Welcome Back One-piece: Swimsuits for Every Body Type

Trade in your barely there bikini for solid swimsuit coverage this season

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This season’s swimsuit styles elevate the humble one-piece to new levels of sexy

The one-piece bathing suit has officially made a comeback, and this season’s one-piecers are nothing like your trusty old Speedo.

Super sexy, elegant and streamlined, the new one-piece offers everything from stylish cutouts that show a little skin, to vintage 1950s pinup suits. And, in place of the old-school scoop neck with criss-cross straps, look for plunging necklines and sexy halter styles.

Click through to take your pick from a palette of fashion-forward, animal print, basic black and vintage one-piecers this season.

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Fashion Forward

Monica Wise’s summer line MAIO for L*SPACE features corsets, structured underwire one-pieces and high-waisted midkinis that pay homage to fashion icons of the past.

The Plunge: Sophisticated and sexy, this suit is great for both slim or fuller figures. This is a practical one-piece that is suitable in virtually any environment.

The Madonna: Try this sleek and simple corset style in mint green and grey for a modern slimming look.

Sweet Thing: Make a statement with this gorgeous cream colour one-piece. The bow in the back is a nice touch for an extra elegant poolside look.

Textured Tribal: If you aren’t ready to move into a one-piece quite yet, the midkini might be for you. This look is super flattering and gives the appearance of a tiny waist while covering your tummy, which is a nice bonus.

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Animal Prints

Make a playful splash at the beach with these animal-themed suits.

The Stormy by Wildfox: This simple, modern suit with pink to white ombre and a wild horse print offers a fun, young look with a little extra coverage.

Penguin Scoop: We Are Handsome’s Penguin suit is super fun and original, and sporty enough for a few laps at the pool.

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Basic Black

A black one-piece swimsuit is like that favourite little black dress—a fashion treasure that rarely fails. Look for plunging necklines, halters and cutouts to play up the drama.

The Adele by Mouille: This gorgeous low-back one-piece with cream-coloured bow offers a classic yet sultry look and will make sipping a cold one by the pool seem like he most elegant of activities.

The Rainbow Brights by Red Carter: This slinky little number with a sneaky cutout shows a little more skin than the traditional one piece. A deep scoop back and lightly padded cups finish off this suit nicely.

The Studio 54 One Piece Swimsuit by Red Carter: Reminiscent of a ruffle blouse that looks amazing with just about anything, this soft ruffled swimsuit with halter strap is a must-have.

The Glitterbomb by Red Carter: Give this flashy black-and-white suit a try for a modern look and a little extra contrast.

The Prima Donna by Juicy Couture: This young looking suit with ruffles and lace sides is flattering on tall, slim figures.

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The influence of the vintage swimsuit is everywhere, even in street wear, with corset-style bustier tops and sporty little hot shorts. Rockstars are wearing these suits on stage and they are heavily present at the beach.

The Finch Charm Peplum by Marc Jacobs: This adorable vintage-inspired one-piece with spritely finches and ladylike peplum details shows off curvy hips.

The Eden by Tory Burch: The contrasting prints in this suit make for a very flattering choice. Features removable straps and underwire molded cups.

The Seafolly Seaview Boyleg Maillot: This suit is a complete throwback to 1950s pinup style. It’s fun, flirty and helps cinch in the waist nicely.

One-piece Swimsuits for Every Body Type