The season of backyard pool parties, trips to the beach, and days spent at the lake are almost upon us. This means it’s time to begin the search for a new swimsuit. I’ve heard many, many times from women our age how much they dread shopping for a new swimsuit. I used to feel the same way, but over the last several years I’ve developed a deep appreciation of my body. I refuse to let the fear of showing a little skin rob me of the pleasure of making memories with my friends and family, and I encourage you to do the same! So, I hope this one piece swimsuit guide, or try-on haul, will be helpful for you.
When looking at new swimwear, I am shopping for something that makes me feel comfortable and confident. There are so many styles of swimsuits available from bikinis to swim dresses, but today, we are going to talk about one-pieces. These are the swimsuits I packed with me on my recent trip to Miami.
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One Piece Swimsuit Guide
I typically find myself gravitating towards one-piece swimsuits. I find them classic and flattering. I try to search for ones that are not boring (you all know boring isn’t allowed in my closet!), and this Magicsuit Diana Black Embellished Swimsuit from Chico’s is anything but boring. Not only does it have all-over slimming control, but adjustable neckline coverage and adjustable straps.
I also really like the fun embellishments on the suit and the little cut-out on the chest which is a little sassy, but totally modest! I grabbed this suit in my regular 12, and it fits perfectly.
Let’s talk about the real star of the show with this outfit, which is this high-neck open cover-up from Boston Proper. It’s currently out of stock, but I found a similar option here. This coverup brings all the drama, and I felt so chic walking around in it! You could also add a belt to keep it closed if you wanted to wear it as more of a maxi. This pair of oversized black sunglasses completed the look.
You girls know how I feel about bright and happy colors! That’s why I knew when I saw this swimsuit from Boston Proper that I needed it for my trip to Miami. The ruching on the front in combination with the fun pattern is great for camouflaging any problem areas in the tummy area.
The twist front detail and the sweetheart neckline make this suit feminine and fun. I paired it with this sheer button-down cover-up. I love the lace pattern, plus I think I could wear this over a white camisole as a spring or summer top. It never fails, every time I wear this cover-up someone stops me and asks me where I got it. I’m wearing a large.
When I shared about The Best Vacation Purses and Totes recently, this Beach Please bag made the line-up. This heavyweight canvas tote bag is water-resistant and has ample room for all of your beach essentials. It’s available in several other sayings like ‘Weekend Please’, which is great since it’s the perfect size for a weekend getaway!
I loved the style of the last swimsuit so much that I grabbed it in a classic black as well. This is such a timeless look and a one piece swimsuit that you can wear from season to season without worrying about it going out of style. It’s such great quality that I can see myself getting use out of this for many years to come.
I love leopard print (are you surprised, haha!) and so this maxi-length leopard print cover-up had to come with me to Miami! I love the duster length, especially if I am feeling like I am getting too much sun and need to cover up. This quilted handbag was great for the pool, but it would also be good for stashing your gym clothes or running errands! I like that it has a handle and a removable strap.
Sun protection is so important, especially when you’re at the beach or the pool, so I put on this woven visor. If you have long hair, visors allow you to still put your hair up in a bun or ponytail and also lean against your beach chair without anything in the way. For this look, I also grabbed my Birkenstock look-alikes. You will catch me wearing these with jeans and denim shorts all spring and summer long!
I couldn’t have a one piece swimsuit guide without including a swimsuit with some drama. The last swimsuit I took with me was this stunning one-shoulder Miraclesuit from Chico’s. It comes in the most beautiful and slimming shade called Midnight. The website says it makes you look ten pounds lighter in ten seconds… sign me up! I am wearing it in my regular size 12, and it fits true to size.
You will want to take care not to get any tan lines in this one, but I love the unique look of the one-shoulder silhouette. The mesh cut-outs add a little interest and sassiness without being too revealing. Who says we have to dress boring just because we are over 50?!
Wide-brim hats are great for keeping the sun off of your face, neck, and shoulders for a long day in the sun. This hat is my favorite for lounging by the pool and at the beach! My hat is old and no longer available, but here is one that is similar. It’s neutral so it can be paired with any swimsuit. I also grabbed this woven vegan leather bag that I included in my recent vacation bag round-up. I can even see myself carrying it this fall, so I know I’ll easily get my money’s worth out of it.
I paired this suit with the sheer coverup that I wore with the colorful Boston Proper suit and these Bay Slide sandals from Sam Edelman. I kicked them off in the sand, but they were so cute for going to lunch, and I can’t wait to wear them with my spring and summer outfits!
Did you like today’s one piece swimsuit guide? Let me know in the comments what you liked the best.
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