6 One Piece Swimsuits That Won’t Make You Look Like Your Mother

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The search for the perfect swimsuit is never-ending; even if you have one (or three, or more!) that you love, there’s always room for just one more go-to suit in your beach bag. And when it comes to one piece swimsuits, finding the right fit can be tricky. You need a suit with a long enough torso that you’re not tugging it down all day, but not so long that it balloons in the middle when you get in the water.

Then there’s the style issue. Many of us still think of one-piece swimsuits as matronly — the suits our moms wore. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth! If you don’t think one-piece swimsuits can be stunning and sexy, while still being modest and comfortable, we’ve got some suits to show you.

Whether you prefer a suit with an underwire, a color-blocked suit, a suit with a halter neck, or a suit that’s perfect for plus sizes, we’ve got you covered. Keep scrolling to see our picks for the best one piece swimsuits!

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Sea Level Cross Front One-Piece Swimsuit

best slimming one piece swimsuit
one piece swimsuit red ruched

Where to buy: $119.95, Nordstrom

This glamorous one-piece features a crisscross design at the bust and ruching across the tummy to disguise that “menopause middle” most of us contend with after a certain age. Available in red or blue, it’s absolutely stunning, and built to last season after season. The manufacturer warns that it does run large, so order one size down for the best fit.

Writes one reviewer:

“I’m feeling good about my self-image again — 60 years young and this suit is pure confidence! Swimsuits are difficult to fit for me, but this suit fits perfectly everywhere. The color is so rich — I feel like a bombshell!”

SummerSalt Sidestroke

best color-blocked one piece swimsuit
one piece swimsuits sidestroke

Where to buy: $95, SummerSalt

This swimsuit is a best-seller, and we can see why! With hundreds of rave reviews, women of all shapes, sizes, and ages seem to love it. It comes in a long-torso version as well as a multitude of color combos, solids, and a limited-edition print, so whatever your style, you’ll find one to love. The color-blocking is super flattering, drawing the eye away from any problem areas you don’t want to highlight, and even without cups or padding, the bust area offers full support — as does the back.

Here’s what just one of many happy reviewers says:

“Love this suit! It’s flattering and does a nice job holding my tummy in. It’s a nice thick material, and there is decent support without underwire or padding.”

Panache Anya Underwire One-Piece

best underwire one piece swimsuit
one piece swimsuits underwire
Bare Necessities

Where to buy: $103, Bare Necessities

This adorable polka-dotted suit has a built-in underwire and double-layer cups, so if you need a suit to support your girls, this is the one. Adjustable straps ensure a good fit that doesn’t dig into your shoulders, and ruching on the sides flatters your curves. A snap-back closure might require an extra set of hands to help you fasten it, and because it is UK sizing you should definitely consult the size chart before ordering.

Here’s what one satisfied reviewer wrote:

Never been able to wear a one piece since I have to have underwire. This fits like a bra and the suit is cute to boot!

Tempt Me Vintage Ruffled One-Piece

best off-the-shoulder one piece swimsuit
one piece swimsuit off shoulder

Where to buy: From $19.98, Amazon

Available in a jaw-dropping 38 different colors and patterns, this off-the-shoulder ruffled suit features adjustable and removable straps, as well as a padded bra for support and shaping. A long torso means you won’t be bothered by your suit uncomfortably riding up, and stretchy, soft fabric makes this suit easy to leave on all day at the pool or beach. Throw a cover-up over it and head to dinner; no one will know it’s a swimsuit!

One reviewer writes:

“I ordered this swimsuit not knowing what to expect, and I’m very happy with my purchase. I went on a cruise last week and I received a lot of compliments. I’m 44 years old with a lot of insecurities when it comes to swimwear, and this is the first time that I felt pretty confident.”

SummerSalt Marina

best plus size one piece swimsuit
one piece swimsuit marine

Where to buy: $95, SummerSalt

Another color-blocked beauty from SummerSalt, the Marina has a shelf bra with built-in cups, as well as full coverage in the back, making it a great choice for fuller figures. Available in 10 colors and patterns, and sizes up to 22, we think you’ll love this one just as much as this buyer does:

“I just received the marina in seaweed and sea glass and I LOVE it! The colors are so pretty and it is very flattering. I am 38, 160 lbs, 5,6”, a 34DD, and have a “mom of three” stomach. I bought the size 13 and it fits great! Not too much cleavage, good support, adjustable straps. I will feel cute and confident at the pool with my kids!”

ModCloth The Reese One-Piece

best one piece Halter Neck
one piece swimsuits halter

Where to buy: $64.99 (Originally $84), ModCloth

This ruffled halter neck is so sweet, it brings us back to our days running through the sprinklers in our parents’ yards. In spite of its innocent vibe, though, this isn’t a suit for little girls: Sewn-in bra cups and a tie that cinches around your waist show off your grown-up assets to their best advantage. Feminine and flattering, it’s sure to help you make a splash on your next pool or beach adventure!

Take it from this satisfied customer:

I’ve never left a review before, but this suit deserves it! It fits perfectly and has great coverage, while still being fun! I cannot recommend this suit enough!

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