You may have noticed that this has been the year of the one piece swimsuit. Step aside itsy-bitsy bikini, there is a not-so-new player taking center stage and it's redefining sexy swimwear!
The one-piece swimsuit has surpassed the bikini in sales this summer and continues to grow exponentially in both popularity and sales. According to the Guardian, it's "putting the bikini in the shade"! Many are of the opinion that the bikini is becoming outdated, even old-fashioned. The tables are definitely turning.
Designers have recognized the trend is starting a movement, like move-over bikini, and the stylish designs across the board are far from frumpy, but full on fabulous.
So if you're looking for modern yet stylish swimwear with a chic old-world glamour then I have some very important news for you - Tripp Swim. A luxury brand from the US made in Italy from high quality and sustainable Italian fabrics. Tripp Swim has a selection of sophisticated swimsuits that offer just the right amount of coverage making them a practical choice as well as elegant.
Lisa Tripp is the founder and creative director behind Tripp Swim. She launched the brand in March 2017 after recognizing a gap in the market, specifically a lack of sophisticated yet practical swimwear that leaves a woman feeling confident, elegant and sexy... discreetly!
The Tripp Swim SS18 collection has a variety of styles in fun and fresh color ways. I chose the Pellegrini in white which also comes in red and navy. The swimsuits are lined, provide 50 SPF UV protection and are lotion and sunscreen resistant.
It's ironic that the one piece swimsuit was relegated almost entirely to older women! Now it seems that the older generation are, and have been forging the way ahead in trending swimwear style! Not so long ago you would have been hard pushed to find a woman under the age of thirty wearing a one piece swimsuit. Now, many youngsters are following in their elders footprints and wearing a one piece. So there we have it, older women have a sense of style that younger women have deemed it worthy to copy!
So for all those women of a certain age who felt compelled to wear a bikini just because - don your one piece and strut your stuff, whether on the beach, by the pool, in the back yard, you are on top of your trend game fashionistas! And, don't be surprised when the bikini clad stragglers give you the side eye... next season, they will be in their one piece!
The Classic Collection from Tripp Swim consists of black and white swimwear which is always in style. This piece, the Carpenese with high trend one shoulder design and very flattering triangular color block detail in white and gray, is the perfect swimsuit for cruising the Mediterranean aboard a yacht or joining the kids on the water slide at the local water park! Built in bra and moderate seat coverage has you fully secured from top to bottom.
The quality of the Italian fabric totally retains it's shape and has the bonus of offering some compression. As such the sizing tends to run small, so definitely size up. I love how the elastic on the back of the leg hole is not as rigid as the front which means you don't have the problem with cheeky over-spill!
Tripp swimwear also looks completely at home when worn with a pair of floaty resort pants or long flowing skirt, lending itself as a sophisticated top which easily takes you from pool to party! Which incidentally is another surging trend that a bikini would struggle to pull off with the same level of chic.
Tripp Swim is a wardrobe swimwear staple, a modernized classic that will stand the test of time both from a style perspective and quality. It's your LBD of swimwear.
You can check out the other styles here at www.trippswim.com and no matter where in the world you are, the shipping is free!
Thank you to Tripp Swim for sponsoring this post.
These gorgeous photographs were taken by the wonderful Heidi Kane (Heidi Kane Photography) on location at the Mountain Shadows Resort in Arizona
Karen Serino is a life and style blogger, sharing fashion, fitness and fun for youthful women in their forties, fifties and beyond.
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