It Doesn't Have to be a Bikini ...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 • 3:45pm
… to be sexy. One-piece swimsuits are making a splash, and their alluring qualities can no longer be overlooked. Whether modern and sleek, or updated retro, there is a style for you and for your body type. In other words, you have options.
I have always preferred one-piece swimsuits, even when I was younger. Actually, I think I wore a bikini one summer during high school, and that was it. I love the support of one-piece swimsuits as well as the look of sleek sophistication. Now that I am older and am more sensitive about my body, I know that I will only wear a one-piece … ever.
My dilemma at the moment: summer is coming and it is time to get a new swimsuit. And the thought of shopping for one is daunting. My collection of three trusted suits has served me well and has lasted several summers. I have preserved them, cared for them, even rotated them, careful not to outwear them; yet they continue to age. I hesitate to enter a dressing room and face the fluorescent light.
My suits are all made by Gottex, an Israeli swimsuit company known for their luxurious fabrics and prints. They understand the female form and I love the extra support, especially in the stomach. I prefer suits with a higher leg to elongate the look. Gottex knows my body and I have stayed with them. Today, there are so many top quality and chic one-piece designs from which to choose, that perhaps I will broaden my scope, and can hopefully break in a new swimsuit in time for summer. I hope that you will join me, keeping in mind that sexy comes in a one-piece, too.
Melissa Kaplan Guarino delights in sharing her love of fashion with you. Check out Melissa’s blog – www.speakingoffashion.com.