20 One Piece Swimsuits Under $100

I’m leaving tomorrow to go on vacation with my family.  We’re camping RV-style at a campground at Walt Disney World.  I’m excited for all sorts of reasons, but my main one is that I can’t wait to introduce Scarlett to camping.  I grew up going RVing with my grandparents and some of my best summertime memories include the fun my family and I had at various campgrounds around Florida.

The campground we’re staying at has a kiddie pool area.  Since I will undoubtedly be spending a lot of time there with my 1.5 year old and her cousins, I figured a one piece bathing suit would be my best option for this vacation.  I’ve wanted a one piece for years, but have held off on buying one.  They’ve gotten progressively better looking over the years, so I figured the time was now.  I tend to hang on to bathing suits until they fall apart, so I know I’ll be wearing this suit for quite some time.

I ended up purchasing #1 on the graphic below.  The picture really doesn’t do it justice.  It’s a deep purplish maroon color and has a slight shimmer to it.  It’s also slightly ruched so it’s flattering on the tummy.  And it’s so comfy!  I went for it because I felt confident in it, and because it has a high neck.  The older I’m getting the more I want to protect my chest from sun exposure (I’ve burned it so many times over the years).  I’ve become a bit fanatical about sun protection now that I’m 30.  I prefer physical barriers to sunscreen/sunblock, so I figured a high neck style might be my best bet.  Plus, I wanted good coverage and no boobage.

Here are the suits that caught my eye.  They’re all under $100 and all different styles and designs!

One Piece Swimsuit Round-up » StyleEmulator.com

One  //  Two  //  Three  //  Four

Five  //  Six  //  Seven  //  Eight

Nine  //  Ten  //  Eleven  //  Twelve

Thirteen  //  Fourteen  //  Fifteen  //  Sixteen

Seventeen  //  Eighteen  //  Nineteen  //  Twenty

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Swim Cover-Up Round-Up

In addition to white sneakers, the other item on my immediate to-buy list is a swim cover-up.  A few years ago I came across a blue and white tunic cover-up while shopping for a dress to wear to a wedding.  It was the end of summer, I was pregnant, and I was exhausted from shopping for hours with no luck on the dress front.  Due to those factors, I couldn’t justify the $60 price tag.  Fast forward to now and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought about that cover-up.  Naturally, when I wasn’t looking for a specific item of clothing I found the perfect one (and didn’t buy it).  I bet if I went shopping for a cover-up right now, I’d find the perfect dress to wear to a wedding!

I have a few cover-ups that I feel “meh” about.  I’ve just recently started buying clothes that actually fit my body type (long rectangular torso), and my current cover-ups do nothing for me.  The past couple of times I’ve needed a cover-up, I’ve grabbed shorts and a top instead.  I’ve always felt slightly self conscious in a bathing suit (who doesn’t?), so I’d like to find a cover-up that I feel confident in.  Or at least a little better than “meh”.

I rounded up all of the below as possible contenders.  My top 3 are on the top row, but I like them all.  I did have a few requirements that helped me weed through all of the various options available on the world wide web:

  • Sleeves – My current cover-ups are sleeveless and I’ve had several instances where I wish I had sleeves for a little sun protection, warmth if it’s windy, or because I forgot to shave my armpits (kidding, maybe).
  • No drop waist – Makes me look wide.

Not sheer – or at least, not extremely sheer.  I’m fine with some translucence.Swim Cover up Round up » StyleEmulator.comOne  (also love it in chambray)  //  Two  //  Three

Four  //  Five  //  Six

Seven  //  Eight  // Nine

Ten  //  Eleven  //  Twelve

Thirteen  //  Fourteen  //  Fifteen


Help me decide!  Which one do you like best?


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