Your swimwear is about to take on a whole new set of skills. We’re no longer talking about swimsuits as if they’re subjected to one occasion only, so get ready for yours to triple task as a body suit, crop top, or undergarment. Swimming is just one part of the one-piece or bikini’s appeal, and those who have invested in non-waterproof beachwear know they’re not always even swim-approved!
This summer it’s even more practical to have a swimsuit that’s, dare we say, less practical than ever before. Designers from DKNY, to Missoni, to Mara Hoffman showed us three great ways you can take your suit from the pool to a party with some of your favourite wardrobe pieces. Love that suit and hate to take it off at sunset? Make it an outfit by turning it into one of these pieces:
1. Bodysuit. This DKNY Spring 2013 runway look has chic written all over it. The black one-piece maillot bathing suit can work double duty as seen here, worn as a body suit with classically tailored black trousers and sleek accessories. This is an easy look to copy as any one-piece suit can be turned into a bodysuit.
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