The swim scene has come a very long way. Where itty-bitty string bikinis were once de rigueur for looking sexy at the beach and by the pool, we’re now opting for on-trend bathing suits that don’t show off too much skin and rather show off just enough. To prove it, we’re calling out the Goldilocks of swimsuits: one-pieces of the low-back variety. High upfront (to avoid any wave-induced slippage) and low in the back, these pieces officially end the days of compromising coverage for sex appeal.
The world of low-back one-piece swimsuits is nearly limitless, with everyone from Target and Anthropologie to Farm Rio and plus-size retailer Cupshe throwing their hats (or maillots) in the ring. While you may not get the line-less tan you’re used to, it’ll all be worth it when you don’t have to spend any time adjusting and re-tying your string bikini after every dip in the water.
To help you find a swimsuit that’s just right, we’ve laid out all the best straight-size and plus-size one-pieces. Trust us, you’ll sail through the rest of summer with these not-too-revealing, not-too-conservative, low-back one-piece swimsuits.
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