Oh, one-piece swimwear how we love you. Let us count the ways…literally!
As swimwear designers and as parents of tweens, we’ve been big fans of one-piece swimwear for a long time, especially when it comes to swimwear choices for Aussie kids and tweens.
We’re so happy you asked!
Here are the Top 5 reasons we think one-piece swimwear is such a wonderful choice for children’s togs.
1. Maximum Coverage & Sun Safety
One-piece swimwear truly is the gold standard swimwear in terms of protection from the sun. While greater coverage generally means greater sun protection when it comes to swimwear and clothing, it’s important to recognise that not all fabrics offer equal protection from the sun’s harmful rays – many only offer the equivalent of an SPF5 sunscreen, or less! You’ll have complete peace of mind knowing that all Bon+Co one-piece swimwear is made from fabrics that offer the highest sun protection rating in the world. Our materials have been tested and rated for UPF50+, effective in blocking both UVA and UVB rays.
Offering the very best sun protection possible in all our kids swimwear is a non-negotiable at Bon+Co. In Australia, skin cancer accounts for 80% of all new cancers diagnosed each year. According to current statistics, 2 in every 3 Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer by age 70. Everyday sun protection can literally be life-saving. With increased education about sun protection over the past few decades, we know that skin cancer and melanoma are preventable in 95% of cases, through proper sun protection and regular skin checks. Protection from the sun is definitely the #1 reason we love the fuller coverage aspect of one-piece swimwear for our Aussie kids. But that’s not all…
2. Wearable Art
More coverage can also be more fun! The greater material surface of one-piece swimwear means that the colours, designs and patterns on one-piece swimwear fabrics can be seen in all their glory, allowing your children to express themselves with a choice of fun & youthful styles. Because all Bon+Co’s exclusive, bright, feel-good designs are hand-painted in our Brisbane studio and then printed with colourfast dyes onto our amazing recycled fabrics, your kids really will be walking around in wearable works of art when they rock a Bon+Co one-piece. How cool is that?!
Our one-piece swimwear is incredibly comfy. And don’t we want our kids to be as comfy as possible in their swimwear so they can get on with the very important business of being kids? Playing, racing, adventuring…whatever type of fun they like to have in the sun, one-piece swimwear offers the ultimate in both coverage and comfort. In fact, some Bon+Co customers tell us their kids find our one-pieces SO comfortable that they wear them out of the water too! Slide on a pair of shorts and all of a sudden your tween’s practical one-piece swimwear has become a cute, comfy long-sleeved bodysuit or top that has the added benefit of outstanding sun protection!
The recycled fabrics we use to make Bon+Co one-piece swimwear are so soft, stretchy & silky that it’s hard to believe that Bon+Co kids swimwear is constructed with fabrics made out of recycled plastic bottles – but it’s true!
So, while your children are comfortable getting around in their gorgeous one-piece swimwear, you’ll also be comfortable in the knowledge that your choice to buy Bon+Co children’s swimmers means less plastic on our precious planet. That pretty one-piece you’re thinking about purchasing? It’s been made from approximately 8 recycled plastic bottles that would otherwise have ended up in landfill. That’s the hidden beauty of Bon+Co one-piece swimwear – it sits comfortably on our conscience too.
Girls Arco Sleeveless One Piece
4. High Performance
In one-piece swimwear your kiddo is unstoppable! From water sports to beach volleyball to impromptu sibling wrestling matches (you know the ones we mean!), there aren’t many outdoor activities that one-piece swimwear isn’t perfect for.
Ranging in sizes from 8-16, we take great pride in the high quality of every piece in Bon+Co’s range of swimwear and activewear. With an ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Certification, our swimwear & activewear meets the highest standard across all levels of the supply chain – from the mill to manufacturing to a multitude of in and out of water activities on kid’s bodies!
Along with high quality fabric and construction, the clever design of Bon+Co one-piece swimwear means no slipping straps to adjust or elastic waistbands to pull back up. And that means that your family’s focus can remain on whatever fun is being had, rather than wondering if your children’s swimwear will stay put…no matter the kind of crazy diving, twisting, running, jumping or general shenanigans afoot!
5. Just One Piece
And finally (drumroll, please!)….the reason one-piece swimwear is REALLY wonderful for us as parents is that there is one less piece for our kids to lose….in the change room, on the school bus, at the pool, or at their friend’s house.
And also one less piece for them to find…in their closet, in the laundry basket, in the bottom of their swimming bag, or goodness knows where else!
Just…one piece 😉.
So now you know how wonderful one-piece swimwear is, why not take a closer look at Bon+Co’s current range of one-piece swimwear? Our Girls Fruitsy Long Sleeve, Girls Kiki Long Sleeve, Girls Arco Sleeveless One Piece and Girls Tropicale Long Sleeve combine the practicality of one-pieces with fun styling and feminine flair! .
Once you go one-piece, you’ll never go back (unless you see a really cute Bon+Co bikini… 😉). Shop the full range of boys and girls Bon+Co kids swimsuits here.