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Meet the biggest trend in swimwear this summer.

If ever I was interrogated, I would reveal all of my innermost secrets — but only if the form of torture was standing in a change room trying on multiple swimming costumes.

Thankfully, this year has seen a shift in the togs we’re all gravitating towards.

Fiddly bikinis? Nah. Annoying ties and cutouts? No thanks.

Friends, 2016 is officially the Year of the One Piece. Hooray! And it makes picking out a swimsuit that’s comfortable and flattering (not to mention protects a bit more of your skin from the sun’s harsh rays) ridiculously easy. No more accidental flashing when the waves are big.

Here are the cossies to consider this summer (you listening Santa?)…

Cia Maritima Floral Bodysuit, $240.22.

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In July, Beyoncé was spotted in this on the beach. I repeat, Beyoncé. If that’s not enough to convince you, the pretty design will.

Kmart Shapewear Boy Leg One Piece, $25.

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A classic, flattering design for just 25 clams. Ahoy there.

Bonds swim hipster one piece, $69.95.

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A great Aussie option for the sporty among us.

ASOS Ruched Halter Swimsuit, $68.33.

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How many times have you bought yourself a loud and proud red swimsuit. This one ticks all the boxes.

Cotton On Sydney One Piece, $49.95.

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Stripes and swimwear, there's no greater fashion love story.

Triangl Sisine One Piece, $126.

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This combination of pastel colours is so pleasing to the eye and the floral motifs are the icing on a fluffly rainbow cake.

Roxy Visual Touch Onesie, $119.95, available at Surf Stitch.

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The benefits of a rash vest without the daggy connotations. We’re in.

ASOS Maternity Leopard Print Wrap One Piece, $54.66.

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Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you won't be able to find comfy, stretchy one piece options. This is a prime example.

Speedo, $110, available at The Iconic.

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A rainbow Paddlepop reincarnated as a one piece.

Jets DD/E Cup One Piece, $209.

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This blue option is perfect for women who fill a DD to E cup.

Camp Cove Swim Frankie One Piece, $150.

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Gingham simplicity - we'll take three.

Are you keen to try a one piece this year?

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