Glam up your one-piece swimsuit. Tips on how to get it right.

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Some simple tips on how to glam up your one-piece swimsuit from day to night.

With a month of summer to go, we know you’re probably getting tired of changing out of your swimsuit to get dressed.  We’ve come up with some tips to keep it on, but as your best fashion accessory yet, so you don’t have the hassle of extra bags, changing, and wasting time post-beach or pool. Here’s how to move seamlessly from surfer babe to pool-side glamazon.

By Fashion Contributor, Narissa Moeller

Casual

If you’re parading a block-coloured swimsuit like this stunning black one-piece by Sunseeker, it can be matched with almost any pattern and design. However, make sure it has interesting details such as mesh or ruching so it doesn’t look leotard-y. You can tone this style down with an easy flowing maxi skirt, and open shirt for a cool casual look, perfect for a late-night bite down the beach.  Avoid going overboard with high-heels, and try a low wedge or sandal instead.

Sunseeker – Onyx Cross Bow Spliced 1PC – $149.95, www.sunseekerswim.com

Glam

Heading out to a party after a day on the sand? A swimsuit with a metallic fabric is an immediate attention grabber.  Pair it with some black pants and killer bright heels or even a mini-skirt, and you’ll have the boys chasing you from the water to the bar.

Moontide – Twist Lustre 50s Twist Suit

Moontide – Twist Lustre 50s Twist Suit – $119.99, www.moontide.com

(PIC CREDIT: Moontide – Twist Lustre 50s Twist Suit – $119.99, www.moontide.com)

Office

Nothing screams summer than a bright coloured swimsuit, but when you’re going from beach to boardroom, you might need to tone it down a bit. What do you do? Wear it straight under a grey or black tailored suit. Remember, you can always button the jacket up!

Moontide 2013 1306 PROOF

Moontide – Palms “V” Wire Halter Suit – $139.99, www.moontide.com

(PIC CREDIT: Moontide – Palms “V” Wire Halter Suit – $139.99, www.moontide.com)

 Sporty

This zipper one-piece, by Moontide swimwear is perfect for obtaining that sporty-luxe look that’s trending everywhere this Summer. It looks great with a tight pair of boyfriend jeans and heels.  It doesn’t matter where you’re heading either – dinner, drinks the movies, it’s an easy, on-trend winner. Score!

(PIC CREDIT: Moontide Eclipse – Racer Zip Suit – $219.99, www.moontide.com)

Moontide Eclipse – Racer Zip Suit – $219.99, www.moontide.com

 

Final tip: Try to look for shapes that won’t stick out when you layer clothes over it. This includes big bows and ties.

Cut-out styles are also best kept at the beach only.  We’re classy ladies after all.

Tell us how you wear your one piece?

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Narissa Moeller

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