I remember my first bikini, well. I was a freshmen in high school, spring breaking in Florida, when I made the big transition from a one-piece swimsuit to a bikini. It’s one of those fashion memories that just sticks. A two-piece? I had ARRIVED!
Since making the big switch, I’ve had a string of navel exposing bikinis and to be honest, they’ve made life much easier. I’m tall. Finding a one-piece swimsuit that has enough length in the torso is a challenge I know well! But, imagine my surprise that in time I’d start gravitating back to the one-piece.
4 back surgeries later, I’ve become a fan of the one-piece as they nicely conceal my scars. Oh no, it’s not that I’m embarrassed by them – in fact, I wear them proudly like a badge of honor – but I get tired of them being a topic of conversation. Have you ever noticed how truly nose-y people are? I have, and while it does slightly baffle me – I try to steer clear of the Gladys Kravitz-es of the world. (Shoutout to Bewitched!)
It’s 2015, and the one-piece swimsuit is once again have a bit of a ‘moment’. From retro suits that Esther Williams would die for, to modern monochrome and sheer paneling. The swimsuit that hides your tummy is sexy, flattering and totally chic.
Honestly, I’m glad to see the one-piece swimsuit back! I love the mix of throwback suits that take us back to the 50’s, prints and color. Grabby a floppy hat, a great pair of sunglasses and look stylish while lounging poolside this summer. Added perk? You don’t have to worry about having a food tummy after lunch. Win, win!
What’s your vote: One-Piece or Two?