Best Swimsuits: Lifted But Still Covered

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Splashes of Color

Big blooms are more grownup than girly; subtle ruffles are just sweet enough.


Noelle Swimwear, $188;

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Body Builder

What do you do when your cups runneth over? Stop wearing a bra underneath your suit (you know who you are) and instead invest in something with all the structural integrity you need. Sizes up to 16.


Miraclesuit, $152;

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Moody Hues

The navy background looks sophisticated; ditto the single-strap neckline.


Ella Moss, $125;

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Feel-Good Fabric

Bored with black? Us, too. Molded interior cups won’t pinch or shift.


Vitamin A, $159;

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Artful Print

The top looks so good, you’ll want to wear it with skirts and shorts (and you can).


Girls4Sport, $93;

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Orange Crush

Dear Ruching: Thanks for keeping my middle on the DL. Sizes up to 16.


Tommy Bahama, $136;

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Underwire Wonder

So supportive, we consider the neck tie optional.


Shoshanna, $185;

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Eastern Inspiration

The detail in the chinoiserie print is a standout.


Natori, $188;

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Body Baring

For the confident among us: Go for the gold (hardware-hoop details, that is).


Voda Swim, $127;

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Winning Construction

The perfect union of wide straps, extra Lycra in the midsection and durable fabric is worth the investment. Sizes up to XL.


Agua de CoCo, $201; 212-575-1001.

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Sexy Support

Stay-put but stylish in a shimmery bottle-green hue. Too much of a boost? Take out the top’s padded inserts.


H&M, $23; for stores.

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Digitally Mastered

The fiery matrix design will give your skin a bronzy glow, no sun required.


Sauipe Swimwear, $225;

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Retro Chic

The look is glam, and the bikini top is bra sized so you can find your ideal fit. Sizes up to 26.


Elomi, $118;


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Originally published in the June 2012 issue

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