Think that swimsuits need to be bikinis to be fashionable? Think again. While the one-piece swimsuit has a bad reputation as the bikini’s older, dowdier sister, it’s not a label that should stick. Leave it to swimwear designers to create suits with every possible type of embellishment and print. Click through for 10 great choices that will convince you to leave the tired bikini in the back of your closet.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.