We all have that one summer bikini hanging in our closets, motivating us to endure months of Mediterranean diets, endless cardio and countless Zumba classes. With summer fashion being as revealing as possible, the bikini certainly pressures the public into a certain type of mold. Even the smallest insecurity becomes amplified when ones entire body is out on display (no wonder body BB creams are becoming so popular this summer). Well, this season’s swimsuit trends are combating those BBs as bikinis are being blown from the shelves in favor of the classic one-piece bathing suit. And don’t worry; you won’t look like you’re stuck in the past with these stylish and modern designs.
Victoria’s Secret is known for lingerie and swimwear, giving the impression that the two may be one in the same (as is the case with many of those itsy bitsy bikinis). However, their new bathing suit line for the summer of 2015 truly radiates with just as much modernity as modesty. The one-piece line is elegant, stunning, and visually unique with a style to match every personality.
Victoria’s Secret has really put elegance back into swimwear with what seems to be a Marilyn Monroe inspired bathing suit. With a classic and deep v-cut, the “Halter One-Piece” is comparable to the iconic white dress sported by Miss Monroe herself. The look truly surpasses the boundaries of time with an everlasting elegance that will pay for itself, which is great because the piece comes at a whooping $100 price tag. But hey, you can’t put a price on feeling like Marilyn for a day. Pull the look off with a straw sunhat and a stylish, summer handbag.
What’s better than a nice martini or cocktail while lounging by the pool? How about a bathing suit that nearly doubles as a cocktail dress? That’s right, Victoria’s Secret also has a bathing suit to rival that little black dress. (You can view the “Belted Asymmetric One-Piece” here.) With a single shoulder strap and a dressy belt, this look is sleek and professional even for swimwear. Try a white sunhat and a white gladiator sandal to go with this fierce look.
Though black and white will always be in, many fashionistas want a little color. Victoria’s Secret’s line has the perfect one-piece for those with a passion for print. The “Ring Monokini” has a sleek design, a stylish print and a splash of color to enjoy while splashing in the surf. With a tribal print and floral accents, the bathing suit is primed for nature. As the print is bold on its own, avoid flashy accessories. And, while this reviewer is usually biased towards a nice handbag, this suit can stand alone as a true work of art.
With modest cuts and modern designs, the remainder of the Victoria’s Secret line brings out the best of fashion’s past while bringing swimwear into a new area of comfort and class. For those of us who didn’t quite hit the gym as often as we should have, these lavish and luxurious one-piece bathing suits hide undefined abs, but still accent curves to bring out the natural beauty in everyone. Everyone deserves to have fun in the sun, so cut back on your Zumba classes, leave those insecurities at the door, and take a dip in the pool wearing the latest summer trend.