This Swimsuit Style Never Fails to Make Me Feel Sassy

At age 33, I can finally say I've stopped worrying about the mythical "big reveal" that we're led to believe in—and be in total fear of—when it comes to going on holiday. Life is too short to believe in a universal standard beach body (whatever that means). I'd rather just enjoy myself. Take a quick look at any European beach full of locals and you'll find beautiful women of all shapes and sizes wearing whatever the heck they want, without a care in the world.

Once upon a time, I would have felt frumpy opting for a swimsuit, but now I see them as a nice holiday packing companion to the smaller two-pieces I'll lean on for my annual sunbathing mission. I'm not wearing them because I'm scared to unleash my figure on the world; it's more that the world of swimsuits has improved so vastly that they're now just as covetable and fashionable as their skimpier counterparts.


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It's nice to have options on call. I like to have a swimming costume available for the days where I know I'll be hitting a particularly choppy part of the ocean or need to go straight from the pool to a barbecue without being able to change into something for the evening. A cossie can act as the fanciest of vacation tops, and even more so when they're off-the-shoulder.

Which is where the sassy part comes in. Unlike cutaway styles (which can be a real faff getting in and out of this), this is a chic and easy way to add interest to your swimwear collection. If you, like me, require a bit of extra support in the bosom area, you can also find styles that have shoulder straps that still fit the trend. So keep on scrolling to shop all of my favourite off-the-shoulder swimsuits to buy in 2019.

Shop the Best Off-the-Shoulder Swimsuits

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.