Our picks will do more for your shape than a juice fast. Whether you're looking for extra slimming, better support or a boost of sexiness, you'll find it here.
Big blooms are more grownup than girly; subtle ruffles are just sweet enough.
Noelle Swimwear, $188; noelleswimwear.com.
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.
The navy background looks sophisticated; ditto the single-strap neckline.
Ella Moss, $125; ellamoss.com.
Bored with black? Us, too. Molded interior cups won’t pinch or shift.
Vitamin A, $159; bestswimwear.com.
The top looks so good, you’ll want to wear it with skirts and shorts (and you can).
Girls4Sport, $93; girls4sport.net.
Dear Ruching: Thanks for keeping my middle on the DL. Sizes up to 16.
Tommy Bahama, $136; tommybahama.com.
So supportive, we consider the neck tie optional.
Shoshanna, $185; shoshanna.com.
The detail in the chinoiserie print is a standout.
Natori, $188; natori.com.
For the confident among us: Go for the gold (hardware-hoop details, that is).
Voda Swim, $127; vodaswim.com.
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.
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.
The fiery matrix design will give your skin a bronzy glow, no sun required.
Sauipe Swimwear, $225; shopsauipe.com.
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.
The manipulated fabric (drapes, folds) contours your body. Sizes up to 24.
Sorella Swim, $198; shop.sorellaswim.com.
Whatever you’d like to hide, don’t go any longer than this—you’ll look matronly.
Bleu/Rod Beattie, $144; bleurodbeattie.com for stores.
The detailed print is an ideal midsection concealer. Sizes up to XL.
Lenny, $182; Bloomingdale’s, 212-705-2000.
All tankinis are not created equal. The A-line top will skim, not squeeze, your middle.
Sunsets, $126; bestswimwear.com.
The top half provides a pretty face framer while the bottom half minimizes. Sizes up to 16.
Magicsuit by Miraclesuit,$152; miraclesuit.com.
The black-and-white under-layer provides a smooth foundation; the mesh overlay creates movement. Sizes up to XL.
Agua de CoCo, $201; 212-575-1001.
Slip on a maxi skirt and sandals, and you’re cocktail ready.
Perry Ellis, $118; Dillard’s, 800-345-5273.
Erase five pounds in an instant. Sizes up to 16.
Magicsuit by Miraclesuit,$170; miraclesuit.com.
If you’ve skipped more planks than you’ve suffered through, this will make it nobody’s business but your own. Sizes up to XL.
Kenneth Cole, $130; Lord & Taylor, 800-223-7440.
The high-design elements are what you’re paying for.
Kore Swim, $214; freepeople.com.
This print is on trend and totally flattering. Sizes up to 16.
Anne Cole Signature,$96; lordandtaylor.com.
From the company that put wearable shapewear on the map. Sizes up to 18.
Spanx, $198; spanx.com.
Those kicky red straps attach to a red undersuit; the black overlay is forgiving.
MagicSuit by MiracleSuit, $168; dillards.com.
Play peekaboo with a few well-placed mesh stripes—and without the worry of a wardrobe malfunction.
Karla Colletto, $334; neimanmarcus.com.
You say you love to play beach volleyball but you don’t like digging out sand? This suit has your name on it.
EcoSwim by Aqua Green, $120; shopblums.com.
It’s flattering and super supportive. Ready, set, go! Sizes up to 18.
Speedo, $89; speedousa.com.
So French, it practically comes with a ticket to St. Tropez.
Beach House, $87; Dillard’s, 800-345-5273.
The top’s mesh back and inserts keep you cool, no matter the heat index. Bonus: the periwinkle color. Sizes up to 18.
GIRLS4SPORT, $88; girls4sport.net.
This high-tech fabric has SPF built right in. (Protecting the rest of your body? Your job.) Sizes up to 26W.
Lands’ End, $70; landsend.com.
Hear this: A bikini with a full bottom is not an urban (or seaside) myth. Sizes up to XL.
KennethCole, $130; Macy’s, 800-289-6229.
The graduated color spectrum slims from your rib cage down. Sizes up to 24W.
Beach Native,$68; swimsuitsforall.com.
The fit is guaranteed: The top is as adjustable as any bra (straps, closure); the bottom has an interior tie to cinch your hips. Sizes up to XL.
Athleta, $98; athleta.com.
The midsection zigzag color swath distracts from (and diminishes) your belly. Sizes up to 24W.
Delta Burke, $79; swimsuitsforall.com.
Perfect for black-tie pool parties—or if you just want a slender silhouette.
Simply Maaji Swimwear, $150; theorchidboutique.com.
The cutest boy-short ever, with self-adjusting pull ties to show off a little, or a lot, of leg. Sizes up to XL.
Juicy Couture Swimwear, $174; juicycouture.com for stores.
The color blocking will do more to slim your middle than cutting carbs. Sizes up to 16.
Nautica, $91; nautica.com.
Though lace can look tacky, this one’s luxe. Why? Simple tank styling, dense embroi-dery and the opaque nude underlayer. Sizes up to XL.
OMO Norma Kamali, $385; normakamali.com
We’re not naming names, but this lively print is designer quality (the details, the color combo) at a fraction of the cost.
H&M, $15; hm.com for stores.
The cut and tonality are universally flattering.
Sauipe Swimwear, $425; shopsauipe.com.
Turquoise accents on a white bikini? Too Housewives of Beverly Hills. On subtly textured mocha? Lovely.
Gossip Collection, $74; gossipswim.com.
The hook-and-eye detailing is pure underpinning; the fish-scale damask is pure genius.
Lilibon, $276; lilibonswimwear.com.
Support and coverage on both top and bottom in the designer’s signature color weave. We’re in love.
Missoni, $465; 212-517-9339.
The snakeskin pattern puts the novelty in animal print, softened here by the seaside hues.
Eberjey, $158; eberjey.com.
The earthy tribal print is wearable and very hot this season, with a front peephole that shows just enough.
Vitamin A, $159; mollybrownsswimwear.com.
It bears repeating: In ruching we trust. The neutral color will look great with any printed topper.
Melissa Odabash, $227; opheliaswimwear.com.
Side cutouts are übersexy but require an hourglass shape for best effect.
Orchid Label, $90; theorchidboutique.com.
So gorgeous, you might as well skip the cover-up.
A.CHE Swimwear, $178; acheswimwear.com.
There are plunge pools and plunging necklines. We like both.
KORE SWIM, $234; koreswim.com.
What are you paying for? Phenomenal fit and fabric.
Eres, $465; 888-656-3737.
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