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Posted on Aug 17, 2016

19 Of The Best Leotards At The 2016 Olympics

(And swimsuits, of course.)

Okay, so all of the women at the Olympics are incredible athletes who deserve to have their hard work recognized.

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But also, someone obviously put a lot of hard work into what they're wearing — so let's take a moment to recognize the best swimsuits and leotards of Rio 2016.

1. Nina Derwael's Slick Stripes

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10/10 would wear this with jeans.

2. Luisa Borges and Maria Eduarda Miccucu's Wonderful Wildlife

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Um, yes, that IS a lion and a toucan you're seeing.

3. Catalina Ponor's Sheer Fierceness

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This illusion neckline is giving me J.Lo at the 2000 Grammys, but with even less possibility of a wardrobe malfunction.

4. Katie Clark and Olivia Federici's Rockin' Rain

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Hi yes, I would like to order four of these umbrella suits.

5. Aliya Mustafina's Enchanting Iridescence

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Is it weird to compliment someone on looking like a beautiful fish? Because damn, girl.

6. Evangelia Papazoglou and Evangelia Platanioti's Sparkling Skeletons

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I. FUCKING. MEAN.

7. Laurie Hernandez's Ravishing Rhinestones

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Gems AND a sheer top? This is some Grade-A Dynasty realness.

8. Erika Fasana's One-Upping Wonder

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All the good parts of Hernandez's look, plus mesh side panels with a geometric motif! *Does the Italian chef finger kissing thing*

9. Ona Carbonell Ballestero and Gemma Mengual Civil's Perfect Plunge

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Raise your hand if you could see Rihanna wearing this with a giant fur.

10. Flavia Saraiva's Glittery Getup

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Sparkly purple fabric AND a three-quarter sleeve? You go, Tiny Mighty.

11. Lolita Ananasova and Anna Voloshyna's Nagel-esque Numbers

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Like 1980s hair salon art, just all over your torso. Slay, girls.

12. Xuechen Huang and Wenyan Sun's Fab Faces

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The mythical mugs on these suits may mark the closest a mouth has ever gotten to a crotch at the Olympics. The summer ones, at least.

13. Yan Wang's Milky Wa-haaaaay

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This half-sleeve number has the whole sky on it. THE SKY, PEOPLE.

14. Karem Faride Achach Ramirez and Nuria Lidon Diosdado Garcia's Third Eyes

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Anyone else getting Discount Universe here?

15. Dan Li's National Pride

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Doing the damn thing in a cheongsam-inspired look. Bless!

16. Estefania Alvarez Piedrahita and Monica Sarai Arango Estrada's Zig-Zag Zaaaaaamns

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Current aesthetic: Mara Hoffman stan who fell in a pile of glitter.

17. Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui's Stellar Circles

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What are those even, soccer balls? I don't care. I'm not like a regular mom, I'm a cool mom.

18. Alexa Moreno's Shiny Stunner

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Giving serious mermaid vibes... except for the whole two separate legs thing.

19. Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina's Shells 'n' Scales

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Okay, I take it back — these two were the true Olympic mermaids.

Keep shining, ladies.

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