The Best Figure Flattering Swimsuits
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Bottoms Up2 of 29
By Nicole Mann Novick
A retro bikini like Taylor Swift’s brings style to the sand and offers the appearance of curvier hips.
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SHOP NOW: Tori Praver Floral Rush bikini, $196
BING MORE: Retro Bikinis
Wild Thing4 of 29
If you've worked hard for that athletic body, then why not show it off? Serena Williams' cutout suit offers the comfort of a one-piece with a well-deserved peek-a-boo effect.
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SHOP NOW: Just Cavalli cutout swimsuit, $225
BING MORE: Cutout Swimsuits
White Out6 of 29
Want to show off your tan but not your bare belly? Try a white full-piece like Paris Hilton’s that offers minimal cutouts in just the right places. Here’s one that gives coverage in the stomach and hips, showing just a hint of skin on top.
White Out7 of 29
SHOP NOW: Zimmerman Laughing Gull one-piece, $318
BING MORE: White One-Piece Swimsuits
Tip-Top Shape8 of 29
For smaller-breasted women, such as Nicole Richie, who are still looking to conquer that triangle bikini, try a fit with more fabric. Ruching on top gives the appearance of a fuller look.
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SHOP NOW: Vix Bia bikini halterneck top and briefs, $160
BING MORE: Halter Bikinis
Bathing Beauty10 of 29
For those looking for a little coverage in the middle, but who still want to appear chic on the beach, a solid-color full-piece with extra details will slim and add style. Like Mariska Hargitay’s, our choice can go strapless or be worn with a halter string.
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SHOP NOW: J. Crew Convertible Maillot, $82
BING MORE: Strapless Maillot
Top Honors12 of 29
For those who want to show off their abs, but who still prefer a bit of modesty on top, take a tip from Kelly Rowland and look for a sexy two-piece with a full-coverage bandeau.
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SHOP NOW: Milly Bikini top & briefs, $205
BING MORE: Floral Print Bikinis
Suit Up14 of 29
For smaller-breasted women looking for curves like supermodel Jessica White’s, try a bikini with an underwire top. This Panache one here can increase the bust appearance by a full cup size.
Suit Up15 of 29
SHOP NOW: Panache Atlantis Swimwear Polly Plunge Bikini top and bottom, $66
BING MORE: Underwire Bikini Tops
V For Victory16 of 29
Beyoncé’s choice, a V-neck one piece, lets her show off some cleavage, while leaving the rest to the imagination. The version we’ve found has extra ruching for a slimming torso.
V For Victory17 of 29
SHOP NOW: L.L. Bean swimsuit, $104.95
BING MORE: One-Piece Halter Suits
Long Form18 of 29
Statuesque women can take a lesson from Helen Mirren and opt for a one-piece designed with extra fabric in the torso to give them that long, sleek look.
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SHOP NOW: Long Tall Sally Ruched Front swimsuit, $55
The Big Reveal20 of 29
This style may not be for everyone, but for those fashion risk-takers such as Real Housewives star Alexia Echevarria, it's a clever cut.
The Big Reveal21 of 29
SHOP NOW: L*Space Monokini, $108
BING MORE: Monokinis
Bringing It Back22 of 29
Sometimes a suit offers a little bit of everything, making it a thumbs-up for all body types. This retro piece worn by Jaime King has added hip coverage as well as underwire cups for some extra lift.
Bringing It Back23 of 29
SHOP NOW: J. Crew Tulle Underwire tank, $125
BING MORE: Underwire Tanksuits
Barely There24 of 29
An itsy-bitsy triangle bikini is not for the faint of heart. For brave soles with bodacious bods like that of Audrina Patridge here, tighten those strings and hit the surf.
Barely There25 of 29
SHOP NOW: Shimmi Triangle Bikini, $180
BING MORE: Triangle Bikinis
Bikini Babe26 of 29
Women with larger breasts don’t need to forego cute separates. Choose a style that offers hidden bra-like cup sizes, so you can hit the beach like Ashlee Simpson, but with secret support.
Bikini Babe27 of 29
BING MORE: Bandeau Swimsuits
Follow Suit28 of 29
Ready to try that tiny two-piece, but feel a little more comfortable with some distraction? AnnaLynne McCord has the right idea when it comes to elegant ruffles.
Follow Suit29 of 29
SHOP NOW: Old Navy Ruffled Bandeau Swim top and bottom, $42
BING MORE: Ruffled Swimsuits
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