I'll admit, I've always been partial to the one piece. I grew up in Miami where the dress code is clothing optional and everyone just walks around in a swimsuit. But when I was in junior high, it was not all about that bass... and I certainly don't look like Jennifer Aniston. So, my swimwear of choice was the one piece even though they were typically reserved for swim teams and moms.
A few years ago we started seeing vintage inspired one pieces on the runway. And in a culture where everything old is new again, it's no surprise that the trend's become mainstream. I am just excited that there are finally fashionable one pieces! Don't just take my word for it. Even Refinery29 and IntoTheGloss agree that not only are one pieces fashion forward, but they are the most comfortable thing you can wear to the beach!
With Memorial Day coming up, this is the perfect opportunity to snag yourself an awesome suit for a great price!
I love to start at Target. Whenever I go back to Florida to visit family, I always drag them to Target for a shopping day since their Target carries more swimwear for longer. Target has a great selection of mix and match bikinis, but if you're not ready to give up the bikini just yet, these onepieces--excuse me... monokinis--are an excellent in between. Vanilla Beach has a high waisted leopard print monokini available for $40 and Mossimo has an ultra adorable black cutout onepiece on sale for $35.
Shopping for swimsuits can be one of the hardest things to shop for. Over the past few years, Victoria's Secret has become one of my favorite places to look for swimwear. They won't break the bank and usually have some really cute stuff. If you've shopped for a new swimsuit in the last 5 years, I probably don't have to tell you to check out VS. Oh, also.. they are having their annual swim sale right now. So, yeah. Check that out.
If you're in the mood to splurge there are some suits you absolutely must see before you make any decisions! Designer Mara Hoffman has an entire collection of one pieces that will make you consider relocating to a beach town just so you can wear these every day!
Mara Hoffman isn't the only designer creating fabulous one pieces. One of my all time favorite swimwear lines is actually two sisters based out of Orange County, Ca with a label called MIKOH. If you shop directly on their site, they're having a 15% off sale right now for Memorial Day and the proceeds from the sale will help with relief in Nepal.
While I do love to price shop, not every place has all the options. So, I often find myself back to the site with the most variety. If you want all of these amazing designers in one place, my go-to site is Shopbop. I like to favorite things and wait for them to go on sale. My problem is because I am a very popular size, I can't wait too long or everything I've hearted will be gone! Anyway...
Happy hunting and Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy the weather, the burgers and the beer... And of course the pool!