Purple One Piece Swimsuit

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Currently obsessed with monogramming everything “Kim & Dan”.

Girl in purple bathing suit posing on beachGirl with beach hat

Does the hat look familiar? It’s because I brought it with me to Costa Rica! See the post here and here.

Aerie purple one-piece bathing suit Kim and Dan at the beach Kim and Dan kissing at the beach

When my mom first came to America twenty something years ago, she worked as a seamstress. From her job, she had mastered sewing to the point where she was able to make me clothes for cheaper than the store. She made everything from patterned shorts, dresses and even bathing suits for family beach trips.

As a child, my signature bathing suit was a solid purple one piece, which you could guess, my mom made for me. I wore the suit nearly every weekend to the beach. As time passed, I outgrew my special bathing suit and moved on but haven’t forgotten.

Now that one piece bathing suits have made a come back, I eagerly hopped on the bandwagon and fell in love with this cute bathing suit from Aerie. Wearing a purple one piece bathing suit again brought back so many happy memories and nostalgia, so I wanted to share my beach look with you all.

This was probably the most fun I’ve ever had with a photo shoot, because I felt so confident in my new bathing suit! Although I have to warn you, this style was super cheeky meaning you’ll get a wedgie every five seconds. With that being said, I wouldn’t recommend this suit for young girls or for any strenuous beach/sport activities.

Shop my style

new bathing suit • similar in maroon lagoon • boat and tote bag (mine is large, zip top in blue)

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106 Comments

  1. July 31, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Lovely suit 🙂

    • September 5, 2017 / 12:29 pm

      Thank you! It’s one of my favorites.

  2. July 31, 2017 / 11:00 am

    You both look so cute together! 🙂

    Angelie

    • September 5, 2017 / 12:30 pm

      Aw thanks Angelie!

  3. July 31, 2017 / 11:06 am

    Aw, Kim! That last photo of you and Dan is the cutest thing I’ve seen all day! *heart eyes for the both of you*

    I think that’s really cool your mom was able to sew clothes for you when you were younger – you’ll definitely never see anyone else with the same style, right? That purple one piece looks really nice on you! It’s funny how things come back to us… when I was younger, I saw many photos of my myself in floral prints. I grew up liking stripes more to be honest, but guess who’s starting to like florals again… me xD

    Anyways, I hope you & Dan have a lovely week ahead! ♥

    • September 5, 2017 / 12:33 pm

      Aww thanks for your sweet message, Eena! Florals are so pretty, especially during the spring time when the new flowers start blooming. I hope you grow into florals and start wearing them again! I bet that would make your mom happy and feeling nostalgic!

    • September 5, 2017 / 12:37 pm

      Thanks!

  4. July 31, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    That’s such a sweet story Kim! I love your purple one piece, it’s lovely! Also, loving your tote – it’s so cool! I love that it’s personalised! You really suit that hat, too!

    I hope you and Dan have a lovely Monday,
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.co.uk

    • September 5, 2017 / 12:46 pm

      Thanks for reading, Michael! So glad you love my personalized tote! I love monogramming my accessories because it adds a bit of personality and ensures that I won’t lose it when traveling 😉

  5. Keri Elaine
    July 31, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    I absolutely love the story you shared about the one piece this one reminds you of. Aerie is awesome! This one piece is so flattering on you and the second from the last pic is adorable. You two make me smile.

    https://kerielaine.com
    Keri Elaine

    • September 11, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      Aw thank you for reading, Keri. So sweet!

    • September 11, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      Thanks Paola!

  6. July 31, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Omg this swimsuit is so cute!! I love all the swim collections from Aerie — they’re so simple and adorable!
    xo,
    H
    http://firsttimethings.com/

    • September 11, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      Me too! I want to buy their whole store!

    • September 11, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      Thanks!

  7. August 1, 2017 / 3:33 am

    Really nice pics and happy you feel confident because you deserve it !
    I also love your hat 😀
    Have a nice day,
    Carolina

    • September 11, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      Aw thanks Carolina! That is so nice of you to say.

  8. August 1, 2017 / 8:16 am

    k it’s official. I am going to the beach this weekend. August is like, the hottest month of the year in Connecticut right?

    xoxox
    http://www.emmycoletti.com

    • September 11, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      Yes! August is our hottest month and the best time for the beach because the water is warm enough. Hope you enjoyed!

  9. August 1, 2017 / 8:40 am

    i love it – it looks so good! i always go towards 2 piece and the only 1 piece suit i have was for when i did water aerobics in college lol. But this suit is making me rethink this and I think I might try some on next time i go shopping! I love how comfortable and soft the suit looks and i like the little holes on the side a lot!

