Perhaps, with summer approaching, you’ve been browsing our roundups of one-pieces, two-pieces, and plus-size swimwear to find inspiration for your post-pandemic beach (or pool) debut. With the East Coast’s first hot and (very) humid weekend in the books, maybe you’re ready to turn that browsing into buying — but still unsure of what exactly will feel (and look) good as you lounge by the water this year. This on-sale one-piece from Madewell would be a sure bet, we think, and not just because it’ll save you $25. Made from recycled materials and available in sizes 00 through 16, the swimsuit’s gingham-check pattern is universally flattering (and still trendy enough), while its bottom and top offer full coverage for anyone not quite ready to show that much skin. Those looking to show some skin, however, will appreciate how its scoop-back reveals just enough.
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