It’s insanely hot in the Metro, which only means one thing: frequent beach getaways (or at least weekends by the pool). And with all that time we’re spending by the water, a swimwear update is much needed. Today, we’re focusing on the one-piece, which many of us probably haven’t worn since we were kids. Luckily, monokinis are back with a vengeance, and if you don’t own any at the moment, it’s high time that you bought a few this summer.
Not sure what kind of bodysuit to go for? Each one-piece has its own personality, which we’ve highlighted a few below. And if you don’t belong in any of those categories, don’t let that stop you from finding the monokini for you. Remember that there’s always something for everyone.
The Cool Surfer Chick
There are many reasons why someone would want to something that covers more than the average swimsuit.
- It’s a better alternative to a rash guard, if you’re a surfer girl or generally love activities in the water.
- More coverage means protection against those UV rays, which means less sunscreen you need to put on.
- It’s suited for anyone who is more comfortable with modest swimwear.
No matter what the underlying reason is, a long-sleeve bodysuit is an awesome silhouette to add to your collection. As strange as it might seem, it’s a unique piece that any beach bum should give a go. If you opt for something like the Long Sleeve Leaf Print One-Piece Swimsuit, it goes extremely well with board (or other waterproof) shorts. Plus, the bodysuit also gives off the vibe that you’re totally into water sports and adventures. And in case you want to show off a little bit more, zip it down for some cleavage.
Be the coolest girl on the beach with this bodysuit.
The Bold and the Beautiful
For those who feel intimidated by low-cut tops and plunging necklines in everyday wear, the one area in your wardrobe that you can experiment without constantly thinking about whether others are judging you is swimwear. Whether it’s that deep V-neck going all the way to your belly button, as first seen on celebrities like Paris Hilton, or something low-back or backless, the pool and the beach are quite welcoming of such silhouettes.
With such daring designs, some think that an hourglass shape is necessary to pull them off. But on the contrary, sexy one-pieces look great on every body type. Take a look at the Rope One-Piece Swimsuit as an example. While one can argue that it’s most flattering on a busty or hourglass figure, the swimsuit looks just as sexy on smaller-chested ladies and those with a stockier build.
Show off your newfound confidence in this one-piece.
The Trendy Instagram Model
While tassels and ruffles aren’t exactly practical for swimming laps, you can’t deny how unbelievably cute they are as swimsuit embellishments. Let’s face it: the majority of us these days are more concerned about looking our best by the water.
Any time we find ourselves on the beach while everyone else has to suffer from the Manila heat, we have this urge to post a pic on Instagram to incite jealousy from our followers. And when we’re doing it for the ‘gram, we have to make sure we’ve got a good angle, a breathtaking background, and a chic swimsuit.
When it comes to Insta-worthy swimsuits, we’re not talking about generic, triangular two-pieces. We mean distinctive silhouettes, one-of-a-kind prints, design aspects that make the suit stand out from the rest. How often do you see other women sporting off-shoulder bodysuits, particularly something like the Bohemian Floral Print One-Piece Swimsuit? It would be a crime not to dedicate a social media post to this spectacular item.
Instantly get more likes with this one-piece swimsuit.
The Sexy Socialite
Got other plans for the day that are away from the beach, but don’t really have time to shower before your night out? This is where monokinis come in handy. Generally, one-pieces can double as daytime or evening outfits, if need be. A bodysuit, denim cutoffs and a cardigan can be worn around town. If you have evening plans, skinny jeans with the Push-Up One-Piece Swimsuit is good enough for bar-hopping. And if you just so happen to run into a pool or foam party, you’ve got your suit in case you want to jump in on the fun.
Be ready for any social setting with this monokini.
Curious about other bodysuit styles? Don’t forget to check out our newly updated range of One-Piece Swimsuits.
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Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.