Friday Swimwear Lust: 1 Sol Swimwear

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.

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  1. says

    Fanned their FB page…GREAT giveaway.
    I am a huge fan of this DJ Premium one piece suit you featured…perfect for days when I am chasing Connor all over the beach and can’t be wearing a two piece!
    Thanks for the intro to this brand…fingers crossed:)

  2. says

    The swimwear section of my closet is sorely under-developed but these suits make me want to actually fix that problem. I love your pick of the asymmetrical one, great cut and a gorgeous colour as well. Have fun in Vegas, if you feel like tempting yourself at Dior ask for Syndi…she’s a good friend of mine and one of the managers there. She’ll take great care of you. Also, if you’re in the mood for some hunting check out the Buffalo Exchange off the strip…you’d be surprised at some of the designer bags that get dropped off there. Just be prepared for a hit or miss situation if you go. Enjoy!


  3. says

    Hope you have a fabulous holiday in California, sweets! It’s good to be back dropping by my faves .. and back with the Season Premiere of the new fall season of the blog this week. Hope you find lots of time for just relaxing while you’re gone!

  4. says

    Liking done! My favourite swimwear related image is actually of myself haha But in my defense I am 2 years old in the picture, walking down the beach in Italy hand in hand with my mum, matching her black bikini with my tiny black tie bikini bottoms with beads. I think we both looked rather cute back then!

  5. says

    Hmm, my fave bikini image is probably me, in an itsy bitsy polka dot bikini, in a minitub on my front lawn at the farm. I am bearing my “guns” and flexing for the camera no less. Good stuff and great giveaway!

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