How to Style a One Piece Swimsuit

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How to Style a One Piece Swimsuit

When investing in new swimwear for the upcoming summer season, any piece that will make us feel incredible both on and off the beach is an immediate yes from us. Whether it’s a gorgeous bikini top that can be worn under a sheer shirt or a one piece swimsuit that can double as a bodysuit, we love to experiment with versatile staples to see us through the warmer days. 

To help you get the most wear out of the newest addition to your swimwear wardrobe, we’ve put together some of our top styling tips to level up your one piece swimsuit for almost any occasion.

Beach Day

One of our favourite parts of summer is the long days spent relaxing on a white sandy beach under the shade of a parasol, listening to the waves crash against the shore and with nowhere else we need to be – pure bliss! Immerse yourself in the sun soaked ambience of this season and explore all over prints and bold, bright hues of pink, purple and turquoise. 

Keep yourself protected from the sun and pair a printed one piece with an oversized woven straw hat and dainty gold jewellery. For an effortless look to take you from the beach to beyond, tie a sarong around your waist in a solid colour or complimentary print.

The Ramo Carmen Spliced One Piece ticks all the boxes for comfort and style. Image: Tigerlily

Afternoon Coastal Walk

The perfect way to enjoy the last of the afternoon rays is with a coastal walk, feeling the salty sea breeze in your hair, the warmth of the sun on your skin and looking out over the stunning coastline. Layer your favourite one piece swimsuit with a coordinating shorts and oversized shirt set for a look that’s easy to wear, stylish and practical; plus you’re ready for a sunset dip to finish off the evening! Pair with your favourite sandals for a laid back look. 

Mix and match prints and pair the Tora Hot Stevie One Piece with a coordinating shirt and shorts set in an oversized fit. Image: Tigerlily


Sunset Cocktails

A quality, timeless one piece will see you through idyllic days on the beach and dreamy evenings enjoying ice cold cocktails long after the golden sun sets. Slip on a 70s inspired crochet mini dress over your one piece for a casual yet complete day to night look. If you’re looking for a little extra coverage, choose a dense knit crochet or experiment with layering and let your gorgeous one piece show through. 

Complete your look with staple gold jewels, strappy leather sandals and a woven clutch bag.

The patchwork inspired print of the Utopia Cindy One Piece looks striking under a loose knit crochet mini dress. Image: Tigerlily

Dinner Date

If your summer plans involve less time kicking back at the beach or cooling off in the surf and more time enjoying a romantic dinner for two, a one piece swimsuit is still a must have. Double your one piece as a bodysuit and layer it with a flowing, tiered maxi skirt or breezy pair of wide leg trousers. Make a statement with coordinating prints and hues or pair a patterned one piece with a basic, monochrome bottom for a timeless finish. Slip on a pair of heeled mules or western style boots and embellish your look with dainty jewellery combining sparkling gold metals and stunning gemstones. Finish your ensemble with a leather clutch bag and enjoy a balmy night of food and wine under the stars. 

The backless, strappy style of the Belize Hot Elle One Piece adds a flirtatious touch to your final fit. Image: Tigerlily

Investing in a quality, flattering one piece swimsuit will see you through so much more than salty summer days spent lazing on the sand. Take your look from the beach to beyond with crochet layers, flowing tiered maxi skirts and stunning gold jewellery and look and feel gorgeous all summer long.