    -Rachel

    • September 11, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      Thanks Rachel! This bathing suit is super comfortable! I love wearing it and knowing that the waves won’t knock my bathing suit right off.

  10. August 1, 2017 / 8:56 am

    What a gorgeous one-piece. I also love the color and the low back!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • September 11, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      Thanks Jess! Never thought I would go for a low back style but here I am wearing it!

    • September 11, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      Thanks Kara! That is true, I don’t see many purple bathing suits out there!

  11. August 1, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    You look gorgeous in that swimsuit! It is always nice to revive some memories. Have a great week

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • September 11, 2017 / 6:34 pm

      Thank you Simone! This bathing suit brings back great memories!

  12. August 1, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    That swimsuit is so cuteee. And you two look so cute together! x

    • September 11, 2017 / 6:35 pm

      Thanks Nerissa :*

    • September 11, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      Aw thanks so much for reading, Doreen! I love that your mom sewed your clothes too!

  13. August 2, 2017 / 3:31 am

    Your bathing suit is gorgeous – I love the little holes in the sides too. Your “kim & dan” tote bag is so cute too!

    Heather xx
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

    • September 11, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      Thanks Heather!!

  14. Gabrielle
    August 2, 2017 / 7:22 am

    You look SO gorgeous in this purple swimsuit (major bum envy going on right now, haha!) – this looks like the perfect beach day spent together 🙂

    aglassofice.com

    • September 11, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      Thanks Gabrielle! I bet this bathing suit would look flattering on anyone! And we always enjoy spending time at the beach 🙂

    • September 11, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      Thanks Nina!

  15. August 2, 2017 / 9:37 am

    This post is so cute! Love that custom tote and that hat!! I totally agree that bathing suits being back in fashion is great. Arie’s swim collection is definitely underrated!

    🍉 Pia
    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

    • September 11, 2017 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks Pia! I have grown up wearing American Eagle and Aerie so I love the brand.

  16. August 2, 2017 / 11:39 am

    What a cute memory. Nostalgia is such a great thing. And this suit is cute!
    Bathing suits that I feel comfy in are always hard for me to find. I found a polka dot one that I’ve only used once. I don’t know how to swim, so I don’t typically find myself at a pool or beach. But still, it’s nice to have one just in case.

    • September 11, 2017 / 7:36 pm

      I don’t really swim either, but I like to wade around in the shallow end of the pool or get my lower body wet in the ocean to cool off! I hope you try the polka dot one on again.

  17. August 2, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Looks like you had lot of fun and you look cute in your swimwear x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

    • September 11, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      Definitely! Thanks Laura!

    • September 11, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Aw thanks Hannah! Glad to share my story and glad that you read it 🙂

    • September 11, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      Thanks Courtney! 🙂

  18. August 2, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    This swimsuit is so cute! I love the purple color, and I love the story you shared about your happy memories! Great post!

    http://roadesque.com

    • September 11, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Thanks for reading Valerie!

    • September 11, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      Thanks Merel! :*

  19. August 2, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    I generally don’t wear one-piece bathing suits, but that one looks nice. I like the color.

    By the way, I nominated you for the Liebster award on my blog if you’re interested in participating.

    • September 11, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      I haven’t worn a one-piece bathing suit since I was really little, so I totally get it. And thanks so much for the nomination, Britney! I mentioned you and the blogger award in my latest blog post (sorry for the wait though!)

  20. August 3, 2017 / 10:44 am

    That’s so sweet that it reminds you of the one you had a child. I had a red one I wore all the time as a little girl. Also, loving your cute personalised beach bag!! xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

    • September 11, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Aw I bet your red suit from your childhood was cute! And thanks so much!

    • September 11, 2017 / 10:39 pm

      Thanks so much!!

    • September 11, 2017 / 10:41 pm

      Thanks Yana!

  21. August 4, 2017 / 12:45 am

    Such a cute bathing suit! I’ve been wanting to try a one piece because I feel like it’s becoming more and more popular and there are some super cute ones!

    That’s such a nice story about your mom making your clothes and special suit 🙂
    Julia | juliainbluhm.com

    • September 11, 2017 / 10:49 pm

      Totally. I’ve seen a ton of one-piece suits in the stores now, when a year or two ago, there were like none selling! At least none that I noticed! Thanks so much for reading, Julia!

    • September 11, 2017 / 10:50 pm

      Thanks Laura!

  22. August 4, 2017 / 10:35 pm

    that one piece looks so good on you. That is my favorite type of swimsuit right now!
    x,abril
    The Color Palette

    • September 11, 2017 / 10:57 pm

      Thanks Abril! I’ve worn this bathing suit so often this summer!

