SUMMER EDIT / TIGHT & WHITE
I've got a thing for white this summer. White sand beaches, white swimsuits (and sadly at the moment, a skin tone that's not too far off).
But in particular, I've formed a soft spot for white one-pieces. There's just something about the way they add a touch of elegance to your beach attire and do a damn good job at showing off that well-earned (or well-applied?) tan that makes them my must-have swimwear this season.
I've been living in my white Topshop one-piece whenever I've had the chance to escape to blue skies and blue waters - and I figure the more I add to my collection, the more excuses to head beach bound, right?
Check out the eight white one-pieces I'm lusting over this summer:
(P.S. Sorry to all South Hemisphereans currently rugged up while reading this - inspiration for a cheeky little mid-winter getaway?)
topshop / hunza g
Bow Swimsuit £150
After finding my fave one-piece (above) at Topshop, I always keep an eye on their swimwear range - and this beauty last caught my attention. It has all the slim and sculpting elegance of a one-piece but teamed with the allure of a bare mid-drift and exaggerated bow detail over the bust - perfect for us ladies who have a little less going on up top.
Entwined Lace-up Swimsuit £265
The fashion world has fallen hard for the lace-up trend this season and swimwear is no exception. There's no denying that this Karla Colletto design is a pricey number but with its daring lace-up plunge front, the cost-per-stare on the beach this summer will make it worth every cent.
+ A more wallet-friendly version is available from topshop us,
bec + Bridge
Songbird One piece AUD $100*
When I'm not in a bikini this summer, I'm sunning my shoulders in off-the-shoulder tops. This Bec + Bridge piece is the best of both worlds - a striking swimsuit for a day on the beach turned perfect leotard, paired with jeans or palazzo pants, for an evening at the bar.
↑ *Currently 50% off on the iconic.com.au
+ another Similar style here from
SOLID & STRIPED
The Claudia Swimsuit £145
I've always loved the classiness of a one-shoulder style. But with Solid & Striped placing this cutout perfectly and flatteringly around your waist, this show of skin is a subtle way to add a little sexy.
Antibes One Piece £380
Ever since I was introduced to Marysia Swim by Muse (a gorgeous boutique in Auckland) I've had a big crush on Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves' swimwear. This off-white beauty is based on her best-selling Antibes bikini - complete with Marysia's premium fabrics, bandeau top and signature scalloped edges - but adds just that perfect amount of coverage.
Stretch Mesh Paneled Swimsuit US$175*
This was an obvious inclusion as my other go-to piece this season is a Zimmermann bikini and it's made me fall in love with the label's swimwear. This plunge one-piece is the perfect design to sculpt a gal's silhouette: darted cups, high-rise briefs, and a sheer stretch-mesh panel that gives the illusion of a bikini and draws in the waist.
*50% off on Zimmermann's US site ↑
Josephine Off-the-shoulder Pleated Swimsuit £275
Another gorgeous off-the-shoulder piece that elegantly flatters those sun-kissed shoulders. Perfect in pleats, or for a piece complete with ruffles and a cheaper price tag, have a look at this Trina Turk number (£104).
Assuan White Swimsuit €195
Made with fabrics from Italy and handmade in Sardinia, this La Revêche beauty instantly transports you to a Mediterranean paradise.
ONE LAST MUST HAVE
If a white swimsuit is an essential on your summer list but you're not going to be horizontal on a sun lounger all season, then a good bottle of fake sunshine should be on your essentials list too.
MY FAVE: Bondi Sands Self-Tanning Foam - It's Australia's #1 self-tanning brand and my absolute fave. It leaves you with a natural sun-kissed colour and not with that nasty fake tan smell.