farfetch, one-piece swimsuit, jess dempsey, northern magpie, joey taylor

The one-piece swimsuit has fast become an essential piece for holidays, no longer reversed for your mum or grandma. It's a piece I've shied away from until now as I always thought they looked the best on tall girls and not on smaller girls like myself. But if you use a few tricks to make sure you buy the right one-piece swimsuit, you can make this swimwear work for you. For short girls it's all in the leg, take inspiration from Kylie Jenner and make sure your swimsuit is a high leg over the hips if you dare! Next is the colour or print, if you are conscious of your middle, try a bold print or play it safe and wear a black swimsuit. If you are feeling brave just go for a plain coloured piece and make it work with sandals and a large straw hat.

Being inspired by Farfetch Style Guide blog post with Jess Dempsey about how she makes swimsuits work for her I have put together three different looks that can work for anyone!

one-piece swimsuit, northern magpie, joey taylor

This look is effortless pool side glamour, no wedges in sight! Instead, a clean crisp white swimsuit with a high leg that will elongate your figure and on point tie details at the straps. For a touch of elegance, I've added in the simple gold necklace and then for contrast I would wear these seventies inspired sunglasses. To tie this look together as you hide from the sun and eat lunch you can wear this long light weight striped shirt.

one-piece swimsuit, northern magpie, farfetch, joey taylor

This look above is pure beach inspired, for anyone heading off to Ibiza. Another high leg swimsuit, but this one is in a beautiful burnt orange/pink colour. A great piece for when you have a deep tan by the fourth day of your holiday. I've teamed this one-piece with a large straw hat, a soft pink beach bag to contrast the swimsuit and these white sturdy Marni sandals, just in case you fancy a day time rave!

one-piece swimsuit, northern magpie, farfetch, joey taylor

The third and final look is a dusk to evening party look. Taking this one-piece swimsuit in a lovely navy colourway and teaming it with a pair of high-waisted stripe trousers. To give a contrast to this look I have placed these pink velvet heels and a simple black clutch to finish this whole look off. The dyed to match applique detail at the straps make it the perfect piece to dress up.

Which look do you prefer? and is the one-piece swimsuit made it into your wardrobe?

Joey x