The Best One-Piece Swimsuits to Wear All Season Long
With the onset of spring, we’ve begun dreaming of the long summer ahead – sunset drinks at our favourite local restaurant, tropical vacation plans and most importantly refreshing our swimwear wardrobe.
While we’re passionate lovers of all swimwear styles – from cheeky Brazilian cuts to vintage-inspired high-waisted silhouettes – we’re especially fond of the classic one-piece swimsuit. From the earliest hints of summer to the last of the sunny days, the one piece remains on high rotation all season long, and with an endless array of flattering cuts, beautiful shades and unique styles to choose from, it’s no surprise.
We’ve curated a list of must-have one-piece styles that will have you looking and feeling incredible all season long.
Drawing inspiration from retro styles that first emerged in the 80s and 90s, the underwire swimsuit is the perfect combination of style and practicality. The wired cups provide slightly more support than classic, wireless pieces and the waist panelling and stitching that often accompanies this vintage design flatters and accentuates your figure in all the right places.
The Santa Rosa Cindy One Piece features textured fabric, panelling and underwire for a beautifully flattering finish. Image: Tigerlily.
The ideal companion for afternoons spent laying poolside, a strapless swimsuit adds a touch of opulence to your summer look. Whether you’re keeping it simple in monochrome colours or indulging in bohemian-inspired prints adorned with metal detailing, this feminine style is calling out to be paired with an oversized woven straw hat and coordinating beach bag.
The Ophelia Vega One Piece is crafted from quality recycled fabric in a stunning sky blue peacock print, completed with a golden U ring at the bust. Image: Tigerlily.
In contrast to the minimalistic style of the strapless one-piece, strappy swimsuits have undoubtedly also become a popular look this season. Multiple straps mean you can experiment with various unique looks, giving more or less support and you the freedom and versatility to switch up your style by tying them any number of different ways.
Get creative with the rope tie of the Tayanna Tanya One Piece that can be tied as a halter neck or around your waist. Image: Tigerlily.
From subtle muted tones to head-turning shades, a printed swimsuit is the ultimate way to add some colour to your look for the warmer days ahead. We love experimenting with animalistic patterns, geometric shapes and of course the iconic floral and bohemian-inspired prints we’re known and loved for. Transport yourself to a white sandy beach on a secluded tropical island with deep, earthy tones and or stand out in fluorescent shades that are perfect for a day in the surf along Australia’s iconic coastline.
Stand out in the newest addition to our collection, the Ramo Carmen Spliced One Piece in bold patchwork print or keep it subtle in the Ophelia Cindy One Piece. Images: Tigerlily.
It goes without saying that a basic black or white one-piece swimsuit is a non-negotiable in any wardrobe. Opt for high-quality recycled fabrics in unique yet flattering cuts such as one-shoulder straps, plunging necklines or high-cut bottoms that elongate your legs. Layer with a gorgeous printed sarong or breezy wide-leg pants for a look that will take you long past sunset.
Black or white? Add interest to monochrome colours with asymmetric cuts such as the one shoulder of the Naomi One Piece. Images: Tigerlily.
Whether you’re a long-term lover of the one-piece or are yet to try out this classic style, now is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe and invest in high-quality, beautifully crafted one-piece swimsuits. Discover Tigerlily’s collection online just in time for summer.