Sun’s out! Giddy to set beach plans in motion? So are we!

Sunscreen? Check.

Super cute sandals? Check.

Swimwear? Well, if you’re still unsure which suits to pack, might we suggest skipping the bikini and going for a maillot that leaves some to the imagination. “Why?” you ask. Here are a few reasons to rock a onesie this summer.

It’s flattering.

There’s a one piece for every body type. When a suit smooths out a problem area AND highlights your assets, you know you’ve found The One! Not sure which one to get? If you’re fit and athletic, play around with cutouts. If you’re top heavy, deep V-necks are always flattering. If you’re bootylicious, a boy short or thong cut is the way to go.

Black ribbed one-shoulder suit from Topshop; Sunhat and yellow crescent bag from Cabanna

It keeps you protected.

You might not get an even tan, but you will get extra protection from the sun’s rays or pool chemicals. Pick suits made from fabric with UPF sun protectionespecially if you plan to soak up the sun, or if you’re the type who forgets to re-apply sunscreen.

Yellow shirred ring plunge suit from Topshop; Sunhat from Cabanna

It’s versatile.

Don’t you just love that it doubles as a really cute top? Put on wide-legged pants or your favorite denim jeans for a sleek, casual look.You can also wear them to formal occasions. Just pair your one-piece with a stylish ball skirt and you’re good to go.

Naked Sun emerald asymmetrical maillot, available at Aura Athletica; Inné clutch from Common Thread; Gold chandelier earrings from Cabanna

It’s functional.

If you’re the active type who likes jumping into the water, the right one-piece suit lowers your chances of a wardrobe malfunction.Naked Sun 3/4 sleeves, scoop-neck maillot with printed bottom, available at Aura Athletica

It comes in a variety of styles.

One-piece suit styles used to be limited to athletic swimwear to ultra conservative. We’re glad that more designers and shops have breathed new life into it. Now, we have a variety of styles that range from sexy and stylish to cute and classic.

Left to right: Naked Sun geometric v-neck maillot available at Aura Athletica; White ribbed one-shoulder suit, yellow and olive green shirred ring plunge suits all from Topshop; Inné clutch from Common Thread

Perhaps the only downside to the one-piece suit is hitting the loo. In all honesty, though, wiggling out of it is a small price to pay for all its advantages. Go ahead and get yourself all the styles your heart desires.