Modern Full-Piece Bathing Suits for Summer 2018

Modern Full Piece Bathing Suits for Summer 2018 - The Well Dressed Life

Summer is coming. Even though it may seem like it’s in the distant future here in the NorthEast, I urge you to think ahead for your swimwear needs. I always put it off because I loathe bathing suit shopping (I don’t think I’m alone in that) and then when I finally do muster up the energy to do it, I’m pressed for time and the options are limited. I have quite a few swimsuits that I picked based on “what’s in my size that can be delivered here by Friday?” instead of “what makes me feel and look good?” Thus, I did some research and rounded up my long list of full piece bathing suit contenders to share with you.



Anthropologie’s curated swim collection is classic with a charming twist. You’ll find bright colors and happy details in this bunch.


I’ve always had at least one J. Crew bathing suit in rotation. They wear well and with proper care, they last a long time too. This season they seem to have frequent sales, so keep an eye out for that.

Lands’ End: 

I never paid Lands’ End much attention until a family friend began working for the company. But I was pleasantly surprised when I saw some of the options they have. It just goes to show that it pays off to look outside of your normal brand rotation once in a while – you may just find some great stuff in unexpected places.

La Blanca:

If you want a full-piece bathing suit that is a bit sexier, La Blanca is for you. I have a deep plunge suit that I bought a couple of years to ago, and it’s my most favorite suit. While the cuts may be more daring, the quality is great, so you don’t feel like you are wearing something revealing AND flimsy.


Plus options used to be limited to the skirted options, which are fine, but I don’t think every woman wants the exact same swimsuit as everyone else! Check out these super cute options, none of which are skirted.

Did you take the plunge and order one of these suits? If so, let us know in the comments! 

Modern Full-Piece Bathing Suits for Summer 2018

5 thoughts on “Modern Full-Piece Bathing Suits for Summer 2018”

  1. Can I ask how tall you are? I’m 5’7 with a longer torso and I don’t have a single one piece swimsuit because the bodies are never long enough. Are there brands that fit better on taller women? Or brands that have a talk option?

    • Hi Yuliya, I am 5’10 and when I wear a full piece it’s always La Blanca (above). It fits me really well. Land’s End (also featured above) is also available in long sizes. Next Friday I am doing a post on my favorite two piece suits so stay tuned!

  2. Any suggestions for bustier women? Many of the options here look like the traditional “shelf bra” suits. I’d love to find something pretty that doesn’t scream “mom suit” or look completely dumpy.

    • One of my very busty girlfriends wears a lot of La Blanca. They may look like they lack support but they are actually very thoughtfully constructed. Also, Lands End also has a category just for larger busts. Finally, Bravissimo is an online brand that specializes in D+ sizes. Hope that helps!


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