As far as I’m concerned, the maillot couldn’t have picked a better time to make a comeback. Maillot (pronounced my-oh) is just the french word for one-piece bathing suit, but it sounds fancier, no? Well, either way, it’s still the answer to my pre-summer dilemma. While we’re still a few good weeks of spin class away from baking on the Jersey shore (or the Long Island shore), M and I are going on a tropical vacation much sooner than that — and sad to say, I’m not beach-ready. Luckily for me and my post-Easter tummy pooch, maillots are a summer trend this year! While the one-piece selection is usually scarce, this year there are some fantastic suits in bright colors, eye-catching prints, and wonderful textures at all price points.
Note: When I shop for a swimsuit, 3 things are important to me and I tried to stick to that criteria when I chose these.
- It is a fun color or has a great pattern
- It properly supports ‘the girls’
- It doesn’t cause weird tan lines (I think there’s one exception on this list….)
Here are my faves. And stay tuned below to see which two I picked up (and one that I didn’t):
I took a trip to Nordy’s recently and picked up the following for my upcoming vacation.
Robin Piccone ‘Penelope’ Crochet Overlay One Piece Swimsuit in white (although it’s only available in black and blush on the Nordy website). I love the tan-through detail around the torso. It’s just revealing enough to be sexy but it does a wonderful job of concealing imperfections.
La Blanca ‘Glimmer Girl’ Shirred One Piece Bandeau. I just fell in love with the fit of this suit. It’s flattering and vibrant and I can’t wait to wear it on the beach.
While browsing the Bloomie’s website before my shopping trip, I saw this Marc Jacobs Peplum Finch-Printed suit and absolutely fell in love with everything about it. But alas it wasn’t meant to be. Because I’m top heavy, the flaps on the top portion didn’t sit right :(. But it’s completely adorable for someone who’s smaller on top. I still love it…
So, what’s your favorite type of ‘hide my flaws’ swimsuit? Do you ever venture away from the two-piece and into one-piece territory?