7 Sexy (And Sustainable) Swimsuits for Summer

It’s nearly time for Beach 2012. If covering up slightly is your cup of tea, we’ve found seven sexy, sustainable one-pieces for you to take to the beach this summer.

A few weeks ago we found seven sexy bikinis for you to take to the beach this summer. If a two-piece is not quite your thing, go for a one-piece swimsuit. The good thing is they are totally back in style, so there are plenty of options to choose from. All sexy, but of course, also sustainable. The best thing about one-pieces is that you can get double wear out of them off the beach by pairing them with your favorite jeans or a long skirt.

1. Cali Dreaming Sweetheart One Piece
Suits by Cali Dreaming are all made to feel as natural as possible, and come in soft hues that blend with your skin. This one-piece comes in a candy pink color that is flattering to most skin tones. The fabric is a semi-fine mesh, which makes this suit score high points on the trend scale. It also features ruching at the cups and detachable halter straps.
$182, ShopBop

2. Emobi Frill Swimsuit
This adorable yet slightly tough one-piece has adjustable neck and back ties, frilled cups and low U-shape back. All Emobi swimwear is locally made in Sydney, Australia but ships to the U.S. in 4-5 days.
$148, Emobi

3. Manhattan Tie Dye One-Piece by Kelly Barry
Tie dye is still going strong this summer, and it also happens to be very appropriate for the beach. This simple, chic one piece has an adjustable tie at the neck and flattering ruching at the sides. It’s lower cut in the front with moderate back coverage. Made and tie dyed by hand in California, from 65% Bamboo, 27% organic cotton and 8% spandex.
On sale for $80.50, BTC Elements

4. Karla Colletto Colorblock One-Piece Swimsuit
This one-shoulder swimsuit by Karla Colletto is both sporty and elegant at the same time – a very on trend combination this summer. Known for mixing precise traditional tailoring with state-of-the-art fabrics, Karla Colletto’s designs always feature unexpected details, such as lacing, buttons, and strategically placed cutouts. Each piece is manufactured in-house in the U.S.
$285, Neiman Marcus

5. Swash Bodysuit
Designed by the up-and-coming design duo behind Swash, Sarah Swash and Toshio Yamanaka, the two met while studying at the renowned Central St. Martins College of Art & Design in London. This cool bodysuit works double-duty as a swimsuit. The Horn Of Africa Eclipse print is both quirky and elegant and will take you from the office to the pool in a pinch.
$290, Beklina

6. Tarona Swimsuit by Jungle Gurl
Model-cum-actress-cum-designer Natalie Golonka designs swimsuits and bikinis made from vintage fabrics she has collected during her travels around the globe. They’re one-of-a-kind pieces with a bit of an edge that will look good for many years to come.
$115, Jungle Gurl

7. Swimsuit by Ashley Paige
This sweet heart-print, plunge-neck, one-piece is from designer Ashley Paige’s 2012 collection. Based in LA, Paige is known for exquisitely handmade swimwear that has an almost heirloom-like quality. They’re almost too nice to go into the pool with, but that would be a shame – these suits may be pretty but they’re also made to be shown off.
Available shortly, Ashley Paige

Johanna Björk

Johanna is a sustainable fashion writer currently based in Ojai, CA. Read her weekly On Trend column to learn what's new in eco fashion.