It might not technically be summer yet, but that hasn't stopped us from getting a head start on swimsuit shopping, with some inspiration from Irina Shayk. And while we'd like to say that every season brings with it a fresh stock of colors and silhouettes, rarely does a style show up that we haven't seen at least once before. Sure, there are the big trends (i.e., metallic, orange, belted fits and one-shoulder cuts), but we'd hardly call those sleeper hits. With that being said, there is one swimsuit style that lots of people haven't heard of yet: maillots.
Maillots (pronounced mah-yohs) might sound totally new to you, but in reality, they’re anything but. Comparable to your everyday one-pieces, a maillot is just a tank-style swimsuit with a French backstory and a bourgeois title. But with more and more brands, from Marysia to Matteau, adapting this fancy-schmancy pet name, we thought we'd address any maillot-induced confusion head-on. So to clear the air now that swimsuit season has truly begun, we rounded up 29
one-piece swimsuits maillots for you to wear all summer long.
And if you're still not convinced that maillots are the way to go this summer, just ask newly-single supermodel, Irina Shayk. We're betting big that she'll be on our side with this one.
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