String bikinis seem too stringy sometimes. This halter cut gives more coverage, while still showing off your physique.
J.Crew Palermo Paisley dart banded halter top, $46, side tie hipster, $44; jcrew.com
Play with the nautical trend this summer with light gold stripes, less harsh on the eyes (and figure) than striking contrasted colors.
Old Navy Women’s Metallic Striped O-ring Bikinis, top $19.50; oldnavy.com. Bottom, $19.50; oldnavy.com
Old-school Hawaiian print might not look too chic in your husband’s closet, but on you, it’s a different story. For a fresh spin, try it in a beach-bound bikini.
Old Navy Women’s Bandeau Halter top $16.50; oldnavy.com. string-bikini bottom $16.50; oldnavy.com
Showcase your waist, and curves, with this cleverly constructed suit. The retro style might be in, but we really love this one for its added coverage.
Lane Bryant Retro One Piece Swimsuit, $99.50; lanebryant.com
Everything stays in place with an athletic-inspired suit. The racerback top and full-coverage bottoms on this suit will let you move freely.
Athleta Bohemian Paisley Bikini Top $44; athleta.com. Side Tie Bottom $49;"athleta.com":http://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=740046
The drawstring style of this triangle top allows for customizing coverage, a smart option that gives you more when you’re active, less when you’re lounging.
Victoria’s Secret Beach Sexy Adjustable Triangle Top $15, low rise bottom, $14; victoriassecret.com
A pretty band and blooms at a bargain price? Bingo.
Jaclyn Smith floral print one piece, $17.99;"kmart.com":http://www.kmart.com:80/shc/s/p_10151_10104_027B018651160001P?vName=Clothing&cName=Women%27s&sName=Swimwear&prdNo=13&blockNo=13&blockType=G13
Tap into your animalistic side this summer with a leopard skin suit.
Norma Kamli Leopard Key hole Bandeau maillot, $15;"walmart.com":http://www.walmart.com/ip/Norma-Kamali-Women-s-Leopard-Bandeau-One-Piece/13377418
Shapewear suits don’t have to look industrial. The added embellishments on this two-piece make it easy to forget that the bottoms are made with "power mesh."
Shape Fx Concealing skirted halter suit, $49.99
Decorative buckles give this suit a sexy feel, while a wide band and full seat makes sure you avoid showing more than you intend.
BECCA red banded halter top $49.99, tab side hipster bottom $44.99;"everythingbutwater.com":http://www.everythingbutwater.com/browse/products/becca/bungalow/36557+819897+423.html
For stroking and not sunning, pick a sensible tank-style suit like this easy-to-wear black.
Athleta Jet Set Figure 8’s One Piece, $74;"athleta.com":http://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=46670&vid=1&pid=739152&scid=739152002
Evoke classic bathing beauties in this vintage-inspired, square-neck halter.
Tommy Bahama Stem Floral one piece halter, $99.99; everythingbutwater
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