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The Best Swimsuits for Your Body Type

Best Swimsuit for Tummy Control

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Fake a smooth silhouette and tighter torso with the High Style Banded One-Piece by Spanx. Featuring the brand’s Thinnovation shaping mesh liner, the empire-waisted suit flattens your paunch and provides full coverage in the rear ($178 at

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Best Swimsuit for an Athletic Body

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Show off those hours at the gym with Bisou Bisou’s Cut-Out One-Piece. The metal-accented asymmetrical design will display toned abs, while revving up the sexy side of a muscular frame ($48 at

Best Swimsuit to Elongate Legs

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Add miles to your legs with Calvin Klein’s Shirred One-Piece. The high-cut opening helps to lengthen your stems, while the sweetheart neckline with hardware adornment will keep all eyes looking up ($98 at

Best Swimsuit for Plus-Size Figures

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The contrasting striping and slight V-shaped neckline of the Spliced Swimsuit with Tummy Control from Avenue give fuller figures a sleek look. Plus, it includes a panel to smooth and support (Available in sizes 16-26, $65 at

Best Swimsuit to Enhance Your Bust

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Modeled after the brand's bombshell bra, Victoria's Secret Miraculous Push-Up Halter Top adds two full cup sizes and lifts your bosoms up and out. Wear with the low-rise bottom to turn some heads on the beach ($54 for top, $30 for bottom at

Best Swimsuit to Highlight Your Decolletage

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The deep neckline of the Ruched Plunge One Piece by a.n.a. will emphasize a beautiful neck, collarbone and chest area, while the clever shirring will conceal any belly bulk ($48 at

Best Swimsuit to Whittle Your Waist

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Get some serious suck-in strength with the Basix High-Rise Bikini Bottom by Spanx. This tummy tamer slims your midsection up to the bust line and offers full coverage in the rear. Wear with the line’s tankini top for even more shaping support ($128 for top, $98 for bottom at

Best Swimsuit to Create Curves

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The racy open sides of Body Glove’s Smoothies Miley One-Piece magically turn a boyish figure into a voluptuous physique ($70 at

Best Swimsuit for a Long, Lean Look

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The vertical seaming of Allen B.’s Shirred One-Piece gives the illusion of more height, and the ruching helps create a tinier waist ($40 at

Best Swimsuit to Disguise a Thicker Middle

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The black-and-white motif and banded decorative waistband of Jaclyn Smith’s Animal Print One-Piece Swim Suit help mask a heavier midsection ($21 at

Best Swimsuit for Bust Support

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Give your girls some much-needed love with the “Lucille” Chevron-Striped Bikini from Panache. Designed for larger busts, the bra-sized top is available in sizes 30-38 D-G and features removable straps ($59 for top, $32 for matching bottom at

Best Swimsuit for Maternity

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Be a proud mama-to-be in Liz Lange for Target’s Maternity Striped Bandeau Swim Top with coordinating swim shorts. The bright halter showcases your baby bump, while the bottoms keep you comfy ($20 for top, $18 for bottom at

Best Swimsuit for a Post-Baby Body

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With a ruffled hem and ruched bodice, this Retro Swim Dress by Allen B. allows a new mom to camouflage any post-baby pooch, but still be flirty, fun, and a total pin-up girl ($40 at

Best Swimsuit for Wider Hips

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The adjustable ties of the Beach Sexy Neon Lace String Bottom from Victoria’s Secret work well for wider hips because you can avoid unflattering bulges and control the height of the leg opening. Pair with the brand’s Lace Triangle Top for a sultry summer look ($25 for top, $24 for bottom at

Best Swimsuit to Minimize a Larger Bust

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Keep your chest in check with the Flamingo Underwire Bandeau Top from Freya. The black polka-dotted band contrasted with the vibrant blooming pattern helps give the appearance of a smaller bust. But the halter still offers maximum support with side boning, and is available in sizes 30D-38FF. Wear with the brand’s matching side-tie bottom ($68 for top, $40 for bottom at

Best Swimsuit to Slim Hips

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To balance the proportions of a pear-shaped figure, try Dana Buchman’s Zebra One-Piece Swimsuit. The animal print will accentuate the positive and draw focus upwards. Plus, the dark ruched lower half will help hide any little lumps and bumps ($80 at

Best Swimsuit to Shape Your Waist

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With criss-cross detailing and a body-shaping design, Croft & Barrow’s Fit For You Body Sculptor One-Piece Swimsuit helps give the appearance of a slim waistline ($88 at

Best Swimsuit to Flaunt Your Shape

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Play up your curvy figure with Fantasie’s Sorrento Halter Tankini Top, featuring underwire support and a plunging neckline in a not-too-flashy paisley print. Mix it with the complementary classic brief ($88 for top, available in sizes 32DD-40G; $30 for bottom at

Best Swimsuit for Broad Shoulders

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The asymmetry of the One-Shoulder Ruffle Maillot by DKNY will help balance out wider shoulders, while offering a twist on the basic black suit with some feminine detail ($108 at

Best Swimsuit to Lengthen Torso

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The monochromatic trim on Merona’s One-Piece Swimsuit with Ruffles helps move the eye vertically along the body, producing the effect of a longer trunk ($35 at

Best Swimsuit to Avoid Jiggle

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Keep your tummy and butt firmly in place with the Night and Day Sanibel Convertible Underwire Slimming One-Piece Swimsuit by Miraclesuit. Featuring the brand’s Miratex fabric, it offers tons of control without bulk in a bold floral print ($146 at

Best Swimsuit to Downsize Thighs

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Hide any dimples with Attention’s Pleated Swim Skirt, which comes with built-in briefs and a dainty ruffle hem. But reveal a hint of skin (if you dare) and pair the bottom with the matching knotted-front halter top ($14 for top, $14 for bottom at

Best Swimsuit for Tall Women

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Especially designed for gals 5’8” and above, the Frill-Front Tankini from Long Tall Sally provides the best midriff coverage. The tropical teal suit features a halter neck and flattering mock wrap detail with ruffle trim ($49 for set at

Best Swimsuit to Enhance Your Booty

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Need more junk in your trunk? Slip on the Beach Sexy Dot-Print Ruffle Low-Rise Bottom from Victoria’s Secret. The ruched seaming gives the impression of a fuller backside. Pair with the matching ruffled triangle top for a hot day down at the shore ($20 for top, $19 for bottom at

Best Swimsuit to Hide Belly Bulge

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The loose, baby doll fit of the Tankini Swim Top by Mossimo will offer you comfort, while disguising any roly-poly problems. Add the hipster bottoms for a complete ensemble ($20 for top, $20 for bottom at

Best Swimsuit for Overall Slimming

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The pixilated pattern of the Lichtenstein Dot Lolita Soft Cup Halter One-Piece Swimsuit by Magicsuit does a visual magic trick, resulting in a slimmer silhouette. Plus, the moderate control panel and halter straps form a slender shape ($140 at

Best Swimsuit to Conceal a Big Bum

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Limit your exposure with Jaclyn Smith’s Single-Shoulder Swim Dress. With an empire waist and gold metal strap accent, this piece provides a stylish alternative to a traditional skirted suit ($24.49 at


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