Summer 2012: One-Piece Bathing Suits That Don’t Suck

June 1, 2012 • Fashion, Fashion Blog, Trends

Sometimes these posts are born out of necessity rather than a trend. Truth is, I need a couple new one-piece bathing suits for the summer since I have to face the cold, hard truth…my bikini days are behind me. Even though I have managed to lose quite a bit of weight recently (mostly baby) and am actually almost back to where I was at my wedding five years ago, I’ve since had two children and there is now some extra skin on my stomach that will never be tight again without a tummy tuck, no matter how many crunches I do or Core Fusion classes I take.

Personally I find Miracelsuits very uncomfortable and think most one-piece suits are ugly. My husband’s one request: NO SOLID BLACK SUITS! Um, hello? We all know that black makes us look thinner. Now what? I have to find some one-piece bathing suits that don’t suck. By that I mean ones that don’t appear athletic with a ‘Speedo’ logo, or look too matronly. I’m attracted to interesting patterns, cuts and if it’s a solid color, details. So I searched and searched. Sidebar: since when did swimwear begin being priced northwards of $500? Personally I think that’s a colossal waste of money (money better spent on a bag or shoes), but whatever. Here are 10 one-piece bathing suits that don’t suck:

1. ASOS Plunge Backless Suit, $60.88

2. Michael Kors Leopard-Print One-Shoulder Maillot Swimsuit, $507

3. Kamali Kulture One Shoulder Mio in Black Small Leopard, $60

4. Zimmermann Devoted Floral-print Swimsuit, $375

5. Emilio Pucci Baby Rio Printed Swimsuit, $333

6. Tommy Bahama Brocade-Print One-Piece, $142

7. Trina Turk Caprice Paisley-Print One-Piece, $156

8. Gottex Swim Formantera One-Piece Shaping Swimsuit, $141

9. Mouille One Shoulder Wrap One Piece Swimsuit, $146.12

10. Karla Colletto Colorblock One-Piece Swimsuit, Jade, $285

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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