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In my experience the monokini looks good on any girl who has itty bitties, and obv they look good on the girls who do. The monokini (especially the plain black one), I strongly believe works on any body type, from petite to plus sized and everything in between. This has been my biggest shopping mission for almost a year now because I am determined to find the perfect black monokini. I want this bathing suit in my capsule for years to come. I have met several other women on my journey who also want this swimsuit - so I figured I'd find it for all of us!
I want it in the simplest most basic style possible. Should be easy enough to find right? Wrong!
With all the fast fashion out there it's like the classic black monokini has gone with the wind. There's all kinds of crazy strappy ones, mesh ones, cut outs, ones with sayings - but plain and simple? Nope.
So if you know where I can get it, hmu but these I think are some happy alternatives. (All links and prices are Canadian based).
I found myself with this one in my shopping basket on numerous occasions, but I'm not a fan of the back straps because I will find a way to get tangled in them.
I'm probably going to get this one anyways because it's super cute and very affordable. I didn't get it originally because I wanted straps but not a halter.
This one sells out quickly but also restocks quickly. The only reason I didn't end up with this suit was because I was determined to find the most simple one, and it kept going out of stock. Clearly a popular option!
Something about this one is just so cute! Those little ruffles just make it a little more playful. Unfortunately this one is too low-cut for me and the price throws me off a bit, but knowing NastyGal it'll be of good quality.
This one is amazing, I tried it on in store and it's incredibly comfortable and stays well for the price. I didn't get this one because I personally am not a fan of strapless, because even with the added straps it didn't stay up well on my tiny self.
The front of this one is pretty much perfect, I do love the back on this one though, a subtle strappiness! What throws me with this one is that it has the racerback but it also has a halter - why? An affordable option and La Vie en Rose knows quality.
I was very close to purchasing this one until my boyfriend said he didn't like it, and it made me reconsider. Although I do hope more people buy this one because it is definitely very unique!
I really do love this one, it's really simple. Although I would personally be worried about my boobs the entire time I was wearing this. I'm not particularly fond of personal nip slips or creepy dudes trying to look into the suit. But then again, maybe since I have so little, it would wear really nicely on me. So if you have different boobs than the model I would suggest trying this one on first.
Let's all just take a moment to thank Ralph Lauren for creating the most simple most basic swimsuits ever. I'm currently waiting for a free shipping promo because with the conversion and shipping costs I would not buy this, but if you're american I definitely suggest this purchase! My best friend has since ordered it happily.
Buyer beware, I have ordered many swimsuits off of ebay before. Always order larger, I wear a Medium typically from these sellers. See how much this looks like the first one? Chances are it might not be exactly like this - although the ad does include additional photos which make it seem like it'll be OK - but low quality which might not be the investment you want for your wardrobe.
Keep in mind I fully suggest making this a part of your capsule, it's a timeless option and it will last you for years, so maybe the investment will be worth it. It's ultimately all up to you! Happy shopping!
& Remember to follow me on instagram where I will be showing off which one I chose once it is shipped.