A few months back, while perusing REVOLVE’s online shopping mecca in search of swimsuit options for my trip to Cancun, I knew I wanted to find a sleek, resort-inspired one-piece and this one—the Mesh Ventura by Rachel Pally—fit the bill (and me) perfectly.
swimsuit – Rachel Pally from REVOLVE // sunglasses – YSL from Nordstrom Rack (sold out online, but check your local store; similar style here) // head scarf + necklace – vintage from Vintage YSJ in downtown Sacramento
The plunging neckline gives the illusion of a longer torso, while the halter style de-emphasizes my broad shoulders, creating a softer, more feminine look that’s then balanced by the sportier racer back. I also love how the bottom cut elongates my legs while accentuating my somewhat non-existent hips. For someone who has always shied away from one-pieces because of how they typically looked on my athletic build—frumpy, stocky and ridiculously unflattering—I was so excited when I tried on this number and instantly felt classy, yet sexy. There was also a sense of relief since the first one-piece I had purchased (by a different designer), though amazing on the model, made me look like a dominatrix porn star (think strappy, low cut, “free the nipple” status)—not cute and not what I was going for. Thank god REVOLVE has such a great return policy!
To create a more bohemian look, I added mod-inspired YSL shades and a vintage head scarf and necklace. Simple, yet stylish.
A far cry from its Speedo predecessor, this swimsuit, and so many others like it, has elevated the one-piece trend to a level of chic, stylish sophistication and I’m totally digging it. No longer reserved for middle-aged women or ultra-conservative types, the new one-piece has certainly made a bold statement and I think it’s safe to say that we’ll keep hearing from it for beach seasons to come.
Not the most clear shot of the backside (my camera lens was still fogged from the humidity), but I wanted to at least show the racer-back detail. Click here for a better glimpse.
And stay tuned for a two-piece swimsuit look coming soon!
– S A D Y E E V Y N R E I S H