Over time, swimwear has transformed from wholesome garments to risque attire that leaves many wondering if bare skin is acceptable. Regardless of the drastic change in beach wear modesty, an oldie but goodie has made its way back into the hearts of many–the one piece.

You may be apprehensive of this new obsession. With all the new styles and cuts, you may be convinced that a one piece just isn’t right for you. If the last time you broke out that one piece was church camp in the 80s, I’ll show you how to hit the water feeling confident and sexy.

If busty is how you would describe your shape and finding swimsuits that are flattering, sexy, and modest is not an easy feat, go for a style that’s going to give you support.  Look for a swimsuit with cups to give you a nice shape or a halter style.  This keeps it stylish, yet conservative, on the top and leaves your bottom half to play with fun cutouts on the side or shows off a colorful bottom-piece. A one piece doesn’t need to scream old-school, just keep it tasteful!

Maybe you are like Shakira. Your hips definitely don’t lie when it comes to exposing them in a suit. Finding something that accentuates your curves and hits you in all the right places is harder than you thought. Look for a swim-dress style that shows off your personality and your curves in all the right ways. This look can give you coverage on the bottom half without sacrificing style, so get creative! Maybe try a ruffle around the hips, so you can show off your best features without feeling overexposed! Use this as a chance to be playful with the top half! Maybe Straps? Strapless? Or maybe even a fun pattern with a wrap halter neckline? Don’t limit yourself just because you’re curvy!

So, you skipped right past the “busty” and “curvy” paragraph. You snickered because you would never use those words to describe yourself. You’re the one that’s always reaching for the push up to give you any sense of cleavage you can find. There’s good news! You have the ability to rock a one-piece that so many others would kill to wear. Plunging necklines and dramatic cutouts will make you find a whole new appreciation for your features. Showing some skin without taking it too far may be your new go-to suit style for the summer! Both of these styles have a powerful, elegant look that will turn heads by the water.

One pieces are nothing new, but the way you wear one can be! Don’t let your fear keep you from finding a trend that highlights your body rather than hides it. One pieces don’t have to be drab. If anything, they can be the most flattering piece in your closet. Before you swear to two pieces forever, grab a shopping buddy and head to the dressing room. Leave with something stylish, head turning, AND flattering so that you can be proud of your figure the next time you are by the water!