Why: Who says a one piece has to be reserved for frumpily frocked Grandmas with flowered bathing caps? A swim star is born. No granny I know would sport this sexy update on a retro classic, unless she was doing some serious Ginger Rogers channeling. This flattering swim dress conjures images of old Hollywood, when curves were in. The empire seam flatters any waistline and the sweetheart neckline minimizes bigger busts while the form-hugging skirt draws attention away from buns of less-than-steel. Pair it with kitten-heeled sandals and dark, oversize sunglasses. Get your old-school starlet look at Macys.com.
Find more star-worthy suits in our 2006 SheFinds Swimwear Guide.