Maillot Madness

March 6th, 2014

This season, we’re mad about maillots! Maillot (pronounced: my-OH) is the French word for “shirt” and since the 1920’s, has been used to describe one piece swimsuits, as well as leotards used for dance or gymnastics. Today, “maillot de bain” is the French term generally used for swimsuits.

Fast forward almost a hundred years later and maillots have now been completely re-invented and are considered on-trend. A fresh alternative to the bikini, the right one piece bathing suit gives the same sexy allure while allowing for a modesty that does not compromise style.

Looking to see if this style is right for you? Be sure to keep in mind that there are a variety of silhouettes, details, colors and prints out there! These style elements are important to helping you look and feel confident while wearing next to nothing. Read on for our tips on what to look for in your perfect maillot:

 

It’s in the details.

A sleek one piece can make a statement. Unexpected details can make an even bigger one. Deviating from ubiquitous “tank swimuits” are maillots featuring a bandeau style top with a sweetheart neckline. Our Solid Blue Bandeau one piece combines this feminine outline with sailor’s rope details. The result is a luxurious swimsuit with a nautical look. For something even more unique, try a style with an asymmetrical silhouette. Our Carioca Maite one piece features a single shoulder strap--which, in true ViX signature style, is adorned by 24k gold-plated coin details.

Love your curves and edges.

“Cut Out” styles allow you to flaunt curves you are proud of. Our Cut Out Crossed one piece comes in a solid red so that you can channel your inner siren. This is an edgy silhouette that shows off your waist while draping elegantly across your body. Kudos to the ViXens sporting this sexy poolside look!

The optical illusion.

Play up the illusory tricks brought on by whimsical prints and strategic shirring. For those wanting swimwear that is more forgiving but less boring, our Napo Reka one piece gives you the coverage you want in a fashionable way!