I don’t know about you, but now it’s summer I’m starting to get the annual pre-bikini anxiety that always leaves me fretting, frantically doing sit-ups and smothering myself in Fake Bake the night before I go on holiday. Ever since I was old enough to wear one, bikinis have caused me absolutely nothing but stress and woe. Sometimes I wish they had never been invented. So I’m deciding to stick two middle fingers up to two-piece peer-pressure this summer for something I can feel a little bit more comfortable in. Today at Shiny we’re going to be looking at one-pieces, which apparently are sexy again – THANK GOD.
I love the high street’s new flux of swimsuits available because they are so much more forgiving than two-pieces – except now they’re sexy as well as functional. The first swimsuit I laid my eyes on in my search for flattering swimwear just happened to be a gorgeous yellow lace-effect costume from Asos.com which reminded me of Christopher Kane’s neon lace dresses and skirt suits – so on trend this summer, and kind to curvy and skinny girls alike. The result is a modern, contemporary design that has just the right of sexiness for me.
Another favourite from my search was a gingham strapless costume from Frost French that reminded me of old photographs of Marilyn Monroe on the beach. It’s a very vintage-feel design that will hide any stray tummy wobbles, but emphasise your hips and waist so that you can cut a bombshell figure on the beach. I have to say that I love fifties-inspired swimwear but I don’t like time-warp head-to-toe dressing – keep your beach look modern with some contemporary sunglasses and leather sandals
What do you think about the comeback of the one-piece? Do you think it’s fantastic that they’re back in vogue or do you think they should stay a thing of the eighties? Check out the gallery above and let us know.