a holiday cottage with a hot tub – and the UK weather is set to improve, over-seas travel plans are back on with vengeance. So, it’s time to invest in a few new swimsuits from the hottest swimwear brands of the moment.
Whether you’re planning on spending the majority of the season in your own garden, or you’ve got the holiday of a lifetime booked, now is the perfect time to experiment. Never dared wear a strapless/bright/printed/cut-out/high-leg one piece swimsuit before? Why not try it out – though maybe not all at once – in the comfort of your own private space or while feeling confident abroad?
Don’t have the luxury of any private outdoor space? Not got a vacation booked just yet? Then why not road-test (park-test?) a new one piece swimsuit style slightly more modestly by wearing it with a pair of your favourite denim shorts? After all, the true test of a great swimsuit has always been how well it doubles up as a top or bodysuit…
When it comes to one piece trends, simple, crinkle swimsuits (case in point: Hunza G’s ribbed one piece swimsuits) are proving particularly popular right now – and make a statement subtle enough that you can rewear them for years to come. Bottega Veneta have created an open-back crinkle one-piece swimsuit that echos the criss-cross of their cult handbags, while Cleonie Swim have an on-trend cut-away style. The trend has trickled down to the high street, with this low-back black number from ASOS flying off the virtual shelves.
Gingham is another huge trend on the one-piece swimsuit circuit, with this tie-shoulder Warehouse one piece doing the rounds on Instagram. Elsewhere, one-shouldered silhouettes, cut-out designs and square neck profiles.
Once you’ve got your one piece swimsuit on order, head this way for bikinis, over here for beach towels and in this direction for beach bags. We’ve also got long sleeve swimsuits, modest swimwear, sports swimsuits, sunglasses, summer dresses, summer sandals and beach cover ups to kit you out whatever your summer plans.