07/03/2012 03:13 pm ET

Monokinis: Stars Rocking One-Piece Bathing Suit (PHOTOS)

It's that intersection where a maillot becomes a bikini, function becomes fashion, girl becomes woman: the monokini. First created by Austrian-American designer Rudi Gernreich in 1964, the body-baring one-piece was more a leotard with suspender straps that left the breasts bare. Nowadays, they're a bit more discreet and an instant statement piece for Hollywood's hottest celebrities, from Kim Kardashian to yes, a pregnant Tori Spelling.

Launch our gallery below to check out some of the best celebrity monokini moments.

Celebrities In Monokinis

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