The Best Grown-Up One-Piece Swimsuits to Pack on Vacation

Updated 05/05/19
Fashion Me Now ; Swimsuit pictured: Eres

There's something to be said about a well-cut one-piece swimsuit. If styled well, it can be the most versatile item in your luggage, taking you from beach to boat to bar in a moment with the addition of shorts, a basket bag, and statement hoops. It's the item you live in on vacation, so it's worth choosing wisely.

With summer just one month away (who's counting?), we went in search of flattering one-piece swimsuits worthy of your next beach vacation. Whether you're island hopping in Greece, sipping poolside cocktails in Miami, or sailing the Cape in Nantucket, these swimsuits are perfectly paired with the local style at your destination. 

Pack your bags—these are the best grown-up swimsuits to pack to Mexico, Miami, and more. 

Nantucket

The look: Nautical, monochromatic, and understated

What to pack: Tailored shorts, sandals, boating shoes, and a cable-knit sweater for cool nights by the water

Where to stay: Greydon House, a luxury boutique hotel in downtown Nantucket, is the quintessential Cape Cod base. Picture Roman and Williams–decorated rooms housed in a quaint building complete with shingles and fragrant flower boxes. 

Summersalt The Deep Dive $95
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Available in sizes 2 to 14. 

J.Crew Straight Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit in Matte Gingham $110
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Available in sizes 0 to 16. 

Greece

The look: Refined, relaxed, and Mediterranean-inspired

What to pack: Cotton dresses, sunglasses, a basket bag for wandering the local markets, and rubber sandals to brave the pebble beaches.

Where to stay: Canaves Oia is on our bucket list. The Santorini resort was voted one of the best hotels in Greece by Travel+Leisure in 2017 and is in prime position to watch the sunset from the caldera. 

The Nina Belted Ribbed Stretch-knit Swimsuit
Solid and Striped The Nina Belted Ribbed Stretch-knit Swimsuit $180
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Available in sizes XS to Large. 

Layla One Piece
Karla Colletto Layla One Piece $244
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Available in sizes 6 to 14. 

Spain

The look: Bold, colorful, and playful 

What to pack: Statement tops, denim cutoffs, sundresses, sunglasses, bold earrings

Where to stay: Splurging? Consider Cap Rocat in Mallorca. The stunning five-star hotel is housed in a romantic 19th-century fortress, perched on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Palma. 

J.Crew Playa Tilden Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit $50
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Available in sizes XXS to XL. 

Zora Embellished Seersucker Swimsuit
Hunza G Zora Embellished Seersucker Swimsuit $185
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Available in one size. 

Mexico

The look: Textured and laid-back

What to pack: A woven bag to take you from the beach to the markets, comfortable slides, off-the-shoulder tops, casual printed dresses, and a hat

Where to stay: Coco Tulum offers thatched-roof cabanas with coastal decor from about $120 a night, making it perfect for design-conscious travelers on a budget. 

Maiyo Scarlette Swimsuit $129
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Available in sizes S to L. 

Costa Smocked One-Piece Swimsuit
Tory Burch Costa Smocked One-Piece Swimsuit $258
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Available in sizes XS to XL.

Miami

The look: Sexy and athletic with bold colors

What to pack: Sunglasses, workout clothes, heels, beach bag, and going-out dresses 

Where to stay: 1 Hotel South Beach has stunning pools, a great rooftop bar, beach access, and an on-site Soul Cycle.

Eliza One Piece
Reformation Eliza One Piece $98
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Available in sizes XS to XL.

Zimmermann Kali Bandeau $310
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Available in sizes 0 to 3.

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