Are Belted Swimsuits Flattering? I Put Solid & Striped's Ultrapopular One-Piece to the Test

POPSUGAR Photography | Macy Cate Williams
POPSUGAR Photography | Macy Cate Williams
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I've always shied away from the belted swimsuit trend. I was worried that the extra accessory around my waist wouldn't be flattering. Fortunately, I totally proved myself wrong this summer when I tried the bestselling Solid & Striped Nina Belted Swimsuit ($178). Instead of accentuating the parts of my body I don't love so much, it actually cinches my waist and gives me an hourglass figure. It's definitely one of my favorite new one-pieces, and I wear it to the pool weekly.

On top of putting my belt resistance to a halt, I also appreciate that this swimsuit has adjustable straps. The ribbed material is quite smoothing and supportive, which is great as well. I've been styling it with an oversized white button-down as a cover-up, or throwing it on with jean shorts and using the belt with my denim. It's so versatile and boosts my confidence.

Oh, did I mention it comes in tons of colors? Read on to check out all the options and consider the style for yourself. I promise, you'll be pleasantly surprised!