How to Wear Your Swimsuit for Day and Night

Gone are the days when bathing suits were only meant for the pool and the beach. Here, four ways to make your favorite maillots work for any occasion.

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Newsflash! You no longer have to stash your swimsuits in the back of your closet once September comes around. Thanks to designers like Rosie Assoulin, who consistently pushes the boundaries of traditional fashion, it is now acceptable (and actually quite cute!) to wear your bikini or one-piece with the rest of your day and even evening wear. All it takes is a little, very strategic outfit-planning and you will be dressed appropriately for anything on your schedule, from brunch to a birthday bash and, yes, even a dip in the pool. OK, maybe you can't wear this trend to work, but you already knew that.

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One-Piece Wonder

For a casual-meets-comfortable look, pair a classic one-piece bathing suit with a slouchy pair of jeans. Top it off with a quilted bomber jacket and nobody will ever know your style secret. And if they do find out—more power to all of you.

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Contrast Binding Swimsuit, $45, us.topshop.com; Bandana Embroidered Straight-Leg Jeans by Bliss and Mischief, $467, matchesfashion.com; Quilted Bomber Jacket, $70, zara.com; Sk8-Hi Slim, $68, vans.com.
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It's a Wrap

It girls like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid are already fans of this iteration of swimwear as daywear. Rock your bikini top over a white shirt and pair it with a skirt or shorts, and you are all set. The only caveat: avoid options with underwire. 

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Marie-Louis Cotton-Blend Terry Wrap Bikini by Lisa Marie Fernandez, $325, netaporter.com; Long T-Shirt, $10, hm.com; Patchwork Skirt, $40, zara.com; Suede 4mm Mule, $475, mansurgavriel.com.

With the Bands

Going on a last-minute date? Show a little skin with a cut-out maillot and a fitted midi-skirt. You will look polished and ready for wherever the night takes you.

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Glittery Cut-Out Swimsuit, $40, hm.com; Paperbag-Waist Cotton Skirt by Tibi, $245, matchesfashion.com; Velvet Sandals by Gianvito Rossi, $815, netaporter.com; Denim Jacket, $40, hm.com.

Work it, Girl

Who says you have to wear a sports bra to work out? Your favorite, bold-hued bikini top will also do the trick!

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Saint Tropez Neoprene Bikini Top by DuskII, $100, netaporter.com; Studio 3/4 Running Shorts by Adidas by Stella McCartney, $88, mytheresa.com; May Sneakers by Golden Goose, $490, fwrd.com; NYPD Cropped Hoodie by Tee and Cake, $60, us.topshop.com.
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