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10th Commandment: June 21

It’s the first day of summer! Yeah, not nearly as exciting if you’re no longer of school age.  But there’s no reason why we can’t celebrate in our own way.

Twist Bandeau One-Piece Suit (J.Crew, $82)

Swimsuits are a great way to take advantage of a trend.  Whether you like chevrons, tribal prints, fringe or neon, you can indulge in a reasonably priced swimsuit, wear it for one season and then retire it to the back of your dresser when the weather turns cold.  This year, I’m thinking about going with a slightly retro one piece.

 And the best part of a strapless suit? No tan lines.

If you need some advice on the best style of suit for your figure, you should read this article from Shape.

Check back at 1:00PM for Two Ways to wear this suit.



  1. Caroline says:

    I have this bathing suit! I got it on sale last Fall for $30. ­čÖé

    June 21, 2012/Reply
  2. Heather says:

    I got this bathing suit last year in navy at the Lynchburg warehouse (happiest place on earth) for $10. It's my favorite bathing suit of all time… I swear by one pieces now.

    June 21, 2012/Reply
  3. eduncan says:

    I have this suit too- it is amazing! It wears so well, keeps shape, and has interior boning so you don't have to worry about loosing it in the ocean!

    June 21, 2012/Reply
  4. Shannon says:

    For retro one-pieces, I'm a fan of this suit from Target: https://www.target.com/p/merona-womens-shirred-1-piece-swimdress-assorted-colors/-/A-13720977

    I have it in red and it's retro and super comfortable.

    June 21, 2012/Reply
  5. K says:

    This looks like the bathing suit from hell for anyone who's not stick-figured.

    June 21, 2012/Reply
  6. Caroline says:

    K, I'm hourglass-shaped and it's actually pretty flattering. As a matter of fact, a stick-figured person couldn't wear this because the top part is generously sized (I know, it doesn't look that was from the picture, but trust me). My hips and thighs are a little bigger than I'd prefer, and the top part balances it out nicely. You can't get away with much of a belly in this suit, though.

    June 21, 2012/Reply
  7. JB says:

    I have a similar suit from last year that is still my favorite. Not only is it extremely comfortable, but I am more relaxed wearing it than a two piece because there is less opportunity for things to fall out. I have an hourglass shape but have seen similar suits on all body types and I think it is universally flattering.

    June 21, 2012/Reply
  8. K says:

    This is really cute, but it seems like this swimsuit would pull down when you sit or move your torso. Maybe the interior boning keeps it up?

    June 21, 2012/Reply
  9. eduncan says:

    K- Exactly. It doesn't move around when you wear it, which is so nice to not be pulling it up all the time.

    June 21, 2012/Reply