A One Piece Apart

Jacqueline Wells

On beaches from St. Tropez to Montauk, there’s an exciting trend taking place that we are happily embracing. Call it the return of the one piece. From barely there to shout-it-out brights, never before has the silhouette embraced high fashion in so many cool variations. And who doesn’t mind skipping a day of pilates here and there? Check out our round-up of the coolest one piece shapes for summer:


With the Band: The bandeau is easy, breezy and most importantly, leaves you tan-line free. You’ll forget you’re even wearing a swimsuit with its comfortable wear. Try this Tommy Bahama suit for a flirty floral option.

Get Sporty: All you have to do is walk down the street to see that anything sporty is on trend. From “althleisure,” to sports bras as outerwear, we can’t get enough of an athletic ensemble, especially when it comes to swimwear. This Freya Freestyle Underwire One Piece effortlessly fuses support with fashion flair, so you’ll be backstroking in style all summer.

Cut It Out: The cutout swimsuit is the one piece’s little loophole. On one hand, you still have the comfort and support on a solid swimsuit. But with little pops of skin showing through, it’s sexy enough to bare on the most minimal beaches south of the border. We love this Peek a Boo Ruched One Piece suit by MagicSuit. It’s flattering, but features a little keyhole cutout for added oomph.

Shine Bright: Stand out among a sea of black with a festive one piece in neon summer hues. This Fantasie San Francisco Gathered Halter Swimsuit will channel your inner ‘60’s surf girl in a vibrant, knockout pattern. Aloha!