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Fashion: Top 5 One Piece Bathing Suits

If you’re in the market for a new swimsuit, you’re in luck! Over the past couple of years, modest, vintage swimsuit styles have become popular, and in response, tons of brands have put out their own lines of adorable and conservative suits!

Of course, if real vintage is something you’re interested in, you might have luck finding a modest swimsuit at your local Goodwill or through sites like eBay and Etsy. But if you want something new, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite bathing suits currently for sale online and at your favorite local shops.

More interested in conservative tankinis or two pieces with high-waisted bottoms (another huge trend)? We’ll be back next week with our top picks for those styles.

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This striped, tie-dye patterned halter suit gets sweetened with ruffles on the bodice. The straight top is great if you’re busty and don’t feel as comfortable in anything that has a v-neck. ($28, JCPenney)

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On the other hand, if you do like a v-necks, this pink ruffled suit is adorable and doesn’t dip too low.Β Spaghetti halter straps tie at the neck. ($25,Β Old Navy)

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As you can see, ruffles are quite the trend right now! This suit features aΒ vibrant abstract print that brightens the swingy tiers of the flattering cut. ($39, JCPenney)

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This glamorous, shirred twist-bandeau swimsuit is awesome and flattering on all body types. This is a popular look at many department stores and is available in just about any color under the sun! ($38, JCPenney)

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A whimsical bird print lends this shirred-side swimdress a vintage air. We also really love the big bow tie! ($18, JCPenney)

Which of these suits is your favorite? Have you gone bathing suit shopping yet, or do you have a favorite that you already own? We’d love to know where you got it and why you love it!

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  1. goatwrangler

    Posted by goatwrangler on August 5, 2013 at 22:00

    I just have a plain ol one piece in an awesome color pattern, and I wear swim shorts over it.

  2. MaeJ

    Posted by MaeJ on July 7, 2013 at 10:29

    I have one that is just like the red halter top, that I got from Penny’s, except mine is more like a dress, it has a frilly edge that provides more coverage! I love it!

  3. npytlinski@gmail.com

    Posted by npytlinski@gmail.com on June 15, 2013 at 20:50

    Just bought that last one today! So excited to get it πŸ™‚

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by ashleyjones301 on June 12, 2013 at 08:08

    I usually wear a regular bathing suit top with some soffee shorts over the bottoms:)

  5. livingfortheloveofJesus

    Posted by livingfortheloveofJesus on June 3, 2013 at 13:24

    I got a black and white polka dot one piece from Catalina Walmart brand for 35 bucks that looks a lot like one Taylor Swift wore. It is charmingly retro, covers cleavage great, and even has a little swag across the front upper thigh. I love it!

  6. KitKat5693

    Posted by KitKat5693 on May 30, 2013 at 09:45

    I love all of these. The second one is okay, as it is too low for me. 3chowington, I do like swimdresses, they are my FAVORITE. πŸ™‚

  7. Joygirl14

    Posted by Joygirl14 on May 28, 2013 at 19:47

    Although one piece swim suits are more modest than bikinis by far, I think that they can also be immodest in a way. Not because they are showing a lot of skin.But in the way that they are skin tight. I prefer tankinis because you still get the coverage you want and the modesty and also because they are usually flowier and they don’t hug too close to your body. I like to wear boyshorts with my tankini top so that my butt is completely covered. And well, it’s easier to wear it because i’m not constantly worried about my bottoms riding up or getting a wedgie and showing things i shouldn’t be showing. And I’m sorry if this is putting it too bluntly, but it’s easier to shave when you don’t have as much exposed. And also, if you have a little extra flab in your tummy area, like me, skin tight one pieces don’t hide that as well. Tankinis flow out from the stomach and camouflage the extra skin or whatever. Anyway, that’s just my opinion. (:

  8. Jenna-worthit13

    Posted by Jenna-worthit13 on May 25, 2013 at 15:05

    the first one and the third one I absolutely LOVE! completely love! and I need to find a new one, I have a one piece, but it’s old… and I “lost” it. XD

  9. princesseowyn

    Posted by princesseowyn on May 25, 2013 at 12:40

    I like 1 and 4. πŸ™‚

  10. beautifymysoulgod

    Posted by beautifymysoulgod on May 25, 2013 at 11:01

    I’m actually looking for a one piece bathing suit for summer! The bottom one looks amazing, and it’s cheap too!

  11. pinklala96

    Posted by pinklala96 on May 24, 2013 at 14:23

    the last one is absolutely adorable!!

  12. Iluvzumba.com

    Posted by Iluvzumba.com on May 23, 2013 at 14:16

    I love the orange one!:)

  13. MariahPotterLovesJesus

    Posted by MariahPotterLovesJesus on May 23, 2013 at 10:13

    I love that third one! I love that they put these kind of modest fashion tips up<3 personally… I couldn't bare to walk on a beach in like, a bikini, or anything really revealing, so I just love how this site helps show girls that modest can still be cute and fashionable!

