I’m declaring 2018 the year of the one piece swimsuit. I actually sported a couple one pieces last summer, but I didn’t fully embrace the trend until now. As you guys know, I just got back from Hawaii on Monday. This was the first vacation since I was probably 10 years old where I wore only one piece swimsuits. And I loved every second of it.
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I’ll admit, I don’t have the world’s greatest abs. I like tacos, pizza and wine wayyy too much, which is just fine by me. If it really bothered me, maybe I’d pass on the queso and quac from time to time. Errrrr, not going to happen. However, I’m all about a trend where I don’t have to put my abs on full display. Call me self conscious if you want. I’m actually calling myself confident and comfortable in a swimsuit for the first time in decades.
Never in a million years did I think I’d be comfortable posting swimsuit photos on my blog. To be honest, I’m really embarrassed I’m putting them out there, but I’m hoping one day I’ll look back and them and be happy I did. The only reason I’m doing it is because there is absolutely nothing revealing about these photos. After all, this is how I spent my vacation. Chilling on the beach with my kiddos and making memories. And I’m fully convinced the one piece trend is the solution to moms enjoying summer at the pool and beach. Therefore, I’m sharing my favorite one pieces for moms (human moms, dog moms, fish moms, whatever) as a way to spread the love.
OK, let’s talk about this tropical off the shoulder suit first. I have a funny story about this one. I ordered this suit, along with the palm print suit you’ll find below off Amazon on a whim. I was looking for an off the shoulder one piece and these would arrive at my house within two days thanks to good old Prime shipping. Only problem was when the suit arrived, it was a completely different pattern. This was the off the shoulder swimsuit I originally ordered. I liked the pattern that arrived, but the one I paid for had more white and pink instead of red and orange.
I reached out to Amazon about it and they refunded my money and told me to keep it. Score. As it turns out, it was my favorite suit I wore on my trip. It was super comfortable and in my opinion, the most flattering. Sadly, I can’t find the exact one on Amazon, but this one is really similar and only $10. I ordered a size small and would say it fits true to size. One of my friends ordered a different pattern of the one I originally ordered and thought it ran short, so keep that in mind if you have a long torso. My torso is about as short as it gets so I’m no help there.
Now let’s talk about this adorable palm print swimsuit with the cute ruffle on top. Like I said, I ordered it along with the tropical print above and originally planned on only keeping one. However, when Amazon refunded my money due to the issue with the print, I decided to go ahead and keep them both. This one is only a whopping $15.99 so I figured I was doing pretty well for two cute suits. This one also comes with removable shoulder straps if you want to turn it into a cold shoulder type of look.
I didn’t have any problems with either suit falling down and thought they were both pretty comfortable. I even was able to pull my arms out of the ruffles when I was sitting in the sun to avoid odd tan lines.
Finally, if you guys follow me on Instagram then you saw the photo I shared wearing this striped one piece swimsuit earlier this week. I’m a lover of all things with stripes so I’ve been admiring the swimsuit brand Solid and Striped since last year. The brand is pretty pricey, as most of their suits run around $160. In early January, I found this bathing suit for $110 off the original price and ordered it as quickly as I could. The colors are even prettier in person than in the photos. This exact color combo isn’t available anymore, but this one and this one are really similar and the same style. I don’t see the one piece trend going anywhere anytime soon so I’m giving you permission to splurge on a cute striped suit.
Also, I wore this cute boho swimsuit which you might remember from my post a couple weeks back. I didn’t get any new photos wearing it in Hawaii, so head back to my post in Mexico for swimsuit details.
Finally, I’ve also rounded up my favorite one piece swimsuits that would be perfect for spring break and summer below. What do you think about the one piece trend? Let me know in the comments!
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