Love them or hate them, bathing suits are a staple of fashion that have evolved throughout the centuries. What were once known as ‘bathing gowns” in the 18th century (long dresses of fabrics that would not become transparent when wet, with weights sewn into the hems so that the bathing suit wouldn’t rise up in the water), have graduated today to the popular women’s swimsuits consisting of one-piece swimwear, bikinis and thongs!
Since bathing suits can bring either incredible joy to you when you look in the mirror, or make you cringe and feel that you need to hire a personal trainer as soon as possible, or, you are comfortable with yourself in a bathing suit no matter what anyone else thinks, on this particular blog I am going to concentrate on the ever popular, always eye catching, one-piece bathing suit.
We will save bikinis and thongs for another blog posting!
One-piece bathing suits don’t have to mean out of shape or old fashioned. There are many one-piece suits that are downright darling, and from a fashion stand point, many one-piece bathing suits are far more attractive than their sister suits, the bikini and the thong. One reason is because with a one-piece swimsuit, you have more fabric to work with, allowing the garment to consist of more style and fashion flair than its itsy bitsy teenie weenie bikini competitor!
Bathing suits are also known as swimsuits, swimming costumes, togs and bathers, and the item of clothing is designed to be worn while the wearer is engaging in water-based activity or water sports, such as swimming, water polo, diving, surfing, water skiing, or when you don’t want to get wet at all and you just prefer to sun bathe.
One-piece bathing suits are beautiful, providing stylish, trendy, sensual looks while also offering more support and modesty than bikinis and thong bathing suits.
Bathing suits are also worn when there is a need to display the body, as is the case with beauty pageants or bodybuilding contests. Glamour photography and magazines such as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue feature models and sports personalities in various styles of swimsuits.
There are so many styles and cuts of modern swimsuits available today, which vary in relation to body coverage and materials, that even the most modest of people are going to be able to find a bathing suit that they feel comfortable in and that also matches their tastes and flatters their figures.
One-Piece Swimsuit Fun Fact: The one-piece bathing suit is also known as the tank suit and maillot. The term “tank suit” is supposed to be derived from the term “swimming tank”, an obsolete term for what is now called a swimming pool.
So swim yourself to swimsuit splendor, styling and fashionable in your one-piece bathing suit. Another plus of the one-piece bathing suit, as opposed to the bikini or the thong, is that when people are seeing you from the backside, the mod and voguish style and cut of the suit can be downright cute!
For those of you who wish to dress in modest fashion and not get sunburned, perhaps you may want to purchase a burqini. A burqini covers the whole body and head, but not the face, in a manner similar to a diver’s wetsuit. A positive of the burqini: minimal sunblock needed!
Bathing Suit Fun Fact: In the Victorian era, popular beach resorts were commonly equipped with bathing machines designed to avoid the exposure to people in swimsuits, especially to people of the opposite sex!
Some swimsuits are designed specifically for swimming competitions where they may be constructed of a special low resistance fabric that reduces skin drag. Swimsuits specifically made to wear during competitions are manufactured to assist the athlete to glide at a quicker pace in the water and to move in an unencumbered fashion.
And then, for the true fashion diehard where fabric trumps practicality and trendy trumps comfort, many one-piece bathing suits are designed specifically for aesthetic appearances!
Dive your way into one-piece glamour and swim in sexy style!
Swimsuits today range from designs that almost completely cover the body to designs that expose almost all of the body!
Your choice! Your preference! Your courage!
Bathing Suit Not So Fun Fact: Germs, bacteria and mold can grow very quickly on wet bathing suits! Medical professionals warn that wearing damp swimwear for long periods of time can cause a number of infections and rashes in children and adults, and warn against sharing bathing suits with others!
Whether frolicking in the ocean waves, tanning in the surf and sand or snoozing on the beach, dress yourself in a fabulous one-piece fabric swimsuit and catch the attention of every fish in the sea (and people on the beach)!
Swimsuit fashion at its fantastically finest!
I remember when I would go to the beach as a girl, and the minute that my family laid our towels out in the sand, I was in the water, where I stayed most of the day. I couldn’t imagine that people would go to the beach to merely lie out, or read, or slumber in the hazy, lazy summer sun. Now that I am all grown up, when I go to the beach, I much prefer to lie on my towel, absorbing the remarkably sunny, radiant rays, and never stepping one foot in the water!
I mean, come on! It’s all about the fashion! I’m going to get my hair wet and covered with dirty sand? Or get the one-piece bathing suit that I paid good money for all wet?
Ah, to be a kid again!
So step into swimsuit glamour covered in a gorgeous, one-piece, alluring, provocative, sexy one-piece bathing suit!
One-piece bathing suits are sweet and sexy all in one. Flattering and fashionable! And miraculous for hiding figure flaws!
I believe in miracles, oh where are you from, you sexy thing, you sexy thing, you? (I’m talking to the incredibly darling one-piece bathing suit that you are wearing with glamour girl gusto)!
Walk yourself into one-piece wonder or swim yourself into sassy swimsuit style!
Comfortable and confident in the one-piece bathing suit!
If you’re built tall, short, curvy or thin, the one-piece bathing suit is always in. And you will always look scrumptiously divine in the fashionable swimsuit, so swim dressed to the nines!
Always in vogue and always cute when covered in a
one-piece bathing suit!
I salute this fabulous swimsuit!
At one with me and with the sea draped in one-piece bathing suit royalty!
Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her love of detective work along with her passion for fashion into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website www.nancymangano.com, her author/fashion/style blog www.passionforprying.wordpress.com. Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.