20 Swimsuits Worth The Weird Tan Lines

Photo: Courtesy of Moda Operandi.
Our affection for swimwear extends to all colors, shapes, and styles. And, yes, that includes bikinis and one-pieces that give us wacky tan lines, too. Here's why: They're so unique, with their many straps and quirky cutouts, that —if the style suits us — we're not bothered by a triangular-shaped patch of tanned skin on our midsection. (Or, three patches if we're wearing the knotted-front maillot pictured here.)

Beyond religiously applying SPF and seeking shade under beach umbrellas, there's not much more we can do about preventing tan lines. So, we embrace them and whatever shapes or patterns they create — the weirder, the better. If you're feeling equally adventurous with your beach wardrobe, click ahead to shop the styles we're coveting. 
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The extra straps make ASOS' mesh, halter-neck bikini even sexier.
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The sides of this swimsuit lead to a revealing, open back.
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A one-piece that thinks it's a bikini.
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Opening Ceremony's high-neck maillot features a triangular cutout that complements its geometric print.
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Side cutouts and polka-dot details? Yes, please.
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Cut. It. Out.
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Mikoh's strappy take on the halter-neck is an eyeful — and in bright yellow, too.
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The perfect amount of skin to show if you're feeling shy at the beach.
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What's knot to like?
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These scalloped edges will make for interesting tan lines.
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All laced up.
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In addition to side cutouts, Mara Hoffman's printed suit also has a lace-up back. Double bonus: It reverses to solid black.
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Samantha Pleet's exclusive collection with Urban Outfitters features this one-piece with twisted, diamond-shape cutouts along the waist.
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We don't mind the Grecian-neckline tan this suit will create one bit.
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A cutout midsection lends an otherwise basic black one-piece a bit of edge.
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The completely cutout front draws eyes to the flattering, triangle cups.
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We dig the sporty vibes and the fetching colorblocking.
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A one-shoulder wonder.
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Subtle, but sexy.

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