Thursday, May 22, 2014

One-Piece Inspiration

Last year I blogged about one-piece bathing suits and my thoughts on their beauty and elegance and femininity. As we approach swimsuit season 2014 I thought it would be fun to gather up some of my favorite one-piece looks, for a bit of inspiration. Each of these proves that one-pieces can be so flattering and lovely--if you're not yet convinced by them, maybe by the end of this post you will be!

The loose top and cinched-waist on this first one makes for a really flattering and perfectly casual silhouette. I bet it's very comfortable too. My one concern would be about the top staying up, so you'd have to try this on to make sure.

This one is so glamorous and anything but frumpy. The lines and the gathering details and the touch of mesh make it special. And how about the back?! Stunning.

This one is very expensive, but I liked it too much not to include it, at least for inspiration. The peplum feature is definitely girly but the rest of the suit is simple and the v-neck provides a nice edgy contrast. I love this suit. Paired with a broad sun hat, you'd feel like Audrey Hepburn.

This one is sold out, but this is mostly an inspiration post anyway, so I'm including it. Doesn't this suit look like a watercolor painting? I'm going to keep on the lookout for a similar one. 

This is not a one-piece but it's pretty close. These high-waisted swimsuit bottoms are so elegant and when paired with a slightly-longer-than-normal top, you've got a modified one-piece sort of look! Perfectly retro yet timeless and classy. 

What do you think? Will you be adding a new (or maybe your first) one-piece to your collection this year?


  1. Wow, love the navy blue one piece. Very elegant! I agree that one piece swimsuits can be incredibly flattering.

    I love the swimsuits at Rey Swimwear:
    I probably won't be able to invest in one this year, but I hope I can next year. I don't swim very often, but it's good to have a pretty swimsuit on hand! :)

  2. Ohh, I love one pieces! Modest and demure, yes, but in a sea of bikinis, a well designed full piece is so much more striking! I'm really excited since last night I finally bought the full piece I've been dreaming of (red with white polka dots). I'm thinking of making a cute flouncy yellow skirt to go with it's retro vibes :)

  3. Your new suit sounds perfect! Retro bathing suits are so pretty and feminine and your idea of adding a yellow skirt is so creative!

  4. Erika, so sorry this comment never appeared, I think it somehow got spammed. I've heard of Rey swimsuits and I think they're gorgeous, and I love the philosophy behind them too!


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