Stylish Swimsuits For Every Body Type & Lifestyle

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Let’s face it, an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini looks good on approximately .02 percent of the population. Luckily, for the rest of us mere mortals, there are one-pieces, tankinis, cut-outs, halter-tops, high-waisted bottoms… the list could go on and on. Not sure what type of swimsuit is right for you? We’ve rounded up the hottest styles of the season—from flirty bikinis to sporty one-pieces—for every body type and lifestyle.

If you are pear shaped (curvy at the hips and thighs and smaller on top):

Jean Paul Gaultier Gathered Floral-Print Underwire Bikini ($395)
Jean Paul Gaultier Gathered Floral-Print Underwire Bikini ($395)

Featuring underwire support plus an adjustable neckline, you can jump waves in this floral number without worry of a wardrobe malfunction!

OYE Swimwear Sally Crossover Halter Bikini ($350)
OYE Swimwear
Sally Crossover Halter Bikini ($350)

Ditch the long strands of gold chains—this halter-style swimsuit with stunning circle centerpiece is all you need.

    OYE Swimwear Elsa Lace & Lattice One-Piece Swimsuit ($350)

OYE Swimwear
Elsa Lace & Lattice One-Piece Swimsuit ($350)

Looking for a swimsuit that’s sexy, but also practical. Look no more.

If you have a large bust (and require more support):

Seafolly Vintage Vacation Retro Swim Top & Bottom ($112)
Seafolly
Vintage Vacation Retro Swim Top ($112) & Bottom ($67)

Halter-top ties offer ample support and keep your cleavage at bay.

           Gottex Maculato Gathered Halter Swim Top & Animal-Print Swim Bottom

Gottex
Maculato Gathered Halter Swim Top ($108) & Animal-Print Swim Bottom ($58)

To avoid sagging, choose a style with underwire like this fierce leopard one by Gottex.

Tommy Bahama Striped/Printed Halter Tankini Top & Hipster Swim Bottom
Tommy Bahama
Striped/Printed Halter Tankini Top ($104) & Hipster Swim Bottom ($46)

Cinching near the center of the bust line creates definition and offers support.

If you have a small bust (and fall more into the A-cup & B-cup range):

                            Zinke Kaleidoscope-Print Ruffled Bandeau Top ($92) & Reversible Swim Bottom ($61)

Zinke
Kaleidoscope-Print Ruffled Bandeau Top ($92) & Reversible Swim Bottom ($61)

Tiered flutter panels create the illusion of a larger chest.

Norma Kamali Johnny D Bandeau Swim Top ($92) & Bill Low-Rise Swim Bottom ($61)
Norma Kamali
Johnny D Bandeau Swim Top ($92) & Bill Low-Rise Swim Bottom ($61)

One of the perks of having a smaller chest—bandeau tops. Go underwire-free without worry!

Zimmermann Ceramic Halter Frill Bikini Set ($260)
Zimmermann
Ceramic Halter Frill Bikini Set ($260)

Triangle tops create instant curves and ruffles add that extra oomph.

If you are curvy (full bust, hips and thighs):

Karla Colletto Scoop-Neck Underwire Swimsuit W/ Geo Panels ($288)
Karla Colletto
Scoop-Neck Underwire Swimsuit W/ Geo Panels ($288)

To create definition in your waistline, choose a style with side panels.

Gottex  Two-Tone One-Piece Swimsuit ($138)
Gottex
Two-Tone One-Piece Swimsuit ($138)

You’ve got curves—great! Now flaunt them with a plunging v-neck and wrap around top.

           Norma Kamali  Diana One-Shoulder Swim Top ($235) & Moderate-Rise Swim Bottom ($225)

Norma Kamali
Diana One-Shoulder Swim Top ($235) & Moderate-Rise Swim Bottom ($225)

Sometimes the sexiest amount of skin is just a sliver. Best of all, this suit allows you to control just how much you show.

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