So on our recent trip to Spain (which you can read all about here and here) I went a little crazy with my one-piece swimsuit purchasing… Partly because the shopping in Spain was great and partly because we had so many gorgeous swimming stops along our road trip so I really needed them (ok ok, I really wanted them).
I’m a bit in love with the tropical one-piece at the moment. Firstly, because they come in so many cute cut-out and pattern combinations. And secondly, because when traveling you can easily incorporate them in to your outfit for the day for a fun, holiday-vibe touch. Which is so handy if swimming/beach time is only part of the day. It saves you carrying around an extra outfit and awkwardly getting changed in the car or behind a towel. Of course after swimming you might want to get changed if you don’t have time to dry off. But at least you’re only getting changed once!
My favourite ways to wear the one-piece when traveling
1. With an open linen shirt and relaxed shorts
The perfect way to show off your cute swimsuit is by wearing an open shirt over the top. Paired with loose fitting shorts makes a relaxed and comfortable outfit on a hot day. You can easily adapt the outfit by buttoning up the shirt once and tying a cute knot at the bottom if you ditch the swimsuit after your swim.
2. With a low-cut tank or t-shirt and denim shorts
Another cute way to make sure your one-piece is the hero of your outfit is with a low cut top. Paired with your favourite denim shorts and sandals this makes for a perfectly casual look. For minimal packing throw on a bralette later in the day when you’re done with your swimmers (more on how to perfect the bralette look here).
3. Under a cute summer dress or kaftan
A super easy outfit with no thinking required. Simply pop a cute summer dress of kaftan over the top and you’re done. Especially pretty if you pick a dress with a low cut back to show off the strappy details on your one-piece.
Tropical One-Piece Roundup for all Budgets
If you are on the search for the perfect tropical one-piece swimsuit I’ve rounded up my favourites from a range of different prices for you below.
Oysho Tropical Print Swimsuit ON SALE (or similar here) / Uniqlo Linen Shirt / Oysho Green Shorts (old, similar here) / Lack of Color Boater Hat / Etnia Barcelona Marina Sunglasses (or similar here) / Birkenstock Arizona Slides