Is it just me that experiences this? When I go shopping for something specific, it seems like I can never find it. It’s only when I’ve no reason for new clothes that I find my best buys. My latest impulsive purchases have one thing in common: All are one-pieces I never knew I needed.
There’s a lot to be said for one-and-done styles. For one, they can be tossed on with zero effort. They’re flattering and summer-appropriate. They’re also versatile and useful for a variety of occasions from weekend getaways and beach weddings to garden barbecues. So hello summer, bye money!
1. White Shirtdress with Pocket Accent from HOTPING
If there’s one dress that works for every occasion, it would be the white shirtdress. It’s easy to wear with just about anything I already own: heels and a clutch for events, sandals and a straw bag for vacations, and so on. The midi length and pointed lapels are HR-approved, so feel free to enter the boardroom too.
2. Off-Shoulder Midi Dress from PPGIRL
I thought that it’d take a lot of time to plan my looks for upcoming summer weddings – that is, until this dreamy dress came along. It ticks all the boxes: slightly formal, breezy enough for the warm weather, and insanely flattering. No heels required – it’ll work just fine with strappy sandals, red lips, and a clutch.
3. Sleeveless Shirtdress from TOM & RABBIT
This tie-waist striped shirtdress is just the right thing for a preppy girl’s low-key weekend. The fit is relaxed, and the A-line skirt flatters most body types – not to mention it’s entirely office-appropriate. Wear with sandals off-duty, heels for a wedding, and flats for work.
4. Floral Sundress from DRESSNALDA
One thing that can’t go missing when summer rolls around is a casual printed dress to keep you cool in the sweltering heat. This sundress is a force to be reckoned with, given the flattering wrap front and gathered waist. Gear up for a lazy vacation by teaming it with strappy sandals, or throw on a white blazer and pendant earrings for date nights!
5. Sleeveless Belted Jumpsuit from LIPHOP
Jumpsuits can be as casual or sophisticated as you want them to be. This one falls more on the formal side of the spectrum. If you’re looking for a comfortable, chic and work-appropriate piece, this slick all-in-one is what dreams are made of. Keep things simple with a bright clutch and strappy sandals.
6. Denim Jumpsuit from DABAGIRL
For lazy brunches with the girls or even when just running errands, you need a no-nonsense one-piece. Everything from the curve-flattering nipped-in waist to the oversized lapels of this one set it apart from the average utilitarian one-piece. Team with a well-worn pair of Converse and 90s-style sunnies for retro chic. Belt it with a fanny pack for good measure.
7. Ruffled Romper in Tropical Print from Cherryville
When you’re planning on a weekend of glamping on the beach and don’t know what to wear, think of the comfort and effortlessness of a romper. This tropical-printed number even flaunts a romantic of-the-moment cold-shoulder silhouette accented with ruffles.
8. Halter Swimsuit with Wrap-Front Detail from UPTOWNHOLIC
We’re taking swimsuits onto dry land again this year. We all need a cute bathing suit that can double as a top or bodysuit for a life that’s not so aquatic. The wrap-style front, neutral hue and cutout back give this monochrome number a luxe feel, making it easy to dress it up with wide-leg pants and flats for warm summer nights. Also, considering how much we’re into matching shorts and blazers these days, you know what to wear underneath. This piece won’t be buried at the back of my drawer, even when I’m not yet ready to hit the pool.
9. Cutout Swimsuit from UPTOWNHOLIC
This swimsuit is one fine curve-hugging pick that essentially flatters all body types. The high waist cutouts highlight the smallest part of the waist and visually elongate your legs. You’ll feel sexy and confident!
10. Color-Block Cutout Swimsuit from UPTOWNHOLIC
I bet minimalists are losing it over this color-block swimsuit. The cutout that creates the look of a crop top and high-waist bottom is as practical as it is flattering. With a clean, polished swimsuit like this one, all you need is some standout accessories like embellished slides to pull off an athleisure look.