The Chicest One Pieces Yo Mama Never Wore

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June 10, 2016

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There was a point in time when that iconic one piece swimsuit was only reserved for swim meets, moms, or those seriously sun-averse beach goers. For years, no one would’ve been caught dead in a solo swimsuit, but the most coveted designers have heard our prayers and are flooding the runways with shapes and styles built for every kind of girl from every walk of life. And although two piece bathing suits and itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny-yellow-polka-dot bikinis still dominate the summer landscape, the one piece might just be the comeback of the century.

If you can believe it, the bikini wasn’t introduced until 1946! Before that, vintage ankle-length garments were the norm. And although its hard to believe in this day and age, perfectly sun-kissed skin wasn’t always the rage and women wanted to keep their bodies as pale as possible. However, the one piece continued to get shorter and shorter and when the first ever bikini made a splash, it became a symbol for sexiness, while the one piece quickly became the opposite. However, as we enter a day and age where women are using fashion as freedom of expression, making a statement is important and it seems only fitting that a fashion forward piece – like the monokini – is back in style!

With beach season upon us, it’s one thing to love the retro one piece, but how on earth do you wear it, let alone pull it off? I’ve rounded up some of the chicest one piece silhouettes and styles that yo mama never wore below!

Classic

The old school one piece was always been successful for a reason! To jazz it up a little bit, make sure you pick onesies that are stylish, flattering, and perfect for sunbathing! Opt for clever detailing, lace ups, or criss-crossed straps to give it a contemporary flair. Feel like making a statement? opt for a color blocked monokini that features a bold slogan or graphic for a great conversation starter!

Retro

Who doesn’t love an old hollywood glamour swimsuit? High waisted, halter tops, and vintage patterns are so in! Pick a decade that flatters your body type and rock an extra large pair of sunnies for a statement outfit. For an added bonus, you can also wear them out of the water! pair them with perfectly tailored jeans for a super chic day to night outfit. Who says swimsuits can only be worn at the beach?

Sexy

If you show up to a pool party in a bikini, odds are you’ll probably be wearing something similar to everyone else. How about making a splash in a super-sexy, statement one piece that features a plunging neckline? Better yet, embrace the beauty of the cut out, and show off some skin. Who says one pieces can’t have all the fun?

Ultra Feminine

Mixing patterns and textures has never looked so good! Pick a suit that has intricate crocheted detailing or vibrant floral or botanical prints to bring out your feminine side. Opt for underwire to accentuate your girlish figure or a belt and/ or tie that cinches the waist in all the right places.

So there you have it! Proof that there is such a thing as a modern take on this classic look. Whatever route you decide to take, I think it’s safe to say that two (pieces) isn’t always better than one.

Photos by Jana Williams.

:: Zimmermann Emrboidered One Piece :: Celine Sunglasses :: Cult Gaia Beach Bag ::

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[…] tips wouldn’t be complete without a swimsuit. This year is all about the one-piece and Jenny of Margo & Me couldn’t wear it any better. The dainty cut outs make her swimsuit that much more chic. Be sure […]

Zimmermann is just on fire lately and you’re really doing that one-piece justice. Love the Bridget Bardot-esque hair and retro glasses…and of course, it doesn’t get much better than Tom Ford beauty. Gorgeous!

xoxo – Kelly
http://www.dreaminlace.com

Love that the one piece is making a comeback! It is so chic!

The styling of this shoot is perfect. Loved these photos from Jana too, you are both super talented!

xo Bryn
http://www.waketonroad.com

Zimmermann swimwear is the BEST! Love this suit on you.

http://www.aglamlifestyle.com

Thank you so much Lisa and thanks for stopping by!

xo,
Jenny

Leaving more to the imagination rather than baring it all in a bikini is always chicer and sexier.

http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/

I couldn’t agree more! I’m so glad you see it from the fashion forward perspective!

xo,
Jenny

Eclética and Chic

So chic and fab! Lovely swimsuit!

http://ecleticaandchic.blogspot.pt/

Thank you! I couldn’t agree more. Sometimes this swimsuits that are the most fabulous are the ones that make a statement!

xo,
Jenny

Super cute! Love one-pieces!
-Katelyn

Katelynrutt.com

Thank you Kate! I hope you’re rocking one with this summer with a pair of fresh shades!!

xo,
Jenny

I absolutely adore this beautiful post and your stunning swimwear! Such rad glasses too babe~
xoxo

http://theindiegirl.com

Hi Lovey –

So glad you love the sunnies! I couldn’t agree more. I love a good retro look!

xo,
Jenny

love this shots! look like retro 🙂

Beautiful! I’ve definitely loved seeing the assortment of one pieces that have been coming out and this one is amazing!

Jen | The Emerald Girl

Yes Jen!

Everywhere I look, there are more and more rad one pieces. Can’t wait to see which ones you pick up in your travels!

xo,
Jenny

What a lovely post! The one piece is definitely making a comeback and despite hating them for years I’ve now found myself craving for a little one piece of my own! Maybe something scalloped… xx

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Hi Jenni!

Absolutely! Check out Revolve’s carefully curated collection of swimwear. They have a TON of scalloped options!

xo,
Jenny

I have started to become more and more of a fan of one piece swimwear! I am in love with this one!

Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

Thank you so much darling!

xo,
Jenny

Thank you so much darling!

xo,
Jenny

La Bijoux Bella | by mia

Absolutely beautiful and gorgeous! There’s nothing more than the sun, the water, and a vision of beauty by the pool! 🙂

La Bijoux Bella | by mia

Thank you so much Diana!

xo,
Jenny

Wow! You look amazing! So so beautiful. This swimsuit looks so good on you. xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

Thank you so much Erin – you’re too sweet!

The one piece is back with a vengeance!

xo,
Jenny

Could Zimmermann be any more perfect? Everything they do is out of this world.

xo,
Jenny

Thank you sweetheart! White on white!

xo,
Jenny

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