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!
Is it beach time yet? Australian brand Zimmermann released their Summer swim lookbook, and we almost drooled on our computer screens as we flipped through the incredibly chic, sexy swimwear. It didn't help matters that it was shot in some of the bluest waters we've ever seen. Click through this slideshow to see the fantastic swim looks from Zimmermann this Summer.
>> We have a warm weekend ahead of us, so dress accordingly with our fantastic Friday picks. We've been dreaming about Isabel Marant dresses, Proenza Schouler heels, cool accessories, and the perfect one-piece suit from Zimmermann. Join in on the fun with all of our picks above!
Left to right: Isabel Marant Gusto Striped Dress ($420), Swash Quilt ($1,030), 3.1 Phillip Lim Box Necklace ($195), Proenza Schouler Sandals ($995), Alexander McQueen Western Leather Cuff ($345), Zimmermann Laughing Gull One-Piece ($318)
As we've come to expect from Zimmermann, the label's Spring '11 looks are covered in eye-catching prints. But, for the upcoming season, it's more modern with body-con cuts, playful proportions, and abstract prints and florals in muted tones. It's feminine, but not girlish or saccharine; in fact, quite the opposite, almost icy-cool and sexy in all of its subtleties. Click through to glimpse the very cool collection.
Did you hear? Fab met Erin Wasson last week at Azalea Boutique in San Francisco when she was in town promoting her latest Low Luv collection. First she preached ditching trends and sticking to your signature style, but there's way more. Her Summer style is entirely no-fuss, she gravitates towards basic bikinis, and she likes to diversify her modeling career by mixing high-fashion and commercial work. Hear it all in her own words below.
FabSugar: What are some of your Summer essentials?
Erin Wasson: I'm that beach bum that's always on the beach, I don't need a towel, I'm happy to get sand in all of my crap. I'm not the girl that puts on a frilly little dress to go down to the pool. When I go on vacation, and I go to Hawaii quite often, literally everything I need can fit in a bag this size [pointing to her Alexander Wang tote]. A white t-shirt, a pair of denim cut-off shorts, a pair of flip-flops, a couple bathing suits.
To hear more from Fab's chat with Erin, read more
Warning: viewing Aussie brand Zimmermann's Summer look book may leave you lusting for sunny shores. Or at least, a righteous new bikini. I don't know if it's the sultry suits, the seductive models, or the styling, but it's all so Fabtastic. This hottie reminds me of Margherita Missoni (the crimson pucker), and this one is rocking my mismatched swim style. Zimmermann also makes ready-to-wear and cover-ups . . . you were warned.
Since 2001, sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann have been producing sophisticated, feminine swimwear silhouettes under their Australian-based Zimmermann
label. The sisters' most recent resort lineup—which is full of sexy one-piece suits, bikinis and mini dresses with graphic cutouts—makes us wish we were writing this from a beach in Brazil. Nevertheless, we're pleased to peruse the swimwear collection online here and here
along with the duo's accessory and lingerie offerings while dreaming of well-dressed, sun-filled getaways.
Earlier we shared our favorite ski vacation gear. Now—for those of you jetting off with Marc and Lorenzo to St. Barths or to Turks and Caicos with Donna over the holiday break—we present our favorite buy now pieces from the latest resort collections. For maximum style on the beach, you can't go wrong in a Zimmermann bikini and Jil Sander sunnies with Missoni's knit dress thrown over for lunch and an afternoon cocktail.
After checking out its yummy resort presentation in NYC, I've been smitten with all things Zimmermann. Yes, the live show was amazing, but there's something about this look book that pulls me in even deeper. The dank, gritty lighting and hotel backdrop reminds me of humid Summer nights in Costa Rica and the swimwear is beyond amazing. I don't know any girl who could deny the brand's sexy cuts and tropical prints. I'm particularly taken with this batik-print bikini top — the charms are irresistibly fresh. Keep clicking for more scintillating swimwear from Zimmermann!