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50 Wild One-Piece Swimsuits

From Retro-Inspired Beachwear to Almost-Bikini Suits

— June 6, 2012 — Fashion
The old adage of "less is more" has never been more wrong than now, with wild one-piece swimsuits reclaiming the world of haute beachwear. With half-nudity seen everywhere from music videos to print ads, the average sun-bathing fashionista decides to zig when others zag by opting for a full-piece, solo swim garment.

From high-waisted, adorably printed retro-inspired one piece suits to the almost-a-bikini-but-not-really swimwear piece with its sides cut out, the options are endless for the modern beach babe. For the formal femme, perhaps a modest swimsuit with tuxedo tails is up your alley? For the pop culture junkie, check out the Jaws vs. Little Mermaid suit -- warning: it may shock you, but it sure is a conversation piece.

Though I fully endorse this body-conscious fad, one can't help but wonder what the tan lines will look like.

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Augmented Reality Swimsuits
Augmented Reality Swimsuits
The ImediaC Swimsuit App Lets You Try Before You Buy
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Swirly Patterned Swimwear
Swirly Patterned Swimwear
'We are Handsome' Spring Summer 2012 Collection Changes Color Tones
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47
Bed-Headed Celeb Shoots
Bed-Headed Celeb Shoots
The Marie Claire Decmber 2011 Issue Gets Amanda Seyfried Pouting
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46
Sea Star Pictorials
Sea Star Pictorials
Marie Claire Spain's Estrella de Mar Editorial Features Sheila Marquez
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45
Olympian Water Frocks
Olympian Water Frocks
The Speedo LZR Swimsuit is Recycled into Fashionable Chic
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44
Tuxedo-Inspired Swimwear
Tuxedo-Inspired Swimwear
These Tailed Swimsuits are Full of Waterproof Elegance
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43
Calculated Cutouts
Calculated Cutouts
Designers Snip, Carve and Slash for Spring 2010
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42
Back Alley Shoevertising
Back Alley Shoevertising
The Ronnie Fieg Asics Gel Lyte III Heat up the City Streets
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41
Bland Virtual Girlfriends
Bland Virtual Girlfriends
The iMaria App Gives You a Pretty Friend, without Benefits
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40
Elegant Beach Wear
Elegant Beach Wear
Quiksilver Spring 2012 Collection Serves Up Stylish Surf Attire
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39
Micro Loan Bikinis
Micro Loan Bikinis
RubyMoon Swimwear Donates its Profits to Female Entrepreneurs
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38
Tetris-Inspired Swimwear
Tetris-Inspired Swimwear
The 'Retro Gamer Swimsuit' is Adorkable
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37
Sundrenched Hollywood Shoots
Sundrenched Hollywood Shoots
Kate Upton Stars in an Editorial for Harper's Bazaar May 2012
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36
X-Ray Swimsuits
X-Ray Swimsuits
Ribs Swimsuits by BlackMilk Will Give You an Exoskeleton
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35
One-Shouldered Bandage Fashion
One-Shouldered Bandage Fashion
Herve Leger for Spring/Summer 2009
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34
Sand-Sprawling Photo Shoots
Sand-Sprawling Photo Shoots
Some Body to Love in Elle UK June 2011 Blends Bronzed Skin & the Beach
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33
Sporty Strapped Styles
Sporty Strapped Styles
Antony Nobilo's 'One Day of White Light' Series is Fierce and Sensual
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32
Ribbon Wrap-Around Swimwear
Ribbon Wrap-Around Swimwear
The Noelle Cutout Colorblock Swimsuits are Classy
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31
Stressed Female Photoshoots
Stressed Female Photoshoots
The Jasemine Deporta 'Pink Panther' Series Exploits Youth and Beauty
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30
Otherwordly Swimwear
Otherwordly Swimwear
This C-3PO Swimsuit Lets You Hit the Beach in Geeky Style
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29
Geeky Gamer Beachwear
Geeky Gamer Beachwear
The Black Milk Game Boy Swimsuit is All About Nostalgia and Pop Culture
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28
Buckling Bathing Suits
Buckling Bathing Suits