  14. swingdancingskilletfan332

    Posted by swingdancingskilletfan332 on May 23, 2013 at 09:22

    I honestly hate one piece bathing suits. They make me feel uncomfortable when I wear one. I rather would wear a bikini and wear shorts with the bottom.

  15. Uchiha_Kaida

    Posted by Uchiha_Kaida on May 22, 2013 at 20:18

    what I usually wear is a swimsuit with shorts and a t shirt over it :3

  16. Fashionlovebypam

    Posted by Fashionlovebypam on May 22, 2013 at 19:38

    I Love the Last One. I always wear shorts with mine anyway.

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by Rhoda on May 22, 2013 at 17:37

    Lol I don’t really know what one wears to the beach… Bikinis, in my honest opinion, are too much showing. Boobs, stomach, arms, legs, butt, everything out there. One pieces are a bit better, however the ones up top can show a lot of chest for the bigger chested women out there. And so: I’d say just go with a t-shirt or something with shorts…Idk lol.

  18. kjm109

    Posted by kjm109 on May 22, 2013 at 16:44

    I defiantly just bought the red JCP dress yesterday! It is so comfortable and very modest for a swimsuit.

    • livingfortheloveofJesus

      Posted by livingfortheloveofJesus on June 4, 2013 at 10:39

      I’m glad you found a bathing suit! Bathing suit buying is always a struggle for me. So many just don’t fit right. I did find a really cute black and white polka dot one piece a few days ago, thought, that I feel really comfortable in. Don’t you love that moment in a dressing room where you go, “It covers all that it needs too AND feels comfortable!!!” I know I do! πŸ™‚

  19. elizahope

    Posted by elizahope on May 22, 2013 at 13:19

    Like the first one!!

  20. Project Inspired

    Posted by jd20goblue on May 21, 2013 at 19:38

    I usually wear just board shorts and a surf shirt or a big t-shirt with an immodest top underneath just to provide more coverage πŸ™‚ I know that sounds weird but seriously, I get like a bikini top or a tankini top that’s a little bit too immodest (like in the neck area) but it fits my body nicely so I throw a big shirt/surf shirt over it and now it’s modest!

  21. Jesusfreak1415

    Posted by Jesusfreak1415 on May 21, 2013 at 09:05

    I love the first one! I always have a hard time looking for one piece bathing suits. So this helped a lot. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  22. Andrea_Eitner

    Posted by Andrea_Eitner on May 20, 2013 at 21:20

    I have one exactly like the fourth one but in pink! I got it at Target for about $20 and I love it! It keeps me modest and flatters my figure as well!

  23. cosbyl

    Posted by cosbyl on May 18, 2013 at 12:20

    I have the pink one that gathers except it is black.

  24. Lovely Mistakes

    Posted by Lovely Mistakes on May 15, 2013 at 15:15

    I have one exactly like the 4th one down only in purple!

  25. misstake

    Posted by misstake on May 15, 2013 at 13:18

    Since when was the stomach considered a ‘private part’ that we need to cover it more then we cover our chest? Hellooo? Just saying! lol

    • AllisonGrace

      Posted by AllisonGrace on May 15, 2013 at 14:08

      Agreed misstake! I focus on covering my chest rather than my tummy πŸ™‚

      • MariahPotterLovesJesus

        Posted by MariahPotterLovesJesus on May 23, 2013 at 10:17

        I just think its a preference thing… people like me are embarrassed and uncomfortable with showing their stomach… and I personally try to stay as covered as I can, but at the same time look cute and get a good suntan! I can see why some people would prefer a bikini, but I can also definitely see why girls prefer to keep their stomachs chests and butts covered. I mean jewish woman wear robes out to the beach, again. ITs a preference thing

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Deesign on May 15, 2013 at 13:45

      The stomach is not a private part, but the more skin the easier it is for guys to lust. It is not inherently sinful to wear a bikini but it is wrong to go against your convictions. I would not but I know those who don’t feel that they are wrong. Let God decide for you.

  26. PolkaDot

    Posted by PolkaDot on May 15, 2013 at 09:53

    I am going to Kohls for my swimsuit this year! πŸ™‚

  27. RachelMeeko

    Posted by RachelMeeko on May 15, 2013 at 08:13

    Is it okay to get a bikini and wear a shirt over it? Or is that still distracting to guys?

