What is a one-piece swimsuit?

One-piece swimsuits are the one-piece bathing suit that gives more coverage than bikinis. They can cover your upper body, be backless, have full sleeves, and have a V-cut - well, whatever one-piece styles you wish for! There are many to choose from.

One-pieces are the best for you if you happen to be a competitive swimmer as they give full coverage and are considered appropriate for competitions. Since 1912, one-pieces have been the official swimsuits for women in competitions.

 

 Kati One Piece in Floral

Kati One Piece in Floral

 

What is a bikini

Bikinis are two-piece swimsuits. Many wear bikinis on the beach or to a pool party. The amount of fabric and their coverage sets bikinis apart from one-piece swimsuits. Bikinis only offer minimum coverage of the body. Only the frontal pelvic area, the breasts, and buttocks would be covered in a bikini. That might be a bit uncomfortable for some people.

Bikinis also come in many different designs, though they do not have as many variations or styling options for covering more skin. Bikinis can be used as a mix and match for fun! That cannot be done with one-piece suits.

But which one should you choose? Which is the perfect swimsuit for you? We will be listing the pros of each swimsuit style and let you decide for yourself.

 

 Tulum Bikini Top in Red

Tulum Bikini Top in Red

 

Why do women love to have one-piece swimsuits?

They offer more security.

You cannot lose a one-piece swimsuit the way you can lose a bikini.

Imagine this: you lose one of your garments due to a strong current; embarrassing, right? Well, that will not happen with a one-piece swimsuit. So you can swim without a care for the world!

Sun protection

No matter how much you love the sun, too much of it can be harmful. Thanks to the sun's UV rays. That is why protection from the sun's harmful rays is necessary. Sunscreen is a good option, but it does not work for hours.

One-pieces cover more skin than a bikini can, which means more of your skin is protected from the sun as one-pieces cover your stomach, and some even cover your back, arms, and knees.

One-piece swimsuits are versatile.

You can do many activities wearing a one-piece otherwise impossible with bikinis, such as playing beach volleyball or swimming in the harshest waves without the fear of an accident.

Many restaurants on the beach do not allow entry with bikinis, and neither are they appropriate for every situation. That is where one-pieces come in handy! A one-piece can be transformed into a nice outfit by throwing in jeans or a skirt! That is not possible with bikinis.

 

Bliss One Piece In Black And White

Bliss One Piece in Black and White

 

One-pieces are classy

One-pieces are classy, thanks to celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe. A one-piece gives a flattering fit and is the best if you are very self-conscious! It is okay if you do not think of your body as a bikini body; one-piece swimsuits have you covered!

Cover what you want to, show what you love

You can use a one-piece to cover what you want or feel insecure about and reveal what you like about your body. For example, high-waisted cuts are significant to show off your hips, and V-cups are excellent if you want to show off your cleavage.

No fear of losing the other half

People often end up losing the other half of bikinis. That is understandable because bikinis are two little pieces of fabric.

But chances are you will never lose a one-piece because it is not a tiny piece! And even if you lose one, you will not have to worry about what to do with the other half!

Why do so many women prefer bikinis?

Many options to choose from

Bikinis are for you if you are not afraid to show a little more skin! Bikinis come in many options, such as:

  • High-waisted bikinis
  • Cheeky bottoms
  • Bandeau top
  • Triangle cuts and many more!

Moreover, you can mix and match all the time to get a completely different and new look! So you can rock your bikini body any way you want.

Bikinis dry faster

As bikinis are tiny, they dry faster than one-pieces. That is great if you are traveling from one place to another frequently!

It gives you an almost-even tan.

People love tans, even if it's damaging to the skin. Maybe instead of protection, you want a nice tan, then bikinis are the choice for you as they cover little of your skin.

 

 Feeling Myself Bikini Top

Feeling Myself Bikini Top

 

Which one should you choose?

You might prefer both or want to know which is the best for you. Here is how you can choose the perfect swimsuit style for you:

What is the occasion?

Is the pool party or a trip to the beach with friends? Or is it with family? That will determine which is more appropriate to wear and what swimwear style. Usually, one-pieces are between for going out with family as they cover you well. With a friends' hangout, bikinis could be more suitable.

Where is the event taking place?

The surrounding environment plays a crucial role in being comfortable with what you wear. You might be more comfortable wearing a more-revealing bikini at a rooftop party with friends than in a public place surrounding strangers.

You might want to dress a bit conservatively around elders of your family or in-laws. But that does not mean you cannot look fabulous. Wear a sexy one-piece that will cover you well and yet look conservative.

The activities

Your beach or pool activities can determine which is the best to wear. If you are a casual swimmer, a bikini will work well. If you swim competitively or more than casually, then nylon one-pieces are the best option for you because, with bikinis, there is a fear of losing a piece while swimming,

If you participate in beach games, a one-piece is a better option because they give you enough coverage for moving freely without fear of mishaps. Make sure that your swimwear is practical for these activities.

If tanning is one of the activities you want to do, then choose a bikini as one-pieces cover you more for an entire tanned body.

How to choose the right swimsuit according to your body

 

Serene and Dreams sets

Serene and Dreams sets

Small busted

A regular bikini would be perfect with padding. If you want to draw attention to other parts of your body and divert attention away from your small bust- wear bikinis that emphasize the toned body. Try wearing knots, twists, or strings to places where you want to draw attention.

Big-chested

Big-chested girls have it hard to buy clothes that fit them and compliment their chests. If you are one of them, you might have faced trouble finding the right swimwear. We have a solution:

Try mixing and matching bikinis if trying one-piece swimsuits has not worked out. A structured swimsuit made of bandages is also a great option to support the chest.

Athletic in build

An asymmetrical one strap looks awesome on athletic bodies. You can even try one-pieces with tighter midriffs, twisted tops, colorful boy shorts, and gathers on the bust and hips if they are your style! Tankinis are great too, and if you want a curvier look, try color-blocking.

Pear-shaped

Life is hard for pear-shaped people trying to find the perfect swimsuit. The ones that fit your thighs and hips do not include your bust or vice versa. In that case, mix and match is a great way. Certain one-pieces work well and bring attention to the figure.

You can also try tankinis with ties and knots, a bandeau top with full coverage at the bottom, or a bikini with adjustable ties to completely fit your body.

Plus size

High-waisted bikinis are great for accentuating your body, or underwire support, or tummy control panels that can help you draw attention or divert it from the parts you want.

If you want a slimmer look, try playing with vertical and diagonal lines to create an illusion. You can try swimwear with a knot or gathering around the waist to slim down the waist.

Flat bottom

You can add colors or ruffles to make it look fuller or colorful and loud prints. Sometimes revealing the cheeks less helps.

Prominent things and hips

Try high-waisted one-pieces or swimsuits. If you want a slimmer look, go for dark colors.

 

Let´s Have Fun One Piece Swimsuit

Let´s Have Fun One Piece Swimsuit

 

Conclusion

Whatever your body shape and style you choose, you will surely rock this summer! One-piece vs. bikini boils down to which one you prefer. One-pieces offer many different styles, and so do bikinis. Ensure to keep an eye for the type of material as it matters a lot. Do not be afraid to play with different styles, be unique, and always try on as many as possible to find the right swimwear.

 

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With love, the Ishine team