One-piece suits are a great option for girls with vitiligo looking for a little extra coverage on the beach or at the pool – and they’re trending. Today Jennifer Ignatius is showing us some of her favorite one-piece suits.
Name: Jennifer Ignatius
Location: Porvoo, Finland
Hi! I am a student in Finland. My hobbies are horse-riding, going to the gym, running and playing handball. I also work in an ice-cream shop. I love sports and I think it makes me feel more comfortable in my body when I know it is healthy.
I’ve had vitiligo since I was six years old. Today I have it all over my body and it is still spreading. I have struggled a lot and spent a long time trying to hide my spots. It wasn´t until last year I slowly started feeling comfortable in my skin. With small steps and friends to support me, I finally wear and feel pretty in whatever I want – including bathing suits. Now I feel like vitiligo is a part of me and I don’t want it to disappear.
“It took me a long time to be comfortable in a swimsuit. For girls with vitiligo who don’t want to show all their spots are aren’t as comfortable, a one-piece swimsuit is a great option. It covers a little more than a bikini and you still look good.”
This white one-piece is from H&M and I bought it in Finland. I love it because of the details in the front – it adds a unique touch and looks good if you want to throw on shorts with it. You can find it in black and pink here.
These black and red Asos swimsuits came in a two-pack. I like how they are shaped with a high cut in the waist area and low in the back. They are great if you want to look a little bit taller because they make your legs look longer. You can find these suits on Asos here.
This blue and white one-piece is from Calzedonia and I bought it in Spain. Unfortunately it’s not available online, but Calzedonia has the best swimsuits so check out their website here.
Erika Page is a writer and blogger with universal vitiligo. Her first spots appeared on her spine when she was seven years old and today vitiligo covers her entire body. Based just south of Washington, D.C., Erika founded Living Dappled to create a community of inspiration and hope for girls and women living with vitiligo.