Ibiza style: Fashion lab – The allure of the one-piece

With an exponential rise in sales, the resurgence of the one-piece swimsuit is not without sartorial merit. The array of universally flattering styles on offer means there is something to suit all fashion forward women, and indeed, all figure shapes.

Architecturally designed to keep more form and structure than a bikini, the one-piece holds in any imperfections in the form of lumps and bumps. Choose from the sleek, no-fuss silhouette of a simple black maillot to the more risqué, strategically placed cut-out – whichever style you opt for, the one-piece is all you need to make bold moves on the white isle this summer.

This deep V-neck is perfect for larger busts, creating the illusion of a longer neck and torso. It offers the appropriate amount of plunge whilst leaving a lifted and sexy décolleté. Punctuate with sleek accessories and elegant palazzo pants for lazy afternoons aboard a yacht.

For athletic figures and smaller busts looking to add some curves, the gold waistband of this swimsuit emulates the perfect hourglass frame and the high thigh cut elongates the legs. Playful mesh detailing adds interest and volume to the bust area – pair with classic denim shorts to take it from beach to bar.

Designed to flatter every figure without restricting movement, this balconette one-piece accentuates the neckline and gives the bust a soft uplift. Bustier babes can remove the padding, adjust the back clasp and attach shoulder straps for comfort, while the more petite will fill out thanks to moulded foam cups. For timeless bohemian glamour, just add kaftan!

Words: Leena Bhatti

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