I love a leggy one-piece swimsuit as much as I love sipping on a piña colada on a tropical vacation (read: a lot). Admittedly, though, I’ve never worn a cutout style à la Kim Kardashian—one that looks like a bikini initially, but upon further speculation, is a jazzed-up one-piece like the Skim founder’s (as seen above). The mom of four just joined the growing list of celebrities who’ve embraced the monokini trend recently, and we’re calling it now: you can expect to see the style all over the beach and your personal Instagram feed for summer 2021.

What I love about the trend (and the reason why I have seven shopping tabs full of them open at the moment) is that you can opt for a modest monokini for a subtle take on the trend or a barely-there style if you’re excited to show skin. For example: Kardashian’s high-cut midriff-baring swimsuit falls somewhere between casual and über-sexy, while Lori Harvey’s silhouette features a more dramatic cutout midsection and a top inspired by the polarizing upside-down bikini trend.

Take note: This trend isn’t exclusive to swimwear; it’s just a hot tiouc of conversation now that we’re easing out of sweaters and into lighter garments. Cutouts owned the Spring-Summer 2021 runways, as seen on the catwalk at Prada, Gabriela Heart, and Kenzo—just to name a few. Interest in the style coincidentally aligned with the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout, and thus, cutout, cold-shoulder silhouettes have been nicknamed “vaccine tops.” Perhaps this goes without saying, but it’s been a weird year.

Ahead, shop GRAZIA’s curated luxury edit of cutout one-pieces inspired by Kardashian, including designs from Fendi, Myra Swim, Versace, and more.

JADE SWIM ECLIPSE ONE-PIECE, $220 SHOP NOW
LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ TRIPLE POPPY ZEBRA CREPE MAILLOT, $495 SHOP NOW
AMI PARIS ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT, $365 SHOP NOW
MYRA SWIM THE BEAU ONE PIECE, $100 SHOP NOW
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CHRISTOPHER ESBER LOOPED HALTER ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT, $425 SHOP NOW
VERSACE GRECA BORDER ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT, $325 SHOP NOW
ROSETTA GETTY CUT-OUT SWIMSUIT, $480 SHOP NOW

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