Blame it on the rise of neoprene as a fashion-forward fabric or our growing awareness of skin cancer, but one thing’s for sure: cover-ups are cool now.
Sleek, ‘60s-style one-pieces have been gaining traction for a few summers now, but this new iteration takes things one step further. Presenting… the rashie-style one-piece.
“The style is on the rise for two reasons: one is the obvious that it has great sun protection and secondly – they are super flattering,” says marie claire fashion director Jana Pokorny. “We've seen plenty of rashie vest two-pieces but a one-piece makes more of a fashion statement.”
Case in point: Une Piece, the Australian-made swimwear label by Brisbane-based mum-to-be Carly Brown. Une Piece’s “original sexy rashie”, $195, attracted a 500-strong wait list of women wanting to preorder it over the weekend, according to news.com.au reports.
Need one now? Head to our sister site Styled By marie claire, where we’ve rounded up seven similar styles you can shop now. And if you prefer a two-piece version, Jana recommends hitting up Seafolly’s stylish designs.