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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Some great options but one I love is Lynnina. They have adorable boardshorts, bikini tops, halters, tankinis and rashguards that are perfect for in the pool, or out. The prints are great and the shorts cover all those areas I'd prefer not to expose any more. All of the styles are really flattering. Here's their website for anyone interested in taking a look - http://www.lynnina.com/
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