If you thought one-pieces were the thing you wear when you get too old for bikinis (never!), take a look at our ten best one-pieces. Some are retro and sexy, some sleek and modern, others sexy and bare. A one-piece suit is ultra sophisticated and a fashion-forward choice this Summer. The added bonus of these suits? Try them with a pair of gauzy pants for a casual dinner out, or a little flouncy skirt and espadrilles. These one-pieces are so fashionable they can do double-duty in your closet.
>> One-piece swimsuits are currently experiencing a new wave of interest thanks to designers like Rag & Bone, Mara Hoffman, and Zimmermann. Whether you're the type who prefers lounging by the pool or splashing in the ocean, we culled our favorite looks — ranging from retro styles to modern silhouettes — for you to rock this Summer. Click the slideshow to see our top one-piece wonders, then click on the links to shop!
With swim season and bikini weather on its way, we thought we'd take the opportunity to hone in on your styling skills for the ultimate beachy vacation. Think Cabo, Mykonos, and Bali, then capitalize on the season's best swimwear. We want a look that features a standout suit and all the right accessories. From your beach tote to your shades, and any hat, jewels, scarves, or cover-ups, we want a head-to-toe look that's perfect for soaking up the sun and hanging in the surf. The rest is up to you — and we can't wait to see what you come up with!
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We always find an excuse to invest in a fantastic bikini every Summer, and this season, H&M has given us a load of cute options to make our yearly expenditure a little more guilt-free. With swimwear ranging around $15 per piece, there's enough wiggle room in your wallet show to show off more than one option on the beach. We're contemplating nabbing this exotic print bikini, and even a sexy, solid one-piece confection. Click the slideshow to check out all of H&M's offerings, then head to the nearest location near you and start trying on!
We love the curves and gap-toothed beauty of Lara Stone, so we're thrilled to see her modeling the season's swim in this sexy, glowing story shot by Mario Testino for Vogue. It's filled with luscious swimsuits, a couple of hot guy model cameos, a sunny Rio de Janeiro backdrop, and references to Brigitte Bardot's sex kitten appeal. If you weren't psyched for Summer already, click through these pictures and we promise you will be.
>> It's a day like today — which requires trudging through slush — when our minds are driven to dream of someplace warmer. Mara Hoffman's swimwear, with its cool prints and genius cuts, isn't quelling those thoughts. For Spring 2011, the designer drew influence from Africa, using mud-cloth and batik prints to create a colorful display of bikinis, swimsuits, and cover-ups. Check out the complete lookbook, which includes new silhouettes like a ruffle bustier bikini and beaded string bikini, for more warm weather musings.
She's not the first one to sport the big-cat-emblazoned one-piece, but following in Rihanna's footsteps, Diane Kruger's showing off her affinity for the wild panther print. The designers behind the kitty-cat face, We Are Handsome, are known for their graphic suits, but this one ($375) may be the boldest of their creations. While beau Joshua Jackson seems to like it, I'm putting it to you — what do you make of the fierce fashion statement?
Smoking Summers usually have one requirement: hot suits. So, who better to lead a little tutorial than our celebs in Vegas? Can you think of a hotter place? I didn't think so — desert heat, hottie celeb sightings, and a dress code without limits. Beat the Summer heat and click through for a little celebrity-inspired lesson in what to wear when you're posting up poolside.
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, sticking to your fitness routine on the road can be a challenge. I like to mix up my routine while traveling by renting a bike or taking a walking tour. You can also pack your workout clothes and equipment to hit the hotel gym or go for a run.
However, if you're trying to pack light, your best bet may be a swim cap and goggles. Long ago, I vowed never to travel without a swimsuit. Too many times, I ended up at hotels I didn't know would have pools and cursed myself for not bringing a swimsuit, which takes up minimal suitcase space. Same goes for a swim cap and goggles, which are also lightweight and small. Now, whether I'm camping somewhere with freshwater swimming or staying an elevator ride from a lap pool, I can always get some exercise.
Do you pack swim gear when you travel?
Bikini season is in full effect, and we're reporting bright neon, geometric prints, 60s-inspired style, and tribal and paisley prints will be hot this season. Allison covers the Mara Hoffman, Trina Turk, Cia Maritima, and White Sands Australia runways from Miami to bring you the newest trends in swimwear.