I’m taking a break from Friday Lingerie Lust this week to write about Swimwear Lust. I’m heading on holiday tomorrow, I’ll be driving a convertible around California for two weeks, visiting Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, San Francisco and then taking a route down the Big Sur to Los Angeles. I have high hopes for a big adventure, a lot of sun and plenty of time by the pool or at the beach. This past month I’ve been exploring the new swimwear designers I met at Curve NY back in August to find some new inspiration…
Image above: Ben Cope
Unsurprisingly I have been drawn to a label based in California: 1 Sol Swimwear. Both the design and the production of their swimwear takes place in their Los Angeles studios
At first I thought their range was too overtly sexy for me. The 1 Sol woman is definitely someone who who exudes sexy (can you tell?!) and embodies confidence. But their collection is also quite versatile, with something for everyone. I learned that my favourite piece is a best seller – this asymmetrical swimsuit:
Image above: DJpremium
I love the coverage of this swimsuit and that fact that more coverage hasn’t led 1 Sol to compromise on the beauty of the design.
1 Sol have a lovely blog section of their website where they talk about a wide range of swimwear related issues – from how they set their pricing to how to feel confident in a swimsuit, you name it they’ve covered all the angles!
And so, whilst I scour Las Vegas for the nearest 1 Sol Swimwear boutique, you can enter my competition to win one of their asymmetrical one pieces. The kind folks at 1 Sol have given me a one piece, size small (US 2-4; bust 33-34; cup size a/b; waist 26-27; hip 36-37) in black, to give away to readers in the US (UK readers I promise a competition for you next, it is long overdue… and I know I don’t do these often, just for the things I really love….)
To enter, you need to be a fan of 1 Sol on their Facebook Page. Then leave me a comment below telling me about your favourite bikini /swimwear related image, it might be something iconic from the movies or a memory of your gran at the beach when you were younger… who knows. I like hearing your thoughts and experiences! I’ll pick a winner (in advance: I am going to be incredibly jealous of you) when I return from California – don’t forget to leave me your email address – good luck everyone and have a fabulous two weeks!!
For more information on 1 Sol Swimwear, visit their website here.