Return of the One-Piece

c010407a2240bffe4c5d71275f39d0c1The one-piece is back. Oh, the joy of it. How could we have forgotten how flattering it is? Having been a bikini girl for years, this year I heeded the lure of the one-piece like a siren call.

It started when I saw this swimsuit at the Hush S/S15 press day and proceeded to badger the lovely Tanya (Hush’s amazing PR) as though she personally could ensure it was online in time for me to purchase it for my holiday. To my delight, she did it (or, errr, it was always scheduled to land mid-May). It is so flattering, so chic (there’s a touch of Eres about it) that I am contemplating buying the blue, too. Yes, initially I baulked at the price tag; I have always been of the ‘throwaway’ mentality when it comes to swimwear – and whilst there is nothing wrong whatsoever with a pre-holiday swimwear-buying spree at H&M, I am now a convert to investing in great quality. I swear this swimsuit sucks me in.

I do think a solid colour – a dark one for the timid – are the way forward. At least at first. Graduate to the bright, bold colours when you feel braver (or have a bit of colour – real or otherwise). And I love a vintage vibe – think Taylor Swift (who wore a vintage-style number from Anthropolgie – which promptly sold out. This is similar.) And if it’s good enough for the “Shake It Off girl” as she’s known in my house, then it’s good enough for me.

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Vintage boyleg swimsuit, £59, Boden; Double scallop trim suit, £36, Topshop

Colour block

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Halter swimsuit, £70, Hush; Halter underwire one-piece, £112, J.Crew

Image: Heidi Harrington-Johnson and Emily Senko for Elle Italia, shot by Alexis Dahan



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