Womens One Piece Swimsuits
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....
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....
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.