In The Swim

We scoured the racks to find the perfect swimsuits that slim, enhance and show off our fabulous curves.

Bettina Prophete Jun, 28, 2013

1 of 7 Jana Cruder

Classic, retro styles perfectly provide maximum coverage while still flattering your curves.


"Sao Paulo" plus-size bikini top and bottom, Monif C. Plus Sizes, $95 and $80, sizes 12W-24W, monifc.com.
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2 of 7 Jana Cruder

Flirty, feminine features create the illusion of curves.

"Jake Stripe" push-up top and ruffle skirt bottom, Xhilaration for Target, $18 each, sizes S-XL, target.com.

3 of 7 Jana Cruder

The high rise and peekaboo panels visually lengthen your legs.

"Mi Tai" bikini top and bottom, 6 Shore Road, $77 and $82, sizes XS–L, 6shoreroad.com.

4 of 7 Jana Cruder

The angled stripes sculpt, while a cute peplum hides your trouble area.

"Beauty on the Shore" swimsuit, Lolli Swim, $150, sizes XS–L, mod cloth.com.

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A glitzy top distracts the eye and balances out the bottom.

"Very Sexy Embellished Bandeau" top and "Beach Sexy Hipkini" bottom, Victoria's Secret Swim, $189 and $18, sizes 32B–36D and XS–XL, victoriassecret.com.

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Cutouts and color blocking virtually break up your torso.

"Dotted Line" swimsuit, Volcom, $90, sizes XS–XL, shop.volcom.com.

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A plunging neckline strategically exposes skin while serving as a vertical detail that elongates your center.

"Stardust" swimsuit, LSpace, $132, sizes S–XL, Scoop NYC, 877-SCOOP-77.

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