The One Piece. It's what I am all about after having kids. I still wear a bikini but I feel so much better in a one piece when I feel like all my extra flab is sucked in. Plus I just find they are more practical when dealing with kids in the water. You don't have to worry about your top coming down or any other wardrobe mishaps. There are so many amazing options right now.
Floral Bandeau | Floral Halter | Embroidered One Shoulder | Black One Shoulder | Geometric Cut-Out| Medallion Bandeau
We spend a lot of time at the pool and beach in the warmer months so I have accumulated quite the selection of one pieces. Some styles and brands I love more than others and I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite styles.
I bought this after I had Sterling and 6 years later I still wear it often. The top is padded and offers support so it helps your boobs not to look saggy which is always a plus post babies. I find the rouching in the stomach area really helps to give the illusion of a flat tummy and is flattering. Sizing wise I have an 8 in this suit. It most bathing suits I order up from my normal size. A 6 would probably fit me now since I bought the 8 right after I had Sterling and still was not back to my normal size. But the 8 works and I was also able to wear this while pregnant with Frances.
I have mentioned Marysia swim on here many times but it is truly one of my all time favorite swim wear lines. Fun fact she used to live Charleston when she was first starting her line and I had the pleasure of meeting her! Yes, they are on the expensive side but I feel it is worth the money. I feel like a million bucks in her bathing suits. I do try and watch for them to go on sale it makes the purchase not sting quite so much if you can find it on sale.
Sizing wise I wear a small in her suits. I am typically a medium in swim suits but after visiting Everything but Water and actually trying these suits on it really helped me get a feel for her sizing. The sales person assured me a medium would stretch out too much and to go a size smaller than what you think you need. She was totally was right, the small fits perfectly. These suits are fully lined but they do not have padding. You can have own padding sown in if you feel you need it. Typically Everything But Water has pads they will give you for free if you ask and you just have to have someone sow them in. I find the halter style offers enough support though and I don't miss the padding.
This Stripe version is currently on sale.
There are several other Marysia styles on sale right now on Net a Porter. Scroll through to see them all and you can click on the image to shop.
I am contemplating this gorgeous one piece. I am a sucker for a good black one piece.
This Mara Hoffman is one of my favorite cut-out styles because it doesn't show too much skin. I usually wear a medium in her suits.
This pattern is currently 30% off, I have it in the navy color.
I also like this Micheal Kors version I just bought for this Summer.
and it's on sale right now too making it under $75. I am wearing a size 6 in this style.
The One Piece gotta love it!