Would you believe that up until the 19th century the most popular swimwear was the “birthday suit”? People used to swim in the nude until the invention of swimsuits during the mid-1800s.
Those swimsuits are far from the teenie tiny bikinis that you see now whenever you go to the beach. They were made up of a loose-fitting dress, bloomers-like shorts, and a belt.
As the years went by, women’s one-piece swimwear evolved into tight-fitting swimsuits to have more functionality. Eventually, the idea of wearing swimwear for aesthetics became a trend, and that’s where the one-piece makes its first appearance.
How To Find The Best One-Piece Swimwear For Your Body Type
Knowing the assets that you want to highlight is a good place to start on your journey to finding the right one-piece swimsuit for you.
Here are some guidelines and “dos” and “don’ts” for your body type.
When you are bottom-heavy, you should look for swimwear that could pull the onlooker’s eye towards the top and create an illusion of a balanced proportion.
Do: Wear swimsuits with deep plunging necklines or skirted bottoms
Don’t: Wear swimsuits with boy shorts or thick banded bottoms
If you’re well-endowed, support is essential to ensure that the twins are in place.
Do: Wear swimsuits with thicker straps, underwires, or moulded cups.
Don’t: Wear swimsuits that have thin straps or very little support.
You can create an illusion of curves on your chest area by adding some textures and eyecatching prints on that part of your swimsuit. Underwiring can also help push up your busts to create more cleavage.
Do: Wear swimsuits with ruching, ruffles, patterns, and underwiring in the chest area.
Don’t: Wear swimsuits with deep plunging necklines that make your chest area look flat.
If you’ve got an athletic figure, then swimwear that accentuates your hourglass shape will look amazing!
Do: Wear one-piece swimsuits that cinch your waist or that has strategically placed cut-outs.
Don’t: Wear strapless solid-coloured swimsuits.
Trendiest One-Piece Swimsuits In Australia
Here are ten of the hottest one-piece swimsuit styles out right now.
Look both dainty and sexy with this ruffled leopard print one-piece swimsuit from Zimmermann.
Unlike your usual scooped low-back swimsuits, this red number from Seafolly has artfully placed stripes which guides the eyes to the right places.
8. Floral Pattern
If you have a more vintage style, this trend is for you! Peony’s tutti-frutti watercoloured floral swimsuit with pintucks and scallop edging evokes a sweet and nostalgic look.
Nothing looks more boho and whimsical than a crocheted one-piece swimsuit. This unique She Made Me Swimsuit was handcrafted by artisans from Indonesia.
This one-piece swimsuit from Eljay Saige creates an illusion of a two-piece ensemble with the distinct texture differences from the top from the bottom. The ruching on top also adds a youthful vibe to the overall look.
5. Solid colour
Reminiscent of the iconic Baywatch swimsuit, Selena Gomez looks fiery hot wearing a Comino red one-piece swimsuit from Krahs.
The textured finish of this white one-piece swimsuit from Zulu and Zephyr adds can add subtle sophistication to your look.
Look extra cute all day in the sun with this purple gingham with pintucks bandeau swimsuit from Peony.
Kylie Jenner and Yris Palmer look drop-dead gorgeous wearing matching neon swimwear with sexy cut-outs from Mint Swim.
The strategic colour blocking and asymmetric design of this black and white swimsuit from Seafolly creates a stunningly classic look.
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