While dots, stripes, ruffles and florals of every kind dominate the swim landscape, we’re excited about these refreshing minimalist one-piece swimsuits. Crafted by the designer swim brands making waves in the fashion world, these new neutral no-frills swimsuits wowed us with their second-skin nude shades, body-shaping fabrics and flattering cuts. While the price tags are hefty and will veer you into investment mode, a girl can dream (or find similar inspirations in the market)! But best of all, they’re so pretty, they’re easily integrated into your daily wardrobe, outside of the swim environment.
Here are some of the best new neutral no-frills swimsuits we found on Net-a-Porter:
No-frills Swimsuits #1: Eres ‘Les Essentiels Larcin’ Swimsuit
Iconic cuts and new colourways as well as high-tech materials have been the mainstay of French label Eres for four decades. Their signature peau douce (meaning ‘soft skin’ in French) is a soft fabric designed to camouflage imperfections and provide support without the need for padding or boning. In shades to flatter every skin tone, as well as attractive shapes and levels of coverage to celebrate, flatter and respect the female form, we’re enamoured with their timeless and universally flattering Les Essentiels Larcin Swimsuit. The deep V-neckline, triangle cups and wide underband offers added support and emphasises the slimmest part of your frame.
No-frills Swimsuits #2: Cali Dreaming Aquarius Reversible Swimsuit
Inspired by ’70s swimwear silhouettes and designed in neutral shades, Cali Dreaming’s collections are fashioned from seamless stretch fabric. This shimmery ‘Aquarius’ swimsuit has a square neckline and when worn reversed, showcases a matte side. Apart from the shimmer, a bonus point is that the suit is hardware-free for a smooth, streamlined fit, and added comfort. Doubles as a great bodysuit for regular styling too (and holds in all the wobbly bits)!
No-frills Swimsuits #3: Zimmermann Tulsi Off-the-Shoulder Swimsuit
Enhance your glowing tan with the incandescent bronze of the ‘Tulsi’ swimsuit. If you’re a fan of the off-shoulder trend but don’t want to compromise the ability to swim then the ‘Tulsi’ is your best bet. The elegant off-the-shoulder feature hugs your frame, enabling you to swim without having to keep adjusting. Contouring panels and the cutout back provide a flattering effect on all figures. Throw on a bottom – pencil or full maxi skirt, or men’s trousers – to take you from poolside to cocktails and even dinner.
No-frills Swimsuits #4: Kiini Luna Crochet-Trimmed Swimsuit
Kiini is famous for its 100% handmade swimwear cut from their signature body-shaping fabric. If you like your neutrals with a side of spice, the ‘Luna’ one-piece features the brand’s iconic crochet trim, and features a low-scooped back. We love the unique pairing of colours, reminiscent of holidays in Santa Fe, and the way of bringing a bohemian vibe to modern chic swimwear inspired by its world-travelling founder – Ipek irgit. Wear the ‘Luna’ poolside or with a boho maxi skirt on your way to lunch.
No-frills Swimsuits #5: Ward Whillas Harrison Reversible Cutout Swimsuit
Here comes the colour solids section; even nude colour palettes offer high-contrast tones.
If your beach holidays are more about action than just lounging, you’ll love Ward Whillas‘ ‘Harrison’ swimsuit. Designed with a signature quick-drying fabric that’s chlorine resistant and offers UV protection, it’s cut with a sporty silhouette and signature contrasting pinked trims (on the tops of the shoulders), we love that this solid black reverse can also work as a sleek bodysuit. More importantly, it has elements of the suit Queen Bey’s girls wore in the iconic ‘Single Ladies’ video.
No-frills Swimsuits #6: Adriana Degreas ‘Danger’ Swimsuit
Instead of saving folks from beachside dangers ala ‘Baywatch’, be the ‘Danger’ with Adriana Degreas’ statement one-piece. The designer fashions her swimsuits with ‘moulage’ – an innovative shaping technique that ensures they fit the curves of the body perfectly. Inspired by ’70s-style silhouettes, this sporty one-piece has a low scooped back and a high-cut leg for ease of movement and a touch of daring.
No-frills Swimsuits #7: Adriana Degreas Knotted Halterneck Swimsuit
Just to explore a different silhouette, if you’re a fan of the universally-flattering halterneck, you’ll love how this sunshiny one-piece lengthens your neck, shows off your decolletage and creates the illusion of a smaller waist with its navel-grazing knot detail. Adriana Degreas’ swimsuits are closely fitted on a mannequin to ensure they hug your curves perfectly. This piece also features a low scooped back that’s perfect for minimising tan lines and melds in perfectly with Summer’s yellow colour trend.
By Maya Tan Abdullah.
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