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As summer stretches lazily before us, the maillot offers an appealing, graphic counterpoint. High on the thigh like Nanette Lepore's or conservatively cut, the one-piece swimsuit offers a surprisingly generous expanse of real estate to establish brand identification (Chanel's double C logo), proclaim animal affinity (We Are Handsome) or to sport jailhouse stripes (Norma Kamali).

Some of the looks featured above:

Left: We Are Handsome’s The Playground one-piece, $220, above, wearehandsome.com, and Gentle one-piece, $363, below, at us.asos.com.

Center left: Nanette Lepore at nanettelepore.com for stores.

Center right: Chanel at chanel.com for stores.

Right bottom: Hot Property Polarized, from the eyebobs by Iris Apfel collection, $125 at eyebobs.com.

Right top: Norma Kamali, William Maillot $235 at shopbop.com or normakamali.com for stores. 

wdonahue@tribune.com

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