Fash Fix

Swimsuits Back in One Piece!

Seems like the new trend for the summer is one-piece swimsuits. And boy, am I relieved!

We’ve pulled together some quotes from the major influencers and designers in the fashion world that really convince us why we should consider banning the bikini this summer!

“If you’re hoping to make a splash poolside this season, try a one-piece bathing suit.” – NBC’s Today Show

“I’m feeling that one-pieces are a lot sexier than the two-pieces.” – Suze Yalof Schwartz, fashion editor at large at Glamour

“It’s chic, sexy and modern,” Yalof Schwartz says. “It allows for a little imagination.” – Suze Yalof Schwartz (again!)

“We’re definitely doing more one-pieces now—a few years ago no one wanted them.” – Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss, designer

At Victoria’s Secret, the message isn’t as much about modesty as it is about the feminine vibe that comes from an old-school Hollywood pinup girl. – Daniela Manfredi, senior vice president of fashion and design at Victoria’s Secret Direct

Swimsuit Shopping Tips

  • A Halter to lift the bustline

    A halter shows off shoulders, gives a little lift to the bust but doesn’t flatten you out in the way that tank straps do – Melissa Odabash, designer

  • A bandeau for the tummy

    If you want to hide your tummy, choose a bandeau with an open back—it looks like a bikini from the back but gives full coverage in the front. For those who need bust support but have toned abs, an option is a halter-style top with cutouts below the bust. – Melissa Odabash

  • Ruching to take care of tiny imperfections
    Courtesy Victoria\'s Secret
    Ruching also can be a woman’s best friend thanks to the camouflage it can provide to any bumps and bulges – Odabash again

  • Loads of lycra to slim

    A lot of the swimsuits have such a high Lycra content that they slim you down, too—that makes the case for having more of it on a one-piece. – Yalof Schwartz


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