Current women's one piece swimwear trends
The latest designs are true statements in sophistication and style that could easily earn themselves a place in your everyday wardrobe. The latest trends are for monotone colours with high-shine or textured finishes, strategic colour blocking for maximum silhouette enhancement, and Australian designers, in particular, are inspired by the boho chic vibes of Byron Bay.
Tips for buying swimwear online
As much as we love online shopping, buying swimwear from the comfort of your keyboard can be very hit and miss. Looking at how a piece looks on a model that has no similarities in body shape to you can be a recipe for disappointment. But if you can’t get in-store, or can’t get the swimwear brands you like locally, then follow these top tips:
Tip 1: Search social media
The beauty of Instagram is there’s no shortage of swimsuit examples on different body shapes. Check out a brand’s Insta feed to see their designs on a range of women (hint: look at the pics they’ve been tagged in), or if you know an influencer with a similar body shape as you, stalk their account to see what styles and brands they love to wear.
Tip 2: Read the size charts
Swimwear doesn’t necessarily follow the same sizing rules as traditional fashion so before you add to cart, double check your measurements against their size chart.
Tip 3: Check the returns policy
Familiarise yourself with a brand’s return policy, and pay special attention to their rules around swimwear (including sale items), as it may be different to general clothing. Due to hygiene reason, some companies won’t let you return swimsuits.
The one-piece swimsuits we’re loving right now
One-piece swimwear in Australia doesn’t have a summer use-by date. Check out our favourite swimsuits you’ll keep reaching for season after season, with tips on which ones are the best one-piece swimwear styles for your body shape.
- The cut-out
Cut-outs are like your beloved contouring makeup - they can accentuate your best features. All you have to do is search for one with cut-outs in all the right places. This one is great for adding the look of curves to an athletic silhouette.
- The low back
We can’t decide what we love more - the front or the back on this Zimmermann one-piece swimsuit. The frilled plunging neckline is giving us major ruffled tuxedo vibes, while the low-cut back is ultra-sexy.
- The skirted one
This playful coral cossie by Australian swimsuit designer Seafolly adds shape to those with non-existent hips. The metallic sheen makes this one-piece swimsuit the perfect beach-to-bar companion.
- The high cut style
Well hello, legs. A high-cut swimsuit elongates your legs, and thanks to the revival of nineties-inspired styles à la Baywatch, you’re spoilt for choice. Sommer Swim is best known for its cheeky high cut designs, front and back. This swimsuit is not for the faint of heart!
- The off-the-shoulder
Is it a swimsuit or a chic bodysuit? This black and white off-shoulder design brings classic elegance poolside.
- The one with underwire
For many with a fuller bust, a one-piece with underwire is non-negotiable. The contrasting panels on the sides of this suit create a cinched-in appearance on every body shape.
- The plunging neckline
In case you haven’t spotted this print about town, the leopard look is back with a vengeance. Swimsuits included. We adore the contrast of the sultry deep neckline and pretty bows in this one-piece swimwear style.
- The strapless one-piece
Show a little shoulder in this strapless number. The ruffle neckline enhances a smaller bust and balances out wide hips, while that rust-red hue is autumn’s best friend.
- The ruched swimsuit
Ruched swimsuits have a reputation for hiding our biggest body woes, but they can also look heavy as a result. We love this minimalist cross-body design that draws the eye in at the waist while still looking sleek.
- The halterneck
A halter neckline can help enhance a small chest, as well as stretch the look of petite torsos. Bonus: The subtle vertical stripes on this Peony swimwear style has a slimming effect.