I haven’t worn a one piece swimsuit since I was seven years old. Sometime between Nintendo 64 and neck chokers, they lost their cool and we’re ditched when MTV replaced Nickelodeon as a regular rotation on our box tv. While I will still opt for a two-piece over a one-piece, there are a couple of reasons why we should “love” on this style once again.
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One: They double as a shirt at the beach. Whether you are throwing on a pair of cut off denim shorts or a flowy maxi skirt, a plain color one-piece makes beach to lunch access an easier option.
Two: More sun protection. Day one at the beach, you get totally fried (guilty) day two, time to bring out the one-piece to cover some of your burnt stomach (extra guilty) and the higher SPF.
Three: Sophisticated and stylish. Planning a vacation with family members (yours or others) a side cut one-piece shows off your confidence better than a scantily clad two-piece could. It also shows respect for those around you, and makes the beach less about the skin exposure and more about the time spent there.
Four: Better for Water Sports. Nothing is worse than crashing from a wave and between gasping for air you’re grabbing at your top or bottoms that might have slipped off. A one-piece eliminates those moments and is overall better for physical activity on or along the beach.
If you’re heading to the beach soon, check my list for the 10 Essential Items you need for Your Next Beach Trip here.