Just because you aren't quite up to rocking a bikini doesn't mean you have to settle for a frumpy one piece. Maillot style suits are stylish, flattering and right on trend this summer. Here are our picks for five maillot style one pieces that all cost less than $70.
If you want to keep your stomach covered while still showing some
serious skin, try American Apparel's Nylon Tricot Maillot-V Swimsuit
($45). The suit has a scandalous plunging neckline and a halter style
back that looks like a traditional string bikini
from behind. It comes in four stunning colors: grape (pictured),
cobalt, black and burgundy. For those with more adventurous beach
style, American Apparel also offers the same style suit in an exotic
zebra print ($54).
Trim your midsection instantly with Inches Off's Crisscross Maillot
($59.99 for misses, $69.99 for women's at Chadwicks.com). Not only does
the suit cinch your stomach flat with “built-in tummy control,” but it
also creates the illusion of a slimmer waist with its crisscross
design. The halter strap detaches so it can be worn strapless as well.
This miracle working maillot comes in two chic color combos: black and
plum (pictured) and black and white. You'll be hard pressed to find a
suit that will do more for your figure.
Cute meets sexy
push-up one piece (originally $82, clearance $48.99) is designed for
some serious poolside cleavage: not only does it have underwire cups,
but it also has removable padding. When their aptly named Miracle Bra
design meets swimwear, it's no surprise that the result is a super
sizzling suit. But this suit is not all about the sex appeal; its
ruffle trim and adorable fish print also give it an innocent and girly
aura. Comes with a removable halter strap for those particularly
worried about wardrobe malfunctions.
This Xhila Navy One Piece Swimsuit
($29.99 at Target.com) has beach picnic at Cape Cod written all over
it. It also has a bit of old school glamour to it: the piping, thick
halter straps, side tabs, classic navy and white color combination and
overall shape give the suit a flirty and retro feel. This suit is
perfect for the more modest; it has very full coverage in both the
front and back.