The Most Flattering One-Piece Swimsuits For Summer
It’s a universal truth of summer in the South, as unavoidable as frizz-teasing humidity and as bothersome as backyard mosquitoes: Shopping for bathing suits is the worst. So we’ve done the grueling work for you, rounding up the best looking and most flattering one-pieces from our favorite stores and sites, so all you have to do is add to cart! Whether you’re a toes-in-the-sand beach bum who lives for bright patterns, or you’re a laidback lake lover who sticks to watery hues and nautical stripes, we’ve got something for every kind of summer gal. Here, 14 swimsuit picks that you’ll look good in and feel great wearing, wherever the warm summer breezes carry you.
Grosgrain Tie-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit in Belvedere Red
Buy it here: $118; jcrew.com
Princess seams and waterproof ribbon ties on the shoulders give this sweet red suit classic style in spades.
Sunn Lab Polka Dot Halter Wrap One Piece Swimsuit in Moss/Pearl
Buy it here: $39.99; target.com
Dial up the retro flair in a throwback-perfect polka dot halter in understated hues. Bonus points for the flattering wrap-style waist.
J.Crew Playa Printed Laguna Ruched One-Piece Swimsuit in Neon Fuchsia
Buy it here: $62.50; jcrew.com
Leave your wallflower ways at home, and go bold and bright for your next beach weekend in this wildly colorful number.
Knot-Front Swimsuit in Orange You Glad
Buy it here: $44.99 (currently on sale for $22.50!); oldnavy.com
We can’t get enough of this fresh-squeezed find, from its flirty tie at the front to its peek-a-boo cutout in the back.
Solid & Striped The Nadine Pucker in Yellow
Buy it here: $168; shopbop.com
Take your color cues from the sun in a textured pick that’s just right for breezy boat rides. It ties at the neck for a secure fit.
Loft Beach Coral Reef Ring Halter One Piece Swimsuit
Buy it here: $89.50; loft.com
Groovy, baby! Make waves in a psychedelic suit with a beach-weekend-worthy coral reef print.
Kate Spade New York Scalloped Bandeau One Piece in Tagine Pink
Buy it here: $120; shopbop.com
Go strapless for sitting pretty by the pool, or easily slide on the halter strap for no-fuss play on the beach.
Textured Off-the-Shoulder Swimsuit in Sunshine Gardens
Buy it here: $49.99 (currently on sale for $25); oldnavy.com
The off-the-shoulder trend isn’t going anywhere, and it’s as popular as ever in the swim department. We love the textured stripe of this sunny pick.
Square-Neck One-Piece Swimsuit in Light Purple
Buy it here: $35 (currently on sale for $20); oldnavy.com
Add an unexpected dose of fun with a lace-up back style in this year’s “it” color. (Bonus: It’s totally a steal.)
Gianni Bini Off the Shoulder Ruffle One Piece in Dahlia
Buy it here: $99; dillards.com
Show a little bit of shoulder—and skip any unseemly tan lines—in a frilled, flirty number that’s ready for your next tropical getaway.
Vince Camuto V-Neck Wrap Tie One Piece Swimsuit in Lagoon
Buy it here: $122; bloomingdales.com
We’ve found the preppiest suit on the boardwalk, thanks to the two-stripe pattern play to the ladylike tie at the waist.
High Leg One Piece Suit
Buy it here: $59.95 (currently on sale for $52); gap.com
Hot pink and coral colorblock … Need we say more? We don’t, but we will: The high-cut leg and scoop back silhouette give this one piece a family-friendly dose of sass.
Stripe One-Piece Suit in Blue and White
Buy it here: $69.95 (currently on sale for $60); gap.com
Hit the dock in seafaring stripes! A low back with crossed spaghetti straps adds a little edge to the tank-style suit.
Women’s Slender Wrap One Piece Swimsuit in Teal Blue
Buy it here: $129 (currently on sale for $77.50); landsend.com
Get function and style in this ocean blue suit with a slimming silhouette and built-in sun protection too.