Dive into sexy one-piece swimwear

Graphic prints and stylish cut-outs add an alluring vibe to the once-modest swimsuit

The one-piece swimsuit has been having more than a moment in the sun. Since last year, it has been the go-to pool party/beach wear item for those in the know.

From high-fashion designers such as Dolce & Gabbana with its retro- tinged balconette-style suits to swimsuit designers such as Lisa Marie Fernandez and her Bond-girl scuba-style designs, wearing a one- piece has never looked sexier.

Even the famous Jenner sisters have gotten into the act. American model Kendall and her sister Kylie, known for their love of skin-baring styles, recently launched a range of swimwear with British high-street brand Topshop that includes one- piece swimsuits with sexy cut-outs.

Here are some one-piece swimsuits to make a splash in.

1. Dark green Tarik swimsuit with key-hole cut-out, $189, from Salinas at edit lifestyle

This halterneck piece is sexy yet elegant with a sophisticated green- on-black print. Wear it with palazzo pants or a midi skirt for cocktails under the stars.


2. Pink printed swimsuit, $140, from Bimba y Lola

Why limit this to the pool side? Wear it with a pair of denim shorts and accessorise with a baseball cap for a casual street-style look.

3. Purple and red Oshiko swimsuit, $430, from Eres

Modest in front, sexy at the sides - show off your figure with cut-outs at the waist.

4. Kendall + Kylie swimsuit with cut-outs, $99.90, from Topshop (Ion Orchard and VivoCity only)

Wear this skin-baring piece with a lot of confidence and sunscreen.

5. Floral swirl swimsuit, $185, from Ted Baker

This multi-coloured floral swimsuit will stand out beautifully against darker skin tones.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 16, 2016, with the headline 'Dive into sexy one-piece swimwear'. Print Edition | Subscribe