The One Feature That Makes a One-Piece Swimsuit More Flattering

There was a time when one-piece swimsuits had the reputation of being matronly and less cool than bikinis, but fashion girls love them and have proven they’re just as stylish. Recently, one-pieces have been upgraded in new cuts and silhouettes that make them look modern and more flattering for every body type.

We thought it would be beneficial to pick the brain of someone who designs swimsuits to find out what all flattering one-pieces have in common. So we turned to Ipek Irgit of KIINI, whose high-tech, crocheted swimsuits have a huge fashion-girl following. While she admits that it’s “important to find what is the most flattering look for your body type,” she also shared a key tip when shopping for your next one-piece: Make sure it has a high-cut leg. Not only does this make the one-piece look cool, it’s also the most slimming silhouette since it elongates the leg.

Whether you’ll be lying down on a towel along the Amalfi coast or relaxing poolside at home, it’s time to start thinking about swimsuit season. Keep scrolling to shop slimming one-piece swimsuits from KIINI, Solid & Striped, Marysia, and more!

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