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Photo courtesy of Terence Connors

5 (Super Flattering) Swimsuit
Styles for Summer

In partnership with our friends at Summersalt Swim

Some are souped-up with built-in SPF. Others double as chic bodysuits come sunset. And then there are the details—exquisite details, like artful straps, luxurious fabrics, and waist-accentuating belts—that make it hard to call these pieces swimsuits. We can think of a few ways—make that exactly five ways—to suit your fancy
this summer.

RETRO & HIGH-WAISTED

RETRO &
HIGH-WAISTED

They may conjure up images of vintage pinups, but full-coverage boy shorts offer all the support in the world (while showing off your best assets). Solid colors keep the look streamlined; playful ties keep it fun.

CLASSIC
STRING BIKINIS

They’re sexy and strappy and come in the same cheeky cuts that made the bikini so iconic in the first place. Which isn’t to say that you can’t swim in them or splash around in them or soak up some vitamin D in them…

ONE-PIECES
WITH EDGE  

The one-piece has come a long way from its modest past: It can be sporty (color-blocked!), chic (add a belt!), even skimpy (how low can the neckline go?). They’re all viable options that pull their weight poolside, shoreside, whatever side you’re on.

SCULPTURAL BIKINIS

This one goes out to anyone who gravitates toward a clean line, a bold shoulder, a sexy high-cut leg, or anything sleek and streamlined. On second thought, this one goes out to everyone.

TOTAL COVERAGE

Under-the-radar, perhaps, but a sports-centric maillot, with its glovelike fit, is just as prime for hitting the waves as it is for hitting the beach bar.

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