Monokinis Are Your New Summer Must-Have

Gone are the days when wearing a one-piece swimsuit meant you were either a serious swimmer, sun-averse, or body-conscious. Designers have heard our cries and flooded the market with styles anyone can love in cuts and colors that rival the two-pieces we've been wearing for years. And whether your look is more retro or sexy, maillot is experiencing a resurgence that goes way beyond the occasional #TBT.

If you're not on board already, keep reading; we've got visual proof for going for solo on your next warm vacation. Say buh-bye to that bikini of yours. These stylish, flattering, perfect-for-sunbathing options will remind you that two (pieces) isn't always better than one.

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Take a cue from this model and use your lace-up swimsuit as a bodysuit when out of the water.

Zara Halter neck Swimsuit, $35.90, available at Zara.
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This jersey maillot is the ultimate beach to party piece. Treat it like a leotard and throw it under any of your favorite outfit combos.

Prism Samar, $307, available at Prism.
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Get into the maritime theme with a fishnet cutout and two shades of blue.

Do Paris Clarisse Curacao, $248, available at Do Paris.
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Never underestimate the impact of some well-placed mesh panelling.

Adore Me Janna, $69.95, available at Adore Me.
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The most flattering stripes you'll ever find.

Marysia Mott Maillot, $319, available at Marysia.
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Classic Baywatch vibes with a modern twist.

Duskii Scoop Neck One Piece, $145, available at Duskii.
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Cool down this summer with a graphic marble print.

Onia Kelly One-Piece, $195 $137, available at Onia.
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It's the mini mint strap that wraps around the midsection that really makes this piece.

Flagpole Warren, $385, available at Flagpole.
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This three-shoulder strap suit is too cool. Take it from the pool to dinner by throwing a midi-skirt on top.

Skye & Staghorn Montego Cross Full Piece, $179, available at Skye & Staghorn.
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On land or sea, Alexander Wang never leads us astray.

Alexander Wang Mesh Combo One Piece Swimsuit, $365, available at Alexander Wang.
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Have a pool party coming up? This Frida Kalho print is a perfect conversation starter.

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Frida One Piece, $179, available at Christina Economou.
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Want a high-neck bikini without the price of buying separates? The solution is right here.

Minimale Animale The Bo One Piece Suit, $230 $60, available at Minimale Animale.
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Don't knock what works. This classic cut swimsuit is made even better with in a solid pastel pink.

Cynthia Rowley Low Scoop Maillot, $225, available at Cynthia Rowley.
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Soak in the rays while lounging in this lace-up gingham number.

Lonely Dita Swimsuit, $139.40, available at Lonely.
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Back to basics.

Joe Fresh Contrast One Piece Swimsuit, $39, available at Joe Fresh.
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Booking tickets to anywhere warm, ASAP.

Solid & Striped The Anne-Marie, $158, available at Solid & Striped.
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Mamazoo's new prints will have you scrambling to book a summer getaway, stat.

Mamazoo Malu One Piece Suit, $198, available at Mamazoo.
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A plunging v neck turns this swimsuit from sweet to sexy.

Cocodune Director Deep V, $182, available at Cocodune.
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