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30 Sporty-Sexy Swimsuits Built for Action

Duskii Temptation Tank Spring Suit

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Master scuba chic with a colorblock zip up that provides flattering coverage and a comfortable second skin fit. It's perfect for surfing, running on the beach, or just taking in rays. ($230;

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Adidas by Stella McCartney Printed Neoprene Bikini

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This feminine-looking yet still athletic bikini set is made from neoprene fabric that only dries quickly, but has built-in UPF15 and UV protection. It's exactly the kind of coverage you want for long days in the sun. ($70, $60;

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MPG Cutter One-Piece Swimsuit

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Constructed from a 50+ UPF spandex blend, this one-piece is great for keeping you protected during water sports or beach volleyball, but also features a sexy keyhole cut-out design for a dash of playfulness. And, to avoid the dreaded uni-boob some one-pieces tend to create, the Cutter has an internal shelf bra with removeable cups. ($120;

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Splendid Sunblock Solids Sports Bra and Mosaic Banded Pant

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Stay cool and on trend with this sports-inspired set from Splendid. The colorblock top has a thick band and adjustable racerback straps for support, while the belted waistband on the boyshort-style bottom ensures a flattering fit and coverage on all body shapes. ($58, $58;

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Nanette Lepore Rash Guard and Hipster Bottom

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Let's face it: Rash guards aren't exactly the most stylish clothing item, but Nanette Lepore's fun, tropical-inspired print takes the functional piece to a whole new level of chic. And don't let the long sleeves fool you! The slim fit, front zip, and cropped-at-the-hip top is anything but "covered-up" (especially when paired with a strappy hipster bottom!). ($84; $72;

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Body Glove Neo What Perfecto

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Made from a sporty neoprene blend, this swimsuit has a cool, reversible vest top, offering two looks (and colors!) in one. An asymmetrical, fold-over top, laser cut back details, and contrasting black accents make this one of the most innovative two-pieces we've ever seen. For less-obvious tan lines, pair it with a fun and flirty bottom. ($80, $45;

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Nike Kaleidotech Power Back Swimsuit

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For a supportive fit that's still stretchy enough to move with you in water, look no further than the trusted high-tech designers at Nike. Bold, all-over graphics, and an open racerback add style to this performance-driven one-piece. ($78;

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Sweaty Betty Offshore Bikini Top and Bottom

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This super-supportive racerback bikini top is adorned with colorblock paneling, mesh detail on the bust, and Sweaty Betty’s iconic X-Ray Dragonfly print. And while the low-rise bottoms may look like a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen, they have an elastic waistband and drawstring to give you extra security when you swim. UV and chlorine resistance give this bikini extra-long wearability. ($75, $70;

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Andrea Iyamah Makena High Waist Swimsuit

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Combining the crop top and high-waisted trends of 2015, Andrea Iyamah's uniquely-designed swimsuit adds its own flair with a bold tribal print and cut-out back. Bra cushions in the bikini top and a fully lined bottom make it pretty comfortable too. ($110;

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Athleta Mahina Mesh Tankini

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Who said a tankini can't be sexy? The high-neck cut and mesh details on this suit will have you feeling as fierce as you would in a bikini, while the long top and 50+ UPF fabric will keep your skin safe on a surfboard or while water-skiing. ($70, $50;

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Cynthia Rowley Printed Wetsuit

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Need a reason to take up surfing? How about Cynthia Rowley, for one? Hang 10 in one of the designer's eye-catching neoprene wetsuits—it's fully functional and incredibly fashionable. A cheeky, short silhouette and a tiny back pocket make it just feminine enough. ($250; cynthiarowley)

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swimsuitsforall Midnight Fever Zipper Swimsuit

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Upgrade your regular ol' black one piece with this subtly sexy plus-size suit. The chevron print adds some personality without compromising comfort, and, with a shelf bra lining, you can jump around on the beach fully supported. ($55;

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L*Space Savasana Top and Emma Two Tone Bottom

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This bikini is style and support all in one. The top is supportive enough to hold you in while you're running and jumping under the sun, and the cute, double-strapped, racerback top will leave you with way more flattering tan lines than a regular sports bra would. The bottom's front is all beach-volleyball business, but the ruched back will give your cheeks some well-deserved color. ($75, $66;

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Vix Sofia Vlad Rashguard

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Get wild in the waves with this animal print, colorblocked rashguard. It zips up the back to keep the top fitted to your form, while the cap sleeves leave you with full range of motion so you can paddle your heart out. ($86;

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Speedo Active Keyhole Tieback