  23. August 5, 2017 / 10:00 am

    I only get my swimsuits from Aerie, and this one is so cute! That purple color look beautiful on you, and I love the story about your mom. It’s always great when something gives us that feeling of nostalgia! x

    Kara
    http://karascloset.net/

    • September 11, 2017 / 10:58 pm

      Thanks for your sweet message, Kara! Aerie fits me pretty well and I love their styles and quality!

  24. August 5, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Aw your swimsuit is so cute! I’ve been seen LOTS of one pieces here in Greece. They are so in right now! I don’t own one, because I’m not sure they suit me, but I kind of want one! That story about your mom is cute, and Aerie makes some pretty freaking cute suits. Also love your sunnies. 🙂

    Hope you have a great weekend lady!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • September 11, 2017 / 10:59 pm

      I haven’t worn a one-piece suit in ages and wasn’t sure if it would suit me either, but here I am wearing it anyways! 😉 Thanks for your great comment, Emily! Hope you’re enjoying Greece!!

  25. Amy-Anne
    August 6, 2017 / 8:42 am

    This swimsuit is so gorgeous, it looks amazing on you! And you two are so cute together, it gets me everytime haha. Goaaaaaals right here! If I don’t have sandy picnics whilst looking with my lover in the future then I know I’m not living life right haha.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      Aw your comment made my daaay! Thanks Amy! You’ll find someone to picnic with someday soon, I know it! 🙂

  26. August 6, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    This is such a lovely swimsuit,
    thank you for the summer vibes 😀

    with love your AMELY ROSE

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:08 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment, Amely Rose!

  27. August 6, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Your monogrammed tote bag is super cute! I know I would love to have one with me and my boyfriend’s name on it! I love your one piece swimsuit as well! The color is gorgeous and you look great in it!

    My mom used to work as a seamstress as well. Their pay is not that great and I was thankful for the things I have. I enjoyed the fact that you have a story behind the swimsuit. Your photoshoot looks legit ;)! Glad to see you all having a great time out there!!

    https://exquisitely.me

    PS. You and Dan = super adorable!!!!!!

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:36 pm

      Thanks Nancy! You should get a monogrammed bag too! 😀

      I love that our moms had the same jobs! But, you are right in that seamstresses don’t get paid well. Although my mom immigrated to America with no money or prior education, so we are still very thankful for all that we’ve accomplished! Now we live comfortably!

      Thanks always for your lovely comments! Reading them makes my day!

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:32 pm

      Thanks!

  28. August 7, 2017 / 6:00 am

    Lol I love this kind of one-piece swimsuit too but hate the wedgie that comes from it. :p

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:30 pm

      Yep. Unfortunately that’s the reality that comes with it D:

  29. August 8, 2017 / 6:04 am

    The bathing suit looks amazing. But it’s that beautiful because you are wearing it. I love how you look in it. Take care <3

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:30 pm

      What a sweet message! Thanks Cristina!

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:25 pm

      Thank you Len!

  30. August 9, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    Kim,
    You are just the cutest! I love this suit on you and the color! You and your hubby look so happy together!

    xoxo,
    Vanessa
    http://www.whatwouldvwear.com

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:24 pm

      Aw thanks Vanessa. You are too sweet! He’s my soon-to-be hubby 😉

  31. August 9, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    Such a cute swimsuit! I love one pieces, too. And looks like you had a wonderful day 🙂

    Erica
    http://www.eggcanvas.me

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:24 pm

      Thanks Erica! Usually I don’t wear one pieces but this year, I wanted to try something new, err, old!

  32. August 10, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    Awww these photos are so cute! I love your suit and the bag!

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:23 pm

      Thanks girlie!

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:21 pm

      Thank you! I don’t wear purple that often but this shade reminded me of the bathing suit I wore as a kid.

  33. August 11, 2017 / 12:00 am

    Love that this was a total throwback for you. I’m a one piece swimsuit kind of girl. Too much going on in the middle for a bikini for me haha.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:17 pm

      Haha, I doubt it Yasmin! The one-piece suit does make me feel more confident though.

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:17 pm

      Thanks!

  34. August 14, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    How nice and happy are these photos. Summer is always fun especially in the beach. You look great in this purple one piece, I miss wearing one now 🙂

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you! Summer is my favorite season. The beach is a great place to relax and cool off!

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:12 pm

      Thanks so much, Olga!

  35. August 17, 2017 / 12:46 am

    I work at American Eagle and yaasss to all our one piece swim suits! But girllll, you totally rocked this!!! I wish I can rock something like that. Love the photos too <3

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:12 pm

      That’s awesome! I heard they had great employee discounts. Lucky you!

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:11 pm

      Eep! Thanks Meredith!