– By Teresa Greenfeld –
For most, swimwear is categorized in two ways: bikinis and one-pieces. In my mind, bikinis were actually the only option; one-pieces always seemed one of two ways: either a little boring and prude-ish, or very chic and grown-up. With it latter, I always envisioned them worn with a long, printed chiffon robe, a wide brim straw hat, and lounging by a stunning, mosaic-tiled pool.
Recently, upon discovering I was, in fact, now grown-up, I began seeing a rejuvenation of sorts in one-piece swimwear. Gone are the boring and stale, and in their place emerged an endless range of styles and cuts (some of which certainly throw prude-ish right out the window). In addition to being more figure-friendly, they can also be transitioned from beachwear to appropriate lunch or shopping attire much easier than the bikini. A pair of silk-blend shorts or a billowy maxi skirt is all needed to go from poolside to real-world.
Here are some of our favorite one-piece suits. Sadly, however, none of them come with a mosaic-tiled pool.
6. Peter Pilotto + LMF Lisa Marie Maillot
7. Lisa Marie Fernandez Jasmine Swimsuit
8. Lisa Marie Daphne Swimsuit
10. J. Crew Garden Floral Ruched Suit
11. J. Crew Liberty Underwire Suit
15. J.Crew Polka-Dot Underwire Suit
18. J. Crew Off the Shoulder Suit