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Originally an emblem of the sexual revolution in the early ‘60s, the monokini has inched its way onto modern-day beaches, thanks to the way it effortlessly marries the provocative appeal of a bikini with the athleticism of a one-piece. Plus, it’s a simple solution for those of us who can never make it though even one summer without losing a bikini top or bottom. (Not that we’re guilty of that or anything.)
And, even though a monokini technically covers more skin than most two-pieces, there’s something undeniably coquettish about the silhouette, making it the perfect option for anyone looking to step up their swimwear game. So, from a geometric, hip-baring, black-and-white number to a printed, floral, halter style, click through for our favorite monokinis on the market.
When George Clooney married British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on Saturday in Venice, that noise you heard was the collective sound of ladies' hearts breaking all over the world. But, on the bright side, it officially introduced us to the new Mrs. Clooney, a nascent style icon in her own right.
Most of the time, our favorite A-listers offer up scores of amazing hair inspiration. Their pastels make us consider taking the My-Little-Pony plunge ourselves, and their dramatic before-and-after chops give us hope that we can pull off shorter strands, too. We save their photos to our phones, dash off to our hairstylists, read