The Instagirls’ semi-recent jaunt to the Bahamas foretold more than just the Fyre Festival. Remember those picture-perfect one-piece swimsuits that cameoed in Bella Hadid, Rose Bertram and Emily Ratajkowski’s sand-dusted #ads? Well, they’re going to be everywhere this summer.
Fashionista reports that interest in “high-leg one-piece swimsuits” has surged across online shopping search engines like Polyvore, Lyst and ShopStyle. In the past year, Polyvore has seen a 99 percent increase in searches for the style. Meanwhile, ShopStyle’s one-piece swimsuit inquires increased by 699 percent, while interest in bikinis dipped by 2 percent. According to Lyst’s numbers, Baywatch-ready maillots are now the second-most popular swimwear, bested only by bikinis.
Ask anyone — Demi Lovato, Vanessa Hudgens — one-pieces are far superior to bikinis in both design and function. They allow you to splash in the waves without fear of a wardrobe malfunction. They banish any lingering “bikini body” insecurities (and FYI, every body is a “bikini body”). They flaunt your thighbrow.
From celeb favorites like Solid & Striped to up-and-comers like Pali Swim, trend-savvy swimwear brands are getting in on the action and putting out a slew of figure-flattering, Instagram-ready maillots. So, we gathered together our favorites. Click through the gallery above to shop 36 one-piece swimsuits that merit their time in the sun.