Julia Dunstall Straps Down in Stunning Swimwear for Foam Magazine
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27
Seductively Geeky Swimwear
Seductively Geeky Swimwear
The Pacman Swimsuit Brings Sexy to the Classic Arcade Game
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26
Brilliant Jeweled Bikinis
Brilliant Jeweled Bikinis
The BeachCandy Swimwear Line Adds Swarovski Crystals
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25
Star Wars Swimwear
Star Wars Swimwear
The R2-D2 One-Piece Turns the Lovable Droid into a Sex Symbol
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24
Vintage Cut-Out Swimsuits
Vintage Cut-Out Swimsuits
NYCKED Swimwear Featured in 'Suit to Swim' Editorial
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23
Sexy Studded Swimwear
Sexy Studded Swimwear
The Marloes Horst Rodeo Spread by Rafael Stahelin
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22
Excessive Bronzed Photoshoots
Excessive Bronzed Photoshoots
Get Ready for Summer with this Vogue China June 2012 Editorial
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21
Fashionable Swimsuit Issues
Fashionable Swimsuit Issues
V Magazine Enlists Top Models & Mario Testino in V59
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20
Sapphic Swimsuit Shoots
Sapphic Swimsuit Shoots
Yusuf Butolli's They Had Those Sublime (Nights) is Subtly Romantic
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19
Bootylicious Swimwear Shoots
Bootylicious Swimwear Shoots
'Sailor Girl' by Jose Ferreira Challenges the Pin-Thin Model Paradigm
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18
Side-Baring Monokinis
Side-Baring Monokinis
One-Piece Swimsuits Make the Beach Even Hotter for ‘09
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17
Dystopian Swimwear Designs
Dystopian Swimwear Designs
The 'Embedded Allure' by David Higgs is Savage and Sci-Fi
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16
Electric Neon Swimsuits
Electric Neon Swimsuits
The Anja Konstantinova for Grazia Australia Editorial is '80s-Inspired
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15
Vibrantly Accessorized Swimwear
Vibrantly Accessorized Swimwear
The Zoltan Tombor for Grazia Italy Editorial Stars Louise Donegan
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14
Camera-Teasing Swimsuit Shoots
Camera-Teasing Swimsuit Shoots
The GQ UK 'Candice' Editorial is Flirty and Provocative
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13
DJ Equipment Swimsuits
DJ Equipment Swimsuits
Etsy Seller ThePussPuss Crafts Geeky Music Gear Bikinis
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12
Slimming Pin-Up Swimwear
Slimming Pin-Up Swimwear
For Luna's Vintage-Styled Suits Camouflage Figure Flaws
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11
Shimmering Sweaty Swimsuits
Shimmering Sweaty Swimsuits
The Edita Vilkeviciute Vogue Spain Editorial is Lush and Sultry
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10
Cinematic Swimwear Photoshoots
Cinematic Swimwear Photoshoots
The Vogue Turkey 'Retro Dalgalar' Editorial Stars Juju Ivanyuk
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9
Coquettish Crocheted Swimwear
Coquettish Crocheted Swimwear
The Lisa Maree AW 2011 Collection Shows Off Sensual Knitted Designs
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8
Sailor Swimsuits
Sailor Swimsuits
Vintage-Inspired Modern Bathing Suits & Bikinis by FablesbyBarrie
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7
Rosy Sheer Underwear
Rosy Sheer Underwear
The Etam SS 2010 Collection is Flirty Feminine
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6
Full-Figured Swimwear Spreads
Full-Figured Swimwear Spreads
‘Every Body is a Hot Body' in Glamour Magazine
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5
Gym Rope Swimsuits
Gym Rope Swimsuits
Duo Petrovsky & Ramone Push the Artistic Envelope
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4
Cimmerian Swimsuit Photoshoots
Cimmerian Swimsuit Photoshoots
The Marie Claire Spain 'Azul Indico' Editorial Stars Leah de Wavrin
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3
64 Sets of Sweet Summer Swimwear
64 Sets of Sweet Summer Swimwear
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2
Sultry Fishnet Swimsuits
Sultry Fishnet Swimsuits
The Los Angeles-Based Minimale Animale Bikinis are Seductive
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1
Webbed Beachwear
Webbed Beachwear
The MIKOH Swimwear Collection is Stylishly Practical
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