Here’s Cold, Hard Proof That Sexy One-Piece Swimsuits Actually Exist

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Not since the debut season of ‘Baywatch’ have the words “sexy” and “one-piece” belonged in the same sentence, let alone described the same garment. But this season, sexy one-piece swimsuits are back with a vengeance, and they’re here to dethrone bikinis as the must-have beachwear silhouette of 2022. Personally, I like a lil’ coverage at the beach or pool—of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to look sexy AF this summer.

Instead, I’m on the hunt for a suit that shows off only the parts of my body that I love the most, whether that’s a one-shoulder moment to highlight my collarbone, a backless style with coverage for the girls up front or a suit with cutouts at the waist to show off those abs I’ve been working on. Super-hot one-piece styles are everywhere this year—trust me. To make your life a little easier,  I’ve rounded up a ton of suits for you to choose from right now from, including ones from all of your favorite swimwear brands. I’m talking about options from Frankies Bikinis, Target, Good American and more.

To sweeten the deal, allow me to present you with a key cost-per-wear pro tip: Throw your favorite one-piece suit on with a pair of high-waisted pants, shorts, or a mini skirt when it’s time for happy hour. Everyone will be complimenting your cute new top in no time. They’ll never know you wore it to the pool just hours earlier—I won’t tell if you don’t.

Read on to find 15 sexy one-piece bathing suits that’ll have you forgetting that bikinis ever existed. Seriously—I’m truly a one-piece convert.

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Gottex Onyx Square Neck Mesh One Piece

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Gottex Onyx Square Neck Mesh One Piece

Picking up a suit with mesh paneling is an easy to way to show a bit of skin without revealing too much. The gold contrasting stripes add a modern twist to this classic square-neck design. Plus if you’re a new QVC shopper, you can enter code SURPRISE at checkout to get $10 off your total purchase.

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Courtesy of Frankies Bikinis.

Tie Waist One-Piece

Frankies Bikinis has some pretty sexy suits on their site, but the Croft High Cut One Piece is one of my forever faves. The tie waist design gives it a retro ’80s-inspired feel that I am 100 percent trying to channel in 2022. Not to mention, this suit is on final sale for a whopping 40 percent off.

Andie Swim

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One Shoulder One-Piece

One-shoulder suits are always so sexy to me, no matter the color or shape. Case in point: This chic option from Andie. The luster finish will make you shine bright like a diamond next time you lay out at the beach or pool.

Jacquard Cut Out String One Piece Swimsuit


Jacquard Cut Out String One Piece Swimsuit

BRB—buying all of my suits in this hot peach shade! Seriously—it’s everywhere right now. This affordable pick from Aerie is a great way to show off a little more skin this summer without going totally overboard. Plus, it’s 40 percent off right now and comes in two other stunning colors.

Aura One Piece

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Aura One Piece

A little shine? Check. A great color? Check. Subtle cut outs? Check, check, check! This suit is definitely going to stand out against all the others this summer.

Monaco Halter Neck One-Piece Swimsuit

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Monaco Halter Neck One-Piece Swimsuit

There are so many elements that make this suit unique: the O rings at the straps, the tie back to get the perfect fit, and the peek-a-boo cutouts in the front. It shows skin in all the right places!

Shade & Shore Ribbed Plunge Front V-Wire One Piece Target

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Plunging One-Piece

We can’t get over this swimsuit’s plunging wiring detail. It comes in the most stunning dark green color and has a crisscross back, too.

Old Navy V-Neck Wrap-Front One-Piece Swimsuit Dress

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Swimsuit Dress One-Piece

This swimsuit dress is super flirty with its deep v-neck, flowy wrap skirt and back cutout. It’s also on sale for just $39 right now.

ViX by Paula Hermanny

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ViX by Paula Hermanny

This scallop moment is white hot for summer. Throw on some flowy pants after you’re done at the beach and you’ve got a double duty outfit!

TA3 Swimwear Plungey One-Piece

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TA3 Swimwear Plungey One-Piece

Take the plunge—and we don’t mean jump in the pool. This sexy one-piece comes in so many different prints and colors so you can get one for any ocassion.


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High Leg One-Piece

The Echo One-Piece, available at Revolve, is one of Riot Swim’s bestselling suits and it’s not hard to see why. This pick comes with a plunging neckline and super-high rise at the leg that makes you look like a true beach babe.

Mesh One-Piece


Tempest Lace-Trim Shirred Plus Size Monokini Swimsuit


Tempest Lace-Trim Shirred Plus Size Monokini Swimsuit

Prepare to look absolutely gorgeous at the beach in this cute (and affordable!) lace detail one-piece suit from CUPSHE. It’s available to shop in sizes 0X through 3X and has straps that lets you adjust the fit to your liking.

Ruched High Cut One Piece Swimsuit


Ruched High Cut One Piece Swimsuit

Okay perfectly placed ruching!! This swimsuit is so flatting and comes in just about any color you can think of to boot.

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Courtesy of L*Space.

Lace-Up One-Piece

This ribbed one-piece from L*Space may look simple, but it actually features a super sexy lace-up design in the back. Plus, this peachy hue will highlight your glowing summer tan.

One Piece Swimsuits O Ring Red

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One Piece Swimsuits O Ring Red

The ring in the center of this swimsuit ties it all together. The lace up back also helps you secure the perfect fit every time you wear it.

A version of this article previously appeared in April 2020.


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