Go Buy Now: One Piece Swimwear

April 8, 2009

Daily Digest

Go Buy Now: One Piece Swimwear

Whether you’re planning on splashing out on a single swimsuit or stocking up on a bikini, it’s always nice to know what’s out there before making any summer swimwear decisions.  You may think its a bit early to be thinking about holiday wear, but now is the ideal time to start planning your holiday wardrobe.

These days you can find lots to cover up your swimwear (more on that later), but for the moment choose your main piece with care.

2008 saw the rise of the one piece swimsuit.  Take fashion forward Cheryl Tweedy (pictured centre) who opted for a animal print revealing one piece.

So, why chose a one piece swimsuit over a bikini?

A fitted one-piece will flatter your figure and is seriously foxy right now.

There are plenty of minimizing “miracle” swimsuits which contain micromesh to draw you in in all the right places.

Check Marks and Spencers and Figleaves for a great selection, although our favourite shop for swimwear in general has to be Victorias Secret.:

The underwire on Victoria’s Secret suits give great support to bigger busts. This is the key to swimwear, you have to wear underwired cups!  Non wired bikinis or swimwear are for A cups or less.  Note that for Victoria Secret cup sizes, always order a cup size down from your normal cup size. Other benefits include:

Ruching detail will hide any bulges you may have.

For an extra slim factor, add a skinny belt to your swimming costume, to emphasize your tiny waist.

Take this red, very sexy retro bustier swimsuit (pictured right) from Victorias Secret (€50 plus postage and packaging). It is also available in black and the halterneck straps are removable. Look pin up perfect in this curve flattering suit that evokes timeless glamour. This very one is featured in April 2009 issue of (American) Vogue, page 246.

Otherwise, go for this plunging hot pink monokini (€74)  by Kenneth Cole also from VS (pictured left).

WSW tip # 1: Chip into a pool with friends and order your swimwear online from Victorias Secret. This will save on the shipping costs and the end result will be well worth it.  We have seen nothing like their selection, quality or colours here in Ireland.

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9 Responses to “Go Buy Now: One Piece Swimwear”

  1. Ronanob Says:

    A trend for 2009 along side monokini / one piece swim suits is “evening wear” type of swimwear, things you can wear to the bars and clubs in the evening. Although you can swim in them they have metal / pearl etc bits to them to make them more glamorous.

  2. Annemarie Says:

    Cool. Any idea where you can buy this type of evening wear/bikinis/swimtogs in Ireland???

  3. Claire Says:

    the key thing for me with any swimtogs or bikini is that its underwired, as i need extra support. all the pennys stuff is crap as doesnt offer this and not many shops do underwired ones. though i did spot a black and white polka dot one piece in Monsoon yesterday and its underwired yeah!

  4. Ronanob Says:

    Hi Annmarie, Try http://www.TheBikiniShop.ie And if you don’t like the bikini you buy they’ll not only refund the bikini and the courier fees but will actually pay for the shipping back to them as well.

    Also they have a huge range of stuff like Monokinis you can’t get anywhere else and an underwired range that goes up to F Cups.

  5. swimsuits Says:

    Very nice article, I loved getting to know more about how the Nina Bikinis came about! I can say, I am definitely on the same page as Nina, I’m a bikini-aholic!


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