You’re probably getting a little tired of pulling winter outfits from the closet these days — same here. With warmer weather around the corner and travel opening up, we’re itching to get a head start on all things spring, including in the swimwear department.
When it comes to chic swimwear, bikinis have their place but there’s nothing more elegant than a one-piece swimsuit. They offer modesty and ample coverage, and they’re versatile: try wearing one as a bodysuit with high-waist trousers for day-to-day. In fact, they’re the most searched-for swim style these days, and designers are responding with plenty of flattering and stylish options.
So whether you’re booking a trip to somewhere tropical or just want to get ahead on your summer shopping, here’s our list of the best one-piece swimsuits out there right now. Because nothing manifests the sun like a new suit.
The stretchy shirred swimsuit: We’re big fans of this London-based sustainable swimsuit brand. This suit is made with its signature crinkle-effect material, which is so stretchy that it comes in a single size that adapts to a wide range of bodies, and can be adjusted to give you coverage to your liking. It comes in a collection of rainbow colours including this canary yellow, which will seriously brighten everyone’s mood at the beach.
The one-shoulder swimsuit: This black one-piece is anything but ordinary, thanks to the one-shoulder strap and cut-out detail. But it also offers medium support and full coverage, making this sustainably-made suit super versatile.
The minimalist swimsuit: The Canadian cool-girl brand recently launched its first swimsuit collection with a minimalist design that we know is going to be a hit. Available in this spring’s trending lilac colour, this one-piece swimsuit features a plunging scoop back and high cut, plus it’s made with ultra-stretch material and offers maximum coverage.
The two-in-one swimsuit: If you’re someone who lives for versatility, this Marysia one-piece is the suit for you: Choose between the floral print or the solid bubble-gum pink on any given day. It’s perfect swimwear for the indecisive, or for those who pack extremely light. And with sweet scallop-edge trim at the neckline and hips, this silhouette is equal parts sweet and flirty.
The ethically made swimsuit: Canadian brand Londre has been championing ethical and environmental issues via its swimsuit and bodywear collections for some time now, with swimsuits made from recycled plastic bottles. The label recently launched a coral-orange capsule collection and helps contribute to the restoration of coral reefs by planting a coral for every order above $150. Plus, its gorgeous swimsuits range from sizes XS to 5XL.
The athletic swimsuit: Made with swimmers in mind, this square-neck one-piece is made from soft material and provides full coverage. Like Lululemon’s sports bras, the swimsuit has a built-in shelf bra, and you can easily add cups for extra support.
The red-hot swimsuit: This scarlet Everlane suit is giving us major Baywatch feels. Featuring wide straps for a comfortable fit, removable cup pads and fade-resistant properties, it’s fully lined with a quick-drying material, so this suit will withstand every activity under the sun. Even lifesaving.
The wrap swimsuit: No one does cheerful prints like Canadian designer Tanya Taylor, and this hand-painted blossom suit is simply joyful. The removable cups and a pretty tie-around waist wrap detail hug and accentuate your body just like a pretty silk sundress would.
The keyhole cut-out swimsuit: Stand out from the crowd at the beach in this hot pink suit. Made from recycled nylon material, it has a trendy keyhole cut-out and a tie-it-yourself front detail. With a full coverage cut and adjustable straps, this suit secures everything while looking super cute.
The ruffled sleeve swimsuit: We’re getting go big or go home vibes with this La Double J floral swimsuit. With the tropical print and frilly sleeves, this is the swimsuit equivalent of that standout summer cocktail dress you’ve got waiting in your closet. You’ll certainly make a statement at your next pool party.
The modest swimsuit: This gingham print suit from Old Navy is on-trend and ultrasweet while offering plenty of coverage. Featuring underwire support and removable cups, this tie-around wrap skirt piece (with built-in briefs!) gives off retro feels without feeling outdated.
The versatile swimsuit: Whether you’re lounging by the pool or running after your kids, this sleek cross-back suit from Andie means you won’t have to compromise fit or practicality for style. It’s available in a choice of ribbed or flat fabric, and suits those with longer torsos.
The striped swimsuit: Tap into nautical style with this candy cane-striped ribbed swimsuit. Made in Morocco, this one-piece offers medium coverage and adjustable straps, so you can adjust it to fit your body and tighten it if the suit starts to stretch a little from wearing it all summer long.
The checkerboard swimsuit: Last year’s homewares trend of cool checkered print has made its way to the wardrobe department. Tap the playful print at your next pool party with this two-toned purple ribbed swimsuit, and dive in!
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Renée Tse is the editor of The Kit Chinese edition, based in Toronto. She writes about beauty and fashion. Reach her via email: firstname.lastname@example.org