Splash Better: Great Swimsuits for Your Body

There’s one for every body type.

There’s a lot that goes into finding the perfect swimsuit—you have to take into account personal style, activity level, size and on top of that, find one that doesn’t leave you with funny-looking tan lines. If you’re in need of some inspiration, start here.

Minimalist Style

The cutouts have a sheer mesh lining to avoid stripey tan lines. Hilor

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A one-piece can be incredibly elegant, especially with a big hat and oversize sunglasses to shield you from UV rays. To avoid a squashed effect up top, consider looking for one with removable cups inside to provide individual support.

Lots of Prints

A strapless style and bottoms that sit above the natural waist are perfect for lounging, or taking a cute Instagram pic. OMKAGI

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A high waisted bottom is especially great for those who are petite or curvy on the bottom. The high rise elongates legs, the bottoms offer full coverage in the back so they won’t ride up, and the high rise draws attention to the curve of your waist. And if you’re busty, a well-fitting bandeau will provide just enough low-impact support for a dip in the pool or lakeside lounging.

Style and Support

This one has retro appeal and is available in sizes 6 to 12. COCOSHIP

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If your beach style veers more pinup than Laguna Beach, a halter-style top with a sweetheart neckline that flares below the bust is for you. Underwire cups keep full breasts lifted and separated, and a floaty skirt eliminates the need for a coverup post-dip.

Sporty Style

These bottoms won’t ride up uncomfortably while you’re playing beach volleyball. Zando

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There’s nothing more uncomfortable than bikini bottoms that ride up, or a top that just won’t stay put. Boyshorts provide full coverage no matter how much you’re running around, and a tankini with adjustable straps ensures everything is secured.

Sweet and Feminine

Cheeky bottoms and removable padding on top enhance (or fake) an hourglass figure. Blooming Jelly

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If you love the look of a bikini but prefer a little more coverage and support than your standard string option, opt for a set with cheeky, high-waisted bottoms that nip in at the waist and a V-shaped tie top that enhances cleavage. The wide band in the back acts as reinforcement to keep the top from sliding around.