I have never had a bombshell figure by any means, but I was certainly thin in my 20’s and am more along the lines of “average” in my 30’s. I actually used to like bikini shopping. After having two children and realizing 40 is approaching faster than I’d care to admit… those bikini-loving days are long gone. One of my “resolutions” was to get into a two-piece this summer…. Ummm…yeah, about that… I guess I still have some time left to make that happen, but I hate to admit, I believe I’ve GAINED weight since the New Year! The metabolism I once took advantage of is history.
So, even though I won’t be shopping for swimsuits anytime soon…like, for nearly three more months!…I decided to put a little post together for the women out there who may be in my boat. These are some of my fave ONE-PIECE swimsuits for the woman who still wants to look affordably chic while juggling children…or even without juggling children! All are under $50!
I found 6PM.COM had a ton of affordable one pieces. (I love this site for discounted designer shoes as well!) Here are a few, but check out their site to see other options. It’s very search friendly!
I love this Tommy Bahama one for the colors and pattern. It also comes with a detachable halter strap, which is always ideal for a little extra support and to prevent fears of a swimsuit malfunction!
I love the back detail of this Rachel Pally suit! If you’re going to wear a one-piece, at least make sure it has some kind of visual interest, right?!
This Guess suit is not typically my style, but I love how it gives a woman a little peek-a-boo action when she doesn’t want to show off her entire stomach!
U.S. Polo Association is really making a splash with this suit! Love the black and white with the keyhole detail! Simple yet sassy!
This O’Neill suit is a great basic! This one has a lower back, but it has a bikini-style fastener, which adds to the sex appeal yet still offers that tighter support around the bustline.
I love, love, love the print of this Bikini Lab suit! And the price?! Yes!
This Body Glove mono-kini is a little less scary than others I’ve seen. It’s still relatively modest, yet definitely sexy.
This Splendid suit is a great halter in a beautiful color with cute keyhole detail!
Victoria’s Secret offered this cute option, which would be ideal for me! It’s the look of a mono-kini, yet keeps all of the problem areas of my belly covered up!
I also did a little Google searching and came across one really unique and affordable suit on a site I’d never heard of: SwimwearPlace.com. I love the front detailing on this! I can’t attest to the quality as I’ve never shopped here, but it’s certainly worth a look!
Almost all of my current one-piece suits are actually from Old Navy. So I knew I’d find some affordable options there. Plus, there’s almost always some kind of online discount available! (prices included in pic caption)
And, of course…any fashionista on a budget probably already has Target on her radar! Here are a few from Tar-jay 😉 Some really great patterns available! (prices included in pic caption)
Now, there’s no excuse to not test the waters this summer… no matter how “not” bikini-ready you are! I’ve come to fully embrace the one-piece and even if I get back to my bikini-bod shape, I won’t hesitate to slip into a one-piece for more coverage! Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Thanks for reading!