Not since the debut season of Baywatch have the words “sexy” and “one-piece” belonged to the same sentence, let alone 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 2020. Considering floss-style string bikinis are your only other trending option this season, it’s likely many of you will go the one-piece route, and TBH, I don’t blame you. 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!
Luckily, super-hot one-piece styles are abundant this year, so we’ve got a ton of options. The key to finding one that nails the balance between tastefully modern and downright provocative? It’s all about paying attention to the cutouts. Find a suit that shows off slices of skin you’re comfortable with, whether that’s a one-shoulder moment to highlight your collarbone, a backless style with coverage for the girls up front, or cutouts at the waist to show off those abs you’ve been crafting. Don’t let it all hang out, per se, but don’t be afraid to embrace your inner sexy beach kween!
Below, 10 sexy one-piece bathing suits that’ll have you forgetting bikinis ever existed. And 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 high-waisted pants or shorts or a cute skirt when it’s time for happy hour, and have everyone complimenting your cute new top. They’ll never know you wore it to the pool just hours earlier!
1. In The Nude
Anne Cole Plunge Halter Waist Tie… $98 buy it
Something about a skin-colored swimsuit is ultra-sexy, and the Anne Cole Plunge Halter Waist Tie One-Piece has a flattering deep V silhouette with a tie at the waist to cinch.
2. Knot Yours
Ribbed Triple Knot One-Piece (was… $30 buy it
Knot into basic swimsuits? Try the Aerie Ribbed Triple Knot One-Piece instead! The knotted openings are far more unique than standard cutouts, and this suit comes in a ton of colors.
3. Shark Bite
Buy: Onia Betty One-Piece $225
The zig-zag cutouts on the Onia Betty One-Piece give me sexy Jaws vibes in all the right ways. Bonus points for the cute one-shoulder style!
Kingdom & State.
Kingdom & State Savannah Luxe Belted… $94 buy it
I feel sexy AF in a wrap dress, so I love the faux-wrap detail at the bust of the Kingdom & State Savannah Luxe Belted One-Piece. I’m also ready to replace all other animal prints with this fun giraffe-inspired pattern.
5. White Hot
Swimsuits For All.
Boss White Underwire One-Piece $128 buy it
White! Suits! Are! So! Hot! Of course, the Swimsuits For All x Ashley Graham collab is a one-stop shop for ultra-sexy suits, and the laced-up Boss White Underwire One-Piece is one of my all-time faves.
6. Ab Show
Buy: Beach Riot Mia One-Piece $138
Another naughty knotty look (see what I did there?), the Beach Riot Mia One-Piece strikes the perfect balance between playful and sexy. I love the pops of pink and orange against the black-and-white pattern!
7. Belted Up
Buy: WeWoreWhat Danielle Underwire One-Piece $195
The WeWoreWhat Danielle Underwire One-Piece has a thick belt to cinch in your waist, plus bustier-style cups to give the girls a little lift. Va va voom!
8. One-Shoulder Sexy
Buy: Eberjay Ibiza One-Piece $141.89
When you combine an oversized cutout and a one-shoulder silhouette, you run the risk of doing too much. However, the sweet pattern on the Eberjay Ibiza One-Piece gives this suit some balance, making it a total must-have.
9. Mesh Moment
Eloquii Mesh Detail One-Piece $149.95 buy it
Is there a hotter material than mesh on this earth? Methinks not! The Eloquii Mesh Detail One-Piece is a surefire stunner.
10. Deep V
Buy: Suboo Sophia One-Piece $190
It’s all about the plunge, baby! The Suboo Sophia One-Piece features an earthy brown snake print and the opportunity to show off some major cleavage.
11. Laced Up
Swimsuits For All.
Phython Cut-Out One-Piece (was $148) $49.98 buy it
This Swimsuits For All x Ashley Graham Phython Cut-Out One-Piece also comes in hot pink (!), but something about this turquoise snake print paired with the sexy lace-up cut-outs has me dying to take a thirst trap Instagram post.
12. Cheetah Bardot
Buy: Karla Colletto Bree Off The Shoulder One-Piece $272
A Bardot-style neckline is always sexy AF, and the Karla Colletto Bree Off The Shoulder One-Piece pairs the risqué top with a simple black bottom half for balance. This is one of those suits that would look great with a pair of black shorts at happy hour, BTW!
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