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; noelleswimwear.com.

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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; dillards.com.

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Moody Hues

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

 

Ella Moss, $125; ellamoss.com.

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Feel-Good Fabric

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

 

Vitamin A, $159; bestswimwear.com.

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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; girls4sport.net.

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Orange Crush

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

 

Tommy Bahama, $136; tommybahama.com.

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Underwire Wonder

So supportive, we consider the neck tie optional.

 

Shoshanna, $185; shoshanna.com.

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Eastern Inspiration

The detail in the chinoiserie print is a standout.

 

Natori, $188; natori.com.

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Body Baring

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

 

Voda Swim, $127; vodaswim.com.

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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; hm.com 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; shopsauipe.com.

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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; nordstrom.com.

 

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Originally published in the June 2012 issue

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