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Womens One Piece Swimsuits

Updated on January 20, 2017

One Piece Swimsuits for Women

With most of the US starting to chill out right now (okay people let's thaw out), it seemed like it was a good time to break out the summer fashions and think of something hot.
And what would be hotter than ladies swimsuits?

Even though the bikini usually gets all the press, the one piece swimsuit has been a stand by for women for a long time.
And in some people's opinions, just as sexy (if not more) as it's skimpier cousin.
Sometimes leaving something to the imagination is a good thing.

So here are some beautiful ladies in some beautiful one piece swimsuits....

Crystal Milana - Womens One Piece Swimsuits
Crystal Milana - Womens One Piece Swimsuits

Women's swimsuits have a very long history and have been called many names over the years.
You have swimsuits, swimmers, bathing suit, bathers, aqua jammies, swimming costume, cozzies and togs.
But they are all just terms for items of clothing designed to be worn while swimming.
Okay, who came up with Aqua Jammies?

Actually I kinda like the term Aqua Jammies....

Ujena bikini Model Angie Quesada
Ujena bikini Model Angie Quesada

Swimsuits for women come in all types, even though the popular bikini is what you see the most of.
The bikini was supposedly invented in 1946, but the murals at Pompeii show women wearing two-piece suits.
Wow...a history lesson in a swimsuit article...who woulda thought?

Sarah Ponce - Womens One Piece Swimsuits
Sarah Ponce - Womens One Piece Swimsuits

But one style that is overlooked a lot today is the good old one piece swimsuit stand by, it's been around since the 18th century.
For years, the one piece was the go to design to show off a woman's curves.
Even men wore similar one piece suits.

Martha Gonzales - Womens One Piece Swimsuits
Martha Gonzales - Womens One Piece Swimsuits

Of course the one piece covers more of the woman's body, and some say that leaves a bit more for the imagination to fill in.
And hey, before the invention of the bikini...that's all we had!

Ujena Swimsuit Model Aurora
Ujena Swimsuit Model Aurora

The most common kind of one-piece is the tank suit, that looks kinda like a bodysuit or a sleeveless leotard.
But  there are many kinds of one-pieces.
Some have halternecks, some plunge wayyyyy down in the front, some wrap around and we have the bandeau style as well.
There is even a pretzel style that to tell the truth, looks pretty uncomfortable.

Carolina Jimenez
Carolina Jimenez

The one-piece is probably most famous today as athletic swimsuits.
Some types of the athletic style are the racerback, fastback, and flyback.
Professional swimmers often wear the ultimate in one-pieces, the bodyskin, which covers the entire torso, arms and legs.

Ujena bikini Model Angie Quesada
Ujena bikini Model Angie Quesada

But back to the one-piece, it can look just as enticing on the female figure as a bikini can, if the scoop in the front is just right, and the sides are cut high enough to show off the legs.
And of course, using those same high cut legs and a little design manipulation, you can make the torso appear longer and thinner and even make the legs look longer.
With the suit covering the "important areas", you can use materials and design tricks that actually make the one-piece slim the body.
Ain't science great?

Ujena bikini Model Angie Quesada
Ujena bikini Model Angie Quesada

It's really a style that more full-figured women can make look better than slender women can, because they have the size to fill out the curves. 

For a long time, the one piece swimsuits were the standard for beauty pageants like Miss America and Miss USA, though that's changed now.

Pamela Anderson from Baywatch
Pamela Anderson from Baywatch

If you have any doubt that a one-piece swimsuit can look just as hot as a bikini, I direct you attention to Baywatch, the show that sold a million red one-piece lifeguard swimsuits.
I'm sorry, but Pamela Anderson would not have looked the same running in slow motion in a red bikini.
For one thing, it probably would have never gotten past the censors. 

Pamela Anderson and Yasmine Bleeth from Baywatch (1989)
Pamela Anderson and Yasmine Bleeth from Baywatch (1989)

Womens One Piece Swimwear - The Ultimate Battle

Okay...One Piece or Bikini?