    • Captain Marvel

      Posted by Captain Marvel on May 15, 2013 at 12:45

      Just make sure the shirt isn’t a colour that’s gonna be see through when it gets wet and if you notice it sticking to your body, pull it away a bit πŸ™‚

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by Deesign on May 15, 2013 at 13:43

        Did you see how many responses there were? Over 1600 people replied. I don’t think that you read the statement right. The survey was made so that the guys would read a statement and then say if they agreed or disagreed with it.On that issue 54% disagreed or strongly disagreed with an extra 22% that were natural. The statements that are on the website aren’t necessarily what the survey found.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Deesign on May 15, 2013 at 12:12

      I would check out this website. It is a survey about what guy’s find modest or not and it actually asks that same question. http://www.therebelution.com/modestysurvey/
      If you don’t feel like reading and finding it here is a great quote from the survey. This one participant said this “No. Water is wet. Things in water get wet. Wet things stick. Wet clothes stick to your body” in response to the statement “It is okay for a girl to wear a revealing swimsuit (e.g., a bikini) if she wears a t-shirt over it.” I am not trying to dictate anything, but I would recommend that all of us look at this survey and see what the guys say.

      • Captain Marvel

        Posted by Captain Marvel on May 15, 2013 at 12:44

        They also say it’s distracting for girls to lay on the ground/stretch. I don’t think that survey is the most reputable.

  28. Shanell Elise is back

    Posted by Shanell Elise is back on May 15, 2013 at 04:45

    I Like the 1 and 2. πŸ™‚

  29. summertimegirl

    Posted by summertimegirl on May 14, 2013 at 22:19

    the 3rd one is so cute !

  30. horselover0509

    Posted by horselover0509 on May 14, 2013 at 21:18

    I wear mostly tank-kinis, but sometimes one pieces, these are so cute!!!

  31. EmeraRider

    Posted by EmeraRider on May 14, 2013 at 20:30

    I like the first best!

  32. olburrows

    Posted by olburrows on May 14, 2013 at 15:22

    I have seen some adorable modest swimsuits on limericki.com! Check it out!

  33. AllisonGrace

    Posted by AllisonGrace on May 14, 2013 at 14:18

    I wear bikinis, but that fourth one is really cute! If I had to get a one piece, it would be like that one πŸ™‚

    • Camille

      Posted by Camille on May 14, 2013 at 16:45

      i wear bikinis 2 bt if i had 2 choose 1 of these i would pick the first 1. i just love the color…blue is my favorite….and the halter top style.

  34. Project Inspired

    Posted by TheGoodLife on May 14, 2013 at 14:14

    I feel like all but the first one and maybe even that are too low on top by a lot. Is this just me or..

    Of all the things girls need to cover, boobs are probably the most important or tied with butt so I don’t think that these are okay. Not trying to be Debby Downer just confused..

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Rhoda on May 22, 2013 at 17:32

      I agree with you about really, all of them…

      • Ashli Payj

        Posted by Ashli Payj on July 4, 2013 at 16:46

        I think the first two and the last one are DEFINATELY too low! The other two are just okay but I wouldn’t wear either :/

    • PureFashionLover

      Posted by PureFashionLover on May 16, 2013 at 19:41

      @TheGoodLife, I agree w/ you about the first one being a bit low on top! Also, the second v-necked one would expose too much for my personal comfort!

  35. applebypie123

    Posted by applebypie123 on May 14, 2013 at 12:39

    The first two are so cute! I don’t wear one pieces, but if I did, It would be that first one!

  36. Emilyitude

    Posted by Emilyitude on May 14, 2013 at 12:22

    So what I’m hearing is that I need to go to JCPenny! haha thanks this is great.

  37. 3chowington

    Posted by 3chowington on May 14, 2013 at 11:32

    Girls have you tried a swim dress? They add the best coverage and are super trendy this season!

    • kristimisti1

      Posted by kristimisti1 on May 24, 2013 at 10:10

      I love swim dresses! I had one for 2 years but it started sagging. πŸ™

    • leslieanna13

      Posted by leslieanna13 on May 22, 2013 at 14:07

      Kmart has some great swim dresses!

    • godgirl2000

      Posted by godgirl2000 on May 17, 2013 at 04:20

      Swim dresses are really cute! πŸ™‚ If they sold them were I live I’d tottaly buy them :D.

    • prov31maiden

      Posted by prov31maiden on May 16, 2013 at 20:00

      No, I’ve never tried them, but I’ve always wanted too! Sometimes I feel uncomfortable even in a one piece…where do you get yours? πŸ™‚

      • Ashli Payj

        Posted by Ashli Payj on July 4, 2013 at 16:42

        Another option is a one peice suit and some board shorts. That is what I do. It is really great because when I am done swimming I just throw on a t-shirt spend the day in that so I am always ready for wet! πŸ™‚

      • leslieanna13

        Posted by leslieanna13 on May 22, 2013 at 14:08

        I get mine at Kmart or online plus size clothing stores.