The days are gone where the one-piece swimsuit was a dull one colored piece of lycra. While the dull, old fasgion swimsuit was good to swim in, it was not very appealing to the male imagination. For what is a woman if she would not want to be noticed? But today the one-piece can no longer be considered as a boring swimsuit. There have been many attractive and appealing suits revealed on the market in recent years that prove that the one piece is, once again, fighting hard to maintain its position as the most often bought swimsuit. And with more fashionable tankinis and swim dresses, it has its job cut out.
In recent years, we have seen a marked increase in more racy one-piece suits as swimwear houses try to claim back the market. Have no fear, the traditional maillot is in no danger of disappearing of the horizon. It is still considered to be the best suit for doing laps in the pool. Unfortunately, not everyone can pull off the classical maillot look unless they are swimming fit.
Many woman often turn to the one piece to help hide some of their flaws. They tend to overlook the fact that a well cut one piece can be even more flattering to your figure than the bikini, tankini and skirtini put together. Therefore, the one piece will always have its place in fashion. Even if it is only because it is convenient to pack (there are no missing parts, you either packed it or your didn't).
The benefits of the one piece
* They now come with built in support.
* Some include tummy control panels.
* They are now made in a variety of designs that can be effective in disguising the most unappealing body flaws, making them truly suitable for all body types.
When dressing for the beach, you should apply the basic rules of fashion and design. Know your body's strengths and weaknesses, and chose the correct wear for enhancing your strengths and lessening your weaknesses. You should know if you are top or bottom heavy, short or tall. Then you should apply these rules to improve your shortcomings.
Top selection tips:
* Darker colors are more flattering and slimming, especially if paired with bold patterns.
* Brighter colors (not neon's) with bold patterns will distract from any wobbly bits.
* Look at halter necks cuts or those featuring broad straps if you have broad shoulders.
* Go Strapless only in you have narrow shoulders, and a good bustline.
* For a slimming or waist defining select a one piece with cut out sides.
* For a small bust choose a suit with built in padding or alternatively one with detailing like frills or lace on the bust line. It will add the appearance of shapeliness.