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"Plus Size" model Ashley Graham in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 issue.
"Plus Size" model Ashley Graham in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 issue.

Womens One Piece Swimwear Comments

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  • Phillyfreeze profile image

    Ronald Tucker 

    2 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

    Crystal wearing a snakeskin print one-piece, Angie in her red metallic and Aurora modeling her "hot-pink" swimsuit look gorgeously sexy as does all the models. It has been said,"that a one-piece can make a bikini shy."

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    5 years ago

    I think a one piece if worn properly can be just as sexy looking. The bikini dose show more of the body true but that is what some people want to do. I like the one piece a lot and use it quite frequently very comfortable, isn't that important also?

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    5 years ago

    While I prefer a bikini, these models show that with the right cut, a one piece can be quite fetching.

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    8 years ago

    Digite um texto ou endereço de um site ou traduza um documento.


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    Where I live, the one-piece swimsuits are virtually prohibited by local culture, but what hell is this local culture, the true local culture is dead, they talk about bikini all the time, even when it appears a girl in a bathing suit one piece, they use the term bikini, here the summer is the season of the uncovered bellies , I think it all sucks, one-piece swimsuits are much sexier than bikinis, a woman need not have a perfect body to be exciting wearing one-piece swimsuit

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    9 years ago

    My husband ordered me a sexy plus size dress I just got it today Wednesday I really love it, its a great dress my husband loves it on me thanks

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    10 years ago

    hi very nice i like ...

  • MrsJdenim profile image


    10 years ago from nj

    I think many men would find that women in a one piece is often more sexy than a women with a 2 piece that covers almost nothing. I have worn them both and i always seem to catch more men looking when i have a nice hot one piece on ..

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    10 years ago

    What the hell i came on here to look for swimsuits not hot sexy supermodels

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    10 years ago

    i like to swim with her....

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    lululemon is pwn 

    10 years ago from Canada

    im a guy and when i go swimming i wear a onepiece identical to the pink swimsuit in the secondlast pic ITS SO COMFY

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    10 years ago

    Very interesting hub and very informative from a historical perspective. The One-Piece has come a long way in terms of design. I especially like the Blk&White with the Pink trim worn by Crystal and the Blk. with the White bodice trim worn by Adrean is earth friendly(made from recycled fabric).

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    10 years ago

    Oh, I spend allot of time in swimsuits with my "swim fitness" - this is great! Own too many one pieces - wish I had more tankinis. Love swimsuits!

    Water Exercise is Wise!

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    10 years ago from Turkey Point, ON

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    10 years ago from Turkey Point, ON

    Another Classic Sabreblade hub!

    Way to go S-Blade!

    You're the only guy who ever gives me wood.

    I love the chunky babe at the start.

  • maven101 profile image


    10 years ago from Northern Arizona

    Nothing is more powerful than one's imagination...The one-piece leaves much to the imagination, a trend I hope continues...

  • ronaldoh profile image


    10 years ago from England

    Nice! Won't get fed up of this one.

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    10 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

    I never thought a one piece swimsuit was sexy until I read this hub. And then you reminded me of Baywatch, which is perhaps the world's most watched television show for years! Gee, I wonder why?

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    Sylvia Van Velzer 

    10 years ago from Hawaii

    No apologies, winter here doesn't stop anyone from diving in lovely azure waters! It may be chilly for some, but not for us natives! Hawaiians say "It's predictably boring perfect weather all year round"

  • sabrebIade profile imageAUTHOR


    10 years ago from Pennsylvania

    Well I imagine that in Hawaii you arent getting much of a cold snap huh?

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    Sylvia Van Velzer 

    10 years ago from Hawaii

    I love the bikini, which is the perfect swimsuit for Hawaii. But i also love the one piece, but real nice ones are not easy to find somehow. Your lineup is great and pretty hot! I had that white one with the peek-a-boos a long time ago.


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