From season to season, I tend to stick with one thing and wear it till it’s on its last legs. Last year, it was the three-piece swim set. This year, I’m zeroing in on the dramatic one-piece. In my book, the one-piece swimsuit doesn’t get the credit it deserves. (I’ve noticed bikini domination among influencers and brands alike.) Maybe it’s because of the style’s reputation as somewhat dull and plain, but if the versions on the market today are any indication, that perception couldn’t be further from the truth.
In preparation for my vacation earlier this month, I made sure to stock up on them, packing a range of cool printed ones (like the Louisa Ballou suit above) and those with shocking cutouts. Off the beach, my plan was to also style them with pants for laid-back nights out. And from a packing perspective, it’s much easier to keep track of one piece versus two. Since I’m on a mission to help others realize the thrill of the underrated one-piece, I’m sharing 29 cool versions to add to your summer outfit list immediately. Get ready for the barrage of compliments.