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Speedo has long been synonymous with racing swimsuits, but some of their newer styles, like this hot magenta one-piece, may have you rethinking the brand. Constructed from a special Lyrca fiber, the material resists bagging, sagging, and even the effects of lotions, oils, and chlorine, which means you can count on a great-fitting suit swim after swim. ($78;

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Issa de' Mar Kaili Bikini

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This bikini brings together two of our favorite trends: tribal prints and colorblocking. The straight-strapped top, reminiscent of a bra, and hip-hugging bottom means this bikini will hold you in tight as you dive for that paddle ball, but the open sides on the bottom keep the look sexy (and make for fun tan lines!). ($78, $75;

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Red Carter Flip Flop Colorblock One-Piece

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One of the most flattering one pieces we've seen, the colorblocking on this suit enhances assets and hides imperfections in all the right way. The deep v-neck accentuates the feminine figure, but is actually tight enough to keep the everything tucked in while you play in the waves. ($160;

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Magicsuit by Miraclesuit Laguna Beach Coco One Piece

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Miraclesuit prides themselves on their shape-defining fabrics, and, well, who doesn't want a bathing suit that actually makes them look slimmer? This suit embodies the sexy scuba trend and, with a neck-high zipper, it's actually ultra functional, keeping everything locked in for even the craziest of water sports. ($180;

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Liquido Skinny Bra and Bootie Shorts

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Say Om in this outfit—this combo is perfect for doing yoga on the beach. The top fits like a bra, but will take you straight into the water when you need to cool off. And the shorts cover substantially more than most bikini bottoms, allowing you to kick back into dancer pose or even flip up into headstand without a second thought. ($31, $37;

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Athleta Hypersonic Rashguard Tank and Short

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Paddle out in style with this sleek, sleeveless rashguard, while staying protected with Athleta's 50+ UPF fabric. And while you can pair it with a variety of matching bottoms, we love the fanny-friendly cut that highlight the hard work you did on all those pop-ups. ($70, $55;

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Joe Fresh Floral Print Ruched Bikini

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Make a splash in an aqua bikini with chic navy trim that gives off both a sporty and stylish vibe. Adjust the halter straps or remove them completely depending on how much you love tan lines. ($16; $14;

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Victoria’s Secret Zip-Front One-Piece

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Hit the sand with a retro, high-cut leg, dramatic zip, and a long racerback that shows just enough sideboob and a hint of tush that you’ll be the hottest girl in your bocce game. ($55;

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Suboo Rash Guard and Hipster Bikini Bottoms

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This surfer-chic Australian brand sure knows how to make a rash guard sexy! The palm print and paneled cropped top has side cutouts to reveal a sliver of skin, and the matching hipster bottoms have subtle mesh insets on the sides. ($200; $72;

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TYR Florina Nico Swim Top and Kiki Bottom

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When playing sports and soaking up the sun are the only things on your agenda, this Florina two-piece will help you hit both goals. Fit to flatter, the fully-ined cropped bra top and classic cut bottom boast high-energy colors and bold stitching for a trendy twist on athletic swim. ($30, $25;

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Seafolly Block Party High Neck Tank and Brazilian Bikini Pant

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Clean lines and contrast banding make this sports-luxe bikini a scorching hot choice for summer. Hidden beneath the halter top are soft cups to ensure your girls always look good and stay put. ($100, $70;

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We Are Handsome Nocturna Zip One Piece

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The tropical and leopard prints lend arresting color to this athletic, high neck swimsuit. And the front zip and racerback add a hint of sportiness to help you really bring out your wild side. ($240;

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Beth Richards Knot Bikini Top and Naomi Bottom

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This white hot bikini is a total 90s throwback—but don’t fret about it being see through, because Beth Richards knows swimwear. Not only are the top and bottom fully lined, but the material is resistant to oils, suntan lotion, and sweat. ($130, $100;

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Roxy Tropical Getaway Set

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Even if you're just playing in the pool, this tropical print will make you feel like you're jumping waves in Hawaii. We love the straight-back, sports bra-esque straps that'll let you run on the beach and score sweet tan lines at the same time. Roxy offers three matching bottoms, but we love how functional (and cute!) their Shorty Bikini Bottoms are. ($46, $38;

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Lululemon Salty Swim Racer Top and High Waist

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The mesh-accented racer cut on this bikini set provides extra coverage without restricting range of motion, while the bottoms boast a high, wide waistband that doesn't dig in. Did we mention the top and bottom are totally reversible? ($64, $58;

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Simply Be Simply Yours Sports Swimsuit

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The colorblocking and slimming lines on this plus-size suit will flatter any body. And with a functional zipper, everything stays supported while you get down to beach business; then you can unzip when it's time to play. ($40;

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