As swimwear season kicks off, you only have to look to celebrities to see what's hot this year (seriously, do they ever leave the beach?). It looks like 2019 is shaping up to be the year of the one-piece swimsuit, with celebrities all over discovering that tiny bikinis don't own exclusive rights to sexy allure. Here's a sampling of the one-piece looks that are popular with celebrities, and examples of how you can make the look your own.
Celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen, Beyonce, and Mindy Kaling are fans of the intriguing look of unexpected glimpses of skin. A one-piece suit with sections scooped out to flash the curve of the torso or a peek of belly button is undeniably sensual.
To get the look yourself, Radio Fiji has a sophisticated monokini with a bold cutout from cleavage to just above the belly button. For a more subtle take on the style, check out the row of diamonds that trace the sides of the torso on this otherwise demure California Sunshine one piece. This suit from Raisins Curve Latitudecombines the wholesome appeal of a gingham print with an unabashed cutout under the bust.
The high-leg style gives people like Hailey Baldwin and Vanessa Hudgens the look of legs for days. For us mere mortals, high-leg suits can help balance a long torso or simply give you that leggy look you crave.
This shirred lingerie style maillot from Anne Cole is a great high-leg example, in an unexpectedly alluring shade of olive green. This suit from Bikini Lab features both the cutout style with criss-cross straps down the front of the torso and a high leg, in a tropical print.
While a high neckline might seem buttoned-up, this sophisticated look lengthens the torso and shows off shapely shoulders. Jamie King and Gigi Hadid are a couple of celebrities who work this style.
Profile by Gottex has a high neck one-piece in a beachy print featuring cool shades of aqua and teal. For a more feminine take on the look, check out Anne Cole's deep blue one piece in a delicate crochet fabric.
Sometimes the classic look of a one piece needs no embellishment. Lea Michele and Jaime King evoke a retro style in solid color suits with timeless appeal.
This Catalina one piece in a vibrant light teal will look stunning against golden tan skin. You just can't improve on Anne Cole's simple navy maillot for classic good looks. This peachy pink suit from Raisins adds visual interest with a button front detail.
Not even celebrities can resist the slimming effect of vertical stripes. Halsey and Bella Thorne have both sported fun stripes for a playful, flattering style.
Raisins Curves' classic one piece lengthens the torso with stripes in a gorgeous array of sun-baked colors. This Anne Cole one piece adds impact to the bold, bright stripes with a ruffle that traces the line from the shoulders to cross over the cleavage. For an extra dose of enticing appeal, this Raisins suit has a plunging neckline, along with colorful stripes on a white background.
There's nothing quite like a belted swimsuit for waist-defining pin-up glamour, so it's probably no surprise that Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian are both fans of this sultry look.
This deep V maillot from Seafolly in an eye-catching bright melon has a tied sash belt. Anne Cole's black and white one piece in feminine crochet is cinched by a belt to create an hourglass look. For a sultry, retro look, La Blanca offers a sleek belted one piece in sophisticated black.
Whoever your celebrity inspiration is, don't forget that you're the star of your own summer. The right swimwear will help you feel gorgeous and confident. Enjoy your fun in the sun and look paparazzi-ready at the same time.