It used to be that one-piece bathing suits were so boring and blah that you felt like your Mom’s mom wearing one (no offense, Grandma). But these days, designers have really stepped it up and now there are so many choices, it’s hard to pick just one (or two, or three) for the season. We’ve narrowed down the field, curating our favorite 40 darling one-piece bathing suits for your swimming (or sun-soaking) pleasure in the first annual kellygolightly Swimsuit Edition (why should Sports Illustrated have all the fun?). From glamorous to retro, chic to sweet, there’s sure to be a suit to make you feel as gorgeous as you are, half-naked and all (because half-naked is never the time to skimp on fit and style).

[Top from l-r: J.Crew Solid Contrast Bow Tank -beyond hip; Delia’s Cinched Bandeau One-Piece — do the polka; Delia’s Ring Bandeau One-Piece — sunshine on a cloudy day; Loeffler Randall Zipper One-Piece — black and white and Brooklyn all over]

[Undrest Halter One Piece — business in the front, party in the back; Undrest Zig Zag Swimsuit — chevron and cool; J.Crew Seersucker Tank — classic  with a sweet bow twist; Delia’s B&W Checked Boy Shorticon— fit to be tied; Ralph Lauren Blue Label Paradise Halter Swimdress icon — ruffle some feathers in pink or green]


[Red Carter Lace-Belt Swimsuit — style in a cinch; Kenneth Cole REACTION Halter Swimdress with Tummy Control — at once modest and sexy; Michael Kors Belted Swimsuit — the epitome of chic;  Decorum & Daring One-Piece — plunge to new style depths; Gottex One Shoulder One-Piece — shoulders are the new black; Red Carter Bolts-Of-Lightning Maillot — chevron is electrifying]


[Jantzen Swimsuit Vamp One-Piece — retro glamour in gorgeous green (more colors available); J.Crew Pindot Underwire Tank — style spotted in blue and in orange (more colors available); Juicy Couture Beach Ruffled Halter Swimdress — frolic fearlessly; Seafolly Natalie One-Piece — ready for your close-up; Tommy Hilfiger Bermuda Stripe One-Piece with Tummy Control Swimsuit — preppy, comfy and cute]


[Body by Victoria Bandeau One-Piece — green goddess of the beach; Goddess asymmetrical swimsuit — be a Grecian goddess in white (or black); Shape fx All-Over Control Embroidered Halter Suit — emerald elegance; Shirred Halter Swimdress — the only thing missing is Marilyn; Old Navy Ruffled Swimsuit — ruffle some feathers for a steal; Deep-V Ruffle One-Piecce — red hot and flirty]


[Vix Embellished Cut-Out One-Piece –cut it out; Shape fx All-Over Control Shirred Retro Swimsuit –plum perfection;Shape fx All-Over Control Metallic Swimdress — for the golden girl; Magicsuit Swimsuit Herringbone Natalie Underwire One-Piece — a slimming swimsuit, yes please ; Surplice Silver Swimsuit — ready for the silver screen; Shape fx All-Over Control Shirred Skirted Suit — so cute, you could almost wear it to dinner]


[Gottex Soiree Ruffled Swimsuit — supermodel sexy without revealing it all; Avabell Designs LIZ One-Piece in Frankly Scarlett — vavava voom; Gottex Midnight Rose Scoopneck Swimsuit— not your Grandma’s florals;Juicy Couture Limoncello One Piece Swim Dress — yellow, yellow, yellow; Becca Tango One Piece Swim Dress — lacy loveliness]


[Magic Suit One-Piece Tank — three suits in one suits us just fine; Trina Turk Gold Dome One-Piece Tank — white and gold and fab all over; AE Bandeau Suit — simple and sexy at a fab price; Robin Piccone Santoso One-Piece Halter — feminine and fab; Jantzen Heritage Collection 1950-1960 Maillot Swimsuit — gunmetal and gorgeous]


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