It happened. I bought a one piece bathing suit. I had every intention of being fit for the summer and rocking my usual two pieces. But I like food. And I'm a mom. Hanging out in a two piece at our neighborhood pool was starting to feel wrong. So I went on a quest for cute one piece swimsuits. And found the perfect suits!
I was resigned to the fact that I was going to end up with a one piece that was unflattering and made me feel unfashionable. But one day I decided to pop in to a bathing suit store at our local outdoor mall and see what they had to offer. What I found was fairly decent one piece swimsuits. Some were bordering on trashy, with mesh cut-outs – totally not the look I was going for. But others were really stylish! I grabbed about 15 suits (you should see how many pairs of jeans I take in a dressing room with me…) and headed to the fitting room. Turns out there is a one brand in particular that is killing the one piece swimsuit for fashionable moms game. Ella Moss. The patterns are perfect (the suit above appeals to my love of animal prints, while not quite being animal print) and the fit is exactly what I was looking for, full coverage and flattering. Note, the way the suit is laid in the photo makes it look sort of high cut but it totally isn't. It just looked weird that you could see the inside of the suit and wasn't photographing well so I tucked it. And the suits have cute little details that make it interesting and cute and not plain or frumpy.
It was a real struggle deciding which one I was going to purchase. I'm super happy with the one I picked but may go back and get the other one I wanted. A girl can never have too many bathing suits, right? I know summer is almost over but a one piece is perfect for those hot non-summer pool days when your tan is not hot and you've packed on the holiday pounds. Our Decembers often end up in the 80's here…
My husband was appalled when I told him I got a one piece. In his eyes I should only wear tiny bikinis. But he loved the one piece. The slight dip in the chest area made it sexy without being revealing. Which is exactly what I wanted!
Here are some other great Ella Moss one piece swimsuits and some are even on sale!