Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Bathing Suits That Double As Body Suits

Hi everyone! On my fashion journalism exam last week one of the questions was to write the lead to an article about bathing suits with a unique angle, my topic was bathing suits worn as bodysuits! This is a trend that has been popping up in my Instagram (@belleoftheball45) feed lately that I've been loving. For a girl like me who loves the beach, this is a great way to get more wear out of a bathing suit than you typically would. I've been seeing so many cute one-pieces and even bikinis lately, that would look so cute styled with accessories. This also makes it easy to go from the beach to another event without having to change. Here are a few looks I drew inspiration from, along with a few outfits I put together with a few of my favorite suits I've been eyeing. I can't wait to try out this trend in the summer! 

I'm also obsessing over terrycloth lately. I think it is the perfect summer fabric. When I was at the Lilla P showroom in NYC a few weeks ago they had the cutest terrycloth set. Check out a few of my terrycloth and other items on my summer wishlist below. 

I have been coveting this suit since it landed on the J Crew site! From the floral print to the frill on the sleeves I think it is simply perfect. This pair of Levi's is so cute and easy to style with almost anything. For accessories, I added this adorable straw bag, a pair of mules, and some trendy tortoise sunnies. Now you're ready to take this suit from beach to lunch!

 If you've been reading my blog or a while, you know I love navy. This suit is such a classic silhouette, which makes it very easy to style. I paired it with a silk scarf, classic Raybans, the cutest striped skirt, and my favorite summer sandal.

This suit is SO cute and such a great price! I love the smocking on the top and think it would work so well as a top with a higher rise midi skirt. I love yellow paired with chambray, and these fun daisy earrings add another great touch.

A few other pieces I've had my eye on for spring & summer:



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Thanks so much for reading! Tag me @belleoftheball45 how you style your bathing suits!


  1. This is such a fun way to style a bathing suit! I never thought of it! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. I never thought to wear a bathing suit as a bodysuit, but it makes total sense! I love that first one

    Kendal / Life With Kendal

  3. I love this! Such a great tip and I love how you styled the pieces... they are all so cute.


  4. I loved how you styled these pieces together!! The "vintage vibe" style is probably my favorite one of the bunch! What a fun idea, I would have never thought to style a swimsuit as a body suit/part of my outfit :)

    xx Libby


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