On the red carpet, we call it the 'Middleton Effect,' but what do we call the new sexy-conservative wave of summer's best beachwear? Tiny bikinis will never disappear entirely from seashores and pool decks the world over, but cute one-piece swimsuits are making a splash with the international style set. From retro-inspired maillots on the Riviera to cutout neon numbers in Miami, we're in the mood for a swimsuit that mirrors the mood of our favorite getaway spots.
For exotic, tropical locales, a plunging neckline or botanical print one-piece is just the thing to wear with a breezy linen coverup and cool straw hat. Karla Colletto, who's known for her impeccable fit, has us eager for a weekend of serious Caribbean sun with her twist-front halter swimsuit, and Gucci's cutout one-piece in brilliant fushia has Rio written all over it. Tulum, Mexico has become the south-of-the-border destination for fashion insiders, and we're pretty sure any and all things Mara Hoffman are meant for those white sand beaches and jungle paths.
If you're planning to pack up your weekender and head to the Hamptons this summer, J.Crew has more than a few suits for you. We love their underwire one-pieces (like this pretty floral version) and neon rouched halters that fit and flatter all the right places. Tory Burch and Nanette Lepore also have plenty of patterns for the uptown set—dainty florals and indigo prints galore.
Peruse the gallery above for 20 cute one-piece swimsuits that won't disappoint.