It’s official: The bikini is officially passe. Instead, women are reaching for one-pieces. These gradually rose in popularity from the 1920s, to dominate the 1980s’ “Cult of the Body” culture, before disappearing for almost 10 years in the 2000s. Fast-forward to today, and one pieces back.
They’re found in practically every store, with designers drawing inspiration from every decade of the 20th century. Think Elizabeth Taylor in Suddenly, last Summer (1959), to Bo Derek in 10 (1979). Then, of course, there’s Baywatch (the show, the movie… all of it).
Maillots, high-leg swimsuits, Surf & Swim rashguard-inspired looks, and retro throwbacks with bows and cut-outs are all the rage. The reason we love them is that they allow you to be as sexy as you want – while covering up as much or as little as you want.
Check out these 12 stylish one pieces that are gonna make you the #girlboss of your next sand-and-sea bash or pool party. Not hitting the water just yet? They’re super easy to dress up or down with a kaftan or a pair of sexy jean shorts.
Beach, please… You know you want them all.