Monday 1 August 2016


I'm usually more of a bikini girl on holiday, but when I spotted the cutest one-piece in Zara I knew it was time for a change! One-piece swimsuits have a reputation for either being a bit frumpy or just way too young (memories of my childhood swimming lessons come to mind!) but if you opt for one with some special details they can be a really chic option for the beach!

You don't have to go all out feminine floral prints with bows on to find a swimsuit option that is figure flattering, but I do tend to steer clear of anything too sporty as this can be more flattening than flattering!.. There are so many great options out there, with complimentary details to suit all body shapes and tastes, from delicate spaghetti straps to strategically placed side cutouts...

Keep reading for my favourite details from this look!

- Scoop back - The back is a great area to show off for a lot of people, and one of the many benefits of the one-piece! As most swimsuits are pretty covered up on the front, this is the perfect way to show a bit of skin in a classy way, without it all looking a bit too revealing.
My swimsuit has a simple scoop back, but this also looks beaut with a criss-cross detailing effect:

-Bold Print- If you're brave, the simplicity of a one-piece is the perfect time to experiment with a bright and bold print! Think of the swimsuit as a blank canvas and go as crazy as you like... 'Cos if you  can't wear florals in Summer, when can you!...

- Lace up front - Lace up has been a massive trend this Summer, and I love the nautical detail it adds to swimwear with these cute eyelets and rope-eque tie up! It is also a subtle way to show a bit more skin whilst still covering up, adding a bit of detail to a simple neckline like this.
There are loads of lace up options on the high street at the moment:

Hopefully this post has given you a bit of inspiration to take the plunge and mix up your beach look with a one-piece this Summer! x

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