We're back with another Trend Report. Although temps haven't skyrocketed too high just yet, I can't stop thinking of swimwear. And lots of it. One pieces, bikinis, coverups... I want them all!!! I grew up as a bikini girl, but now I am obsessed with one pieces, and I love how popular they are by every company and designer. However, nothing beats a bikini tan. When you look at how far we've come in women's swimwear, you'd be amazed.
In the 1700's modesty was at it's highest, and women wore full on gowns to the beach. Best part? They actually wore weights at the bottom of the gowns to keep them from floating up and from showing leg. Basically, no such thing as tanning or showing of ANY skin. During the early 1800's women's beach wear went from functional, to straight up fashion, wearing gowns known as, "seaside walking dresses" with muslin, long sleeves and antique cuffs. When mid 1800's hit, most of women's bodies still had to be covered, but long bloomers were the trend. As of the late 1800's and early 1900's- sailor style swimwear was all the rage, complete with frilly collars, stocking, or lace up shorts. By 1910 it was all about bare arms and legs. Women ditched the long skirts and while still modest, wore bathing suits that allowed more freedom and movement. Oftentimes, the shorts had to be a particular length to be determined appropriate. By the 20's, 30's, and 40's bathing suits became about flattering the figure, even paying close detail to cuts like sweetheart and rucking. It was during 1946 when the first ever bikini was introduced at a fashion event in Paris. This racy number was even banned in some countries originally. By early 1950's bikinis went mainstream, especially with the help of Brigitte Bardot. During 1960's the SOCal style became huge. Beach party, itsy, bity bikinis were in. 1970's brought in a sexy one piece with a super low cut, while in Brazil the thong was released. in the 80's skimpy bikinis were in with thigh high cuts. With Baywatch making the 90's popular the high cut one piece was still popular but with an even cheekier appearance and the chest more exposed. Now, with a more boy acceptance attitude, companies are designing gorgeous suits of all cuts to support and compliment all body types.
With so many options to choose from, it's hard to choose just one swim suit. I stopped trying. I have several, and I'm sure several more will make their way into my closet soon. Summer is around the corner, you're going to want to score your favorite styles now. Here at Bliss Bandits, we have SO many gorgeous suits. Here are a few of our new faves:
Looking for a low key, but gorgeous and unique bikini? The For Love & Lemons La Playa Ruffle Swim Top and the La Playa Swim Bottoms are for sure your new faves. The ivory colored bikini is absolutely gorgeous. It's criss cross ruffle strap gives it a dainty feel, while the bottoms have the perfect amount of cheekiness with an elongated look. It's definitely ready to take on vacation.
Ah yes, the perfect amount of dreamy and sexy. Blue Life's Woodstock One Piece is flawless. It's a one piece that still shows plenty of skin. With it's strappy pieces, and detailed holes, it will leave you with all the compliments. It just may be the most fun one piece you could own.
What can I say about Blue Life's Roped Up One Piece? It just may be my favorite one piece. I love how they chose the most perfect, unique colors. And the long lace up the sides are absolutely sexy. Also, I can't tell you how good it looks on the bottom. Cheekiness galore! Every color is necessary. You can find Blue Life's Roped Up One Piece in Clay here. And Cacao color here.
Could the perfect sweatshirt/ cover up exist? YES!! And could this one get any cuter? Probably not. Wildfox's Bikini Bod Roadtrip Sweater is made for throwing on over a bikini for the beach, or long road trips where you want to stay comfy and cozy. It's also made for cool nights. You can't go wrong with this!
Looking to bring out your inner 70's child while looking your absolute best? I thought so. Suboo's Denim Ombre Knit Lace Front Piece is so beautiful. It's soft and unique with beautiful tones of blue and a hint of pink with laurel shine. The lace up on the chest has perfectly flowy tassels. Strut your stuff in this one!
THIS suit is EVERYTHING! I legit cannot get enough of it, and apparently neither can a lot of people. Look at how picture perfect they are though. Tularosa's Walker One Piece definitely hits the one piece swim suit goals. This crochet, lace up, two tone swim suit is beyond gorgeous. You'll be stopping traffic for sure.
Ok, so Blue Life's Eclipse One Piece in Rosewood is flawless. It had lingerie feels, while remaining appropriate, yet sexy. The deep plunge and lace detailing is so beautiful. The open back and cheekiness with rouching is stunning.
This beautiful white number is absolutely dreamy. It's perfect for any occasion from beach, to sailing, to vacay. For Love & Lemons Capri Scrunchy One Piece was made o elongate your legs and keep you looking amazing. The cheeky coverage on the back is met with strappy details that are made to show of your back. Get your buns into this one.
Ladies, no matter what your style, bikini or one piece- Bliss Bandits has got it. We have so many options that it's so hard to choose a few. Stock up on a few for this Summer. We want you looking your best- and of course feeling confident.
Keep your eyes peeled for another Trend Report soon.
-Annie @ Bliss