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Beach-ready: 6 one-piece swimsuits for the summer

If you’re prepping for that long-awaited, well-deserved summer vacation, then swimwear should be at the top of your packing list. While bikinis are great options, some prefer more daring beach-ready styles without showing as much midriff.

One-piece swimsuits may have started trending again last year, but they’re here to stay for 2017 too. Often more flattering for those without Victoria’s Secret Angels’ physiques, some styles are also versatile enough to be used as a top.

Whether you’re jetting off to the Caribbean or headed to the poolside, here are six one-piece swimsuits that you should trade your bikini in for this summer.

Kiini Yaz one-shoulder maillot

Its unique hand-crocheted trims and plethora of candy-toned hues might have spawned many a knock-off, but that hasn’t stopped Kiini from continuing to make some of the most sought-after swimsuits this season. The bohemian aesthetic is synonymous with this New York-based swimwear brand, and it translates to this one-shoulder piece, which would flatter most figures — particularly those with athletic bodies.

S$420, Kiini

Marysia Antibes Maillot

A crossover between a bandeau bikini and a maillot, Marysia’s Antibes is a one-piece that combines femininity and functionality. The brand’s signature scalloped edges line the top half of the swimsuit, and its dusty pink colourway is perfect for romantic sunsets by the beach. Choose to wear it with or without the halter straps for a different look.

S$486, Marysia

Jonathan Simkhai lace-up swimsuit

In a fiery tomato-red hue, it’d be hard to avoid stares by the pool in this Jonathan Simkhai swimsuit. Its plunging lace-up front is a cheeky alternative to the regular one-piece. When you’re done with poolside lounging, layer the swimsuit with a skirt and you’re good to go, thanks to its intricate crisscross back. Hip-framing mesh trims and adjustable ties will ensure you get the best possible fit.

S$412, Jonathan Simkhai

Stella McCartney botanical-embroidered swimsuit

Always inspired by the whimsical florals native to Britain, Stella McCartney incorporates her love for botanicals into her range of swimwear. Distinctly feminine, the classic one-piece silhouette gets updated with floral embroidery, and is delicately trimmed with scalloped edges and triangle cups. Now all you need is a cocktail, wide-brimmed hat, and a chic pool to lounge by.

S$538, Stella McCartney

Missoni crochet-knit one-piece

Made with the label’s trademark zigzag crochet-knit, this colourful one-piece is perfect for summers by the Mediterranean. For a complete look, opt for one of the brand’s similarly designed maxi skirts, and you’re set for the rest of the evening.

S$576, Missoni

Eres Cassiopee bandeau swimsuit

Fans of minimalist swimsuit designs will appreciate Eres’ expertly cut and strategically contoured Cassiopee bandeau one-piece. In a stunning shade of Lapis and cut from stretchy Peau Douce matte knit, this iconic swimsuit is also separated by a U-shaped ring, and is as convenient as it is sophisticated.

S$594, Barney’s

Shatricia Nair
Managing Editor
Shatricia Nair is a motoring, watches, and wellness writer who is perpetually knee-deep in the world of V8s, tourbillons, and the latest fitness trends. She is fuelled by peanut butter and three cups of coffee a day.