by Alison Conway January 31, 2020

7 Reasons to Love the Women’s One-Piece Swimsuit

Over the last few decades, bikinis reigned supreme as the most popular women’s swimsuit. They could be found everywhere around pools and at beaches – in many places, it could be difficult to even spot a women's one-piece swimsuit.

But there are many reasons to love the one-piece swimsuit; here are seven of our favorite.

1. A one-piece can be sexier than the bikini

The bikini’s rise in popularity is equated to its penchant for showing up the maximum amount of skin. But modern one-pieces can play with designs, features, and accessories that can highlight the unique features of any women’s body in a stunning way.

A high cut on the leg or a deep V-neck top can call attention to exactly where you want it. Plus, the extra fabric provides more of an opportunity to highlight a sexy pattern while hiding more imperfections than a bikini could.

For many women – no matter how sexy they might already be - this means they can wear a one-piece or a monokini with more confidence than they would ever feel in a bikini.

Styles like the Hoosier Racerback One Piece and Stryker Cheeky One Piece give women a sexier one-piece option by maximizing attention to the wearer’s curves. They’ll be sure to turn heads just as much as any bikini can!

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2. They feature a classic look

When some people think of the one-piece swimsuit, they conjure up images of frumpy and ill-fitting suits. But don’t forget that classic style icons like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, and Bo Derek made the one-piece synonymous with style and sophistication. And shows like Baywatch cemented its status as a classic but sexy option.

To further your classic look, you can even pair your one-piece or monokini with a big hat, a sheer wrap, and some large sunglasses. 

Updating the classic with a modern twist - much like the Frolic French Cut One Piece does by pairing its classic scoop neck cut with a high leg cut embellished with details – is a way to ensure that you look sophisticated and sexy at the same time.

Swimwear

3. They are most definitely in-style

While the bikini has ruled the women’s swimwear industry for decades, its reign is no more. Since 2017, the one-piece has rivaled, or even surpassed the bikini as the most popular swimwear style.

Many social media stars and influencers – including Kylie & Kendall Jenner, Bella & Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Jennifer Lopez, and Selena Gomez – are frequently pictured in sizzling one-pieces. They are living proof that the one-piece and monokini is back with a vengeance! 

And designers have picked up the pace accordingly.

Every swimsuit manufacturer, from the largest international companies to the smallest boutique designers, has gotten in on the action. Women now have more one-piece styles to choose from than ever before.

4. They can double as a bodysuit or leotard

One-piece swimsuits have the added benefit of not requiring a change of clothes if you need to run a few errands or if you are exploring a new area on vacation.

While most shops, restaurants, and other public areas have a ban on bikinis, the same isn’t true for the one-piece. You can simply throw on a pair of high-waisted shorts or a trendy skirt, and you are good to go!

If your one-piece is stylish enough and accentuates the top half of your body – much like the Galena Full Coverage One Piece does - you may even want to consider pairing it with some jeans to get a unique look that even works for an evening out on the town. 

A one-suit swimsuit gives you a versatility that the bikini simply cannot match. In a one-piece, you’ll be ready for any adventure that the day may bring.

5. You can be more active

No matter what you are trying to achieve while catching some sun, a one-piece is a great option, especially if you plan on being active.

Whether you are going surfing, playing volleyball, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, or engaging in any other intense water-sports, a one-piece has got you covered. You won’t have to worry about your top or bottoms slipping off and washing onshore.

Most one-pieces offer a sexy and stylish option that will hold its own no matter how active you may be or how big the waves are that day!

6. You won’t lose the other half

There’s nothing more frustrating than losing one piece of your favorite bikini. The smaller tops and bottoms make it much easier to lose and misplace. Then you are left with only one remaining piece to serve as a reminder of the swimsuit you once loved.

With a one-piece swimsuit or monokini, it’s all or nothing.

Either you lose the entire suit (and are left with no reminder of it) or you lose nothing. And to be fair, its larger size makes it much harder to lose than either piece of a bikini might be, meaning the odds are greater that you’ll keep the entire suit for longer than you might a bikini.

7. You will get better sun protection 

Even the most ardent sun-lovers understand that they have to protect their skin while soaking up the rays. UV damage can contribute to premature aging, and even contribute to certain types of skin cancers.

With a one-piece suit or monokini, you don’t need to worry about applying sunscreen to nearly as much of your body as you would with a bikini. The one-piece provides ample coverage for your stomach and some of your back. 

Summer is right around the corner, and it’s time to stock up on the swimsuits you need for all of your summer plans.

Picking up several one-pieces or monokinis will ensure that you have an option that works no matter what you have in store for the day.

The right women's one-piece swimsuit can give you the look you are going for – whether its sexy, cute, or sophisticated – while still being up for any challenge!



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