I Refuse to Wear Boring Swimsuits—These Stunning One-Pieces Are the Solution



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.

Honestly, this looks so expensive that it doesn't even look like Zara.

Black swimsuits can be interesting too—take a look at this one.

If you're on a budget, please check out Italian label Calzedonia.

How adorable are these delicate cutouts?

I wore this while on vacation, and it was a hit.

If you don't mind a little exposure.

If you haven't noticed already, glitter is a reigning swim trend of the season.

I just discovered this brand and am really into it.

High-cut is an understatement.

As much as I love a cutout, I also appreciate a more modest take like this one.

I have a feeling this would also look amazing with a pair of jeans.

The juxtaposition between satin and glitter is really unique.

If you're going away this summer, a piece from Cult Gaia is a must.

I'm convinced The Attico doesn't know how to make a bad swimsuit.

When I'm in the mood for something striking, I always go back to Isa Boulder.

Not only does House of Aama have amazing ready-to-wear, but it also has some amazing swim.

I've talked about this before, but the layered swim look is a micro-trend to watch.