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7 Crazy-Flattering Swimsuit Trends for Every Body Type

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You’ve got a long summer of rooftop-pool lounging and people watching ahead of you. And these suits ensure you’ll look stunning in every one of your beach ’grams.

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Ruffles

Don’t worry: The ruffles of 2017 are a far cry from that frilly suit you wore as a six-year-old. These suits are graceful and ladylike and do an excellent job of amping up the curves on smaller-chested and petite ladies.

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Off-the-Shoulder

Yep, the mega-flattering trend is now a mega-flattering swimsuit – both as a bikini and a one-piece. It’s good for anyone, but it particularly flatters pear-shaped gals, because it draws attention to defined shoulders and collarbones. (But maybe avoid swimming laps in this one.)

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Mesh

The eternal swimwear dilemma: finding that sweet spot between “too naked” and “too nun.” Mesh insets offer more coverage than full-on bare skin – the translucent tint helps slim and streamline – while simultaneously nailing this year’s sheer trend. 

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Scalloped Edges

Another feminine detail taking over beachwear: scallops. The sweetly curved border suits athletic bodies especially well and makes even the simplest tanksuits look über-elegant (like what you’d wear to breakfast on a balcony in Mykonos, perhaps).

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Wrap Shapes

If the idea of wearing a triangle top makes you instinctively clutch your chest in fear, throw on a dancer-inspired surplice maillot that keeps the girls right where you want them (without looking like a sports bra). 

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Sporty Colorblocking

We love a good geometric two-piece, and if strategic color placement helps give the illusion of a more defined waist, all the better. 

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Gingham

Preppy checks are back in full force this year and give us all the Mary Ann Summers vibes (if she moved to Williamsburg) on a tie-front monokini – which simultaneously perks up a less-than-bootylicious derrière. 

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