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When it comes to swimwear, do you like to rock a classic triangle bikini or bandeau top or is a one-piece more your style? Swimwear has become surprisingly versatile recently, as more women try and make their swimsuits work from the beach to the bar. Wear a crochet top over your bikini and add a pair of cutoffs, and you're ready for an al fresco dinner. Or, wear a one-piece with a denim vest and maxi skirt.

What’s the most flattering swimsuit for my body type?


Vintage-inspired swimsuits like high-waisted bikinis and ruched one-piece suits are slimming and deliver great coverage in the tummy area—these are universally flattering. For the body-confident, the monokini is a hot alternative to the string bikini. Swimwear that is ruched, shirred and gathered is your friend if you have a smaller frame. Ruffles and prints are also tricks of the petite trade. Full-figured gals get the support they need with swim tops that use bra sizing and underwire to ensure a good fit. Above all, nothing is sexier than confidence so choose a swimsuit you can be yourself in.

How should I accessorize my swimwear?


Let’s go from head to foot. Sun protection is essential, so pack sunscreen and a hat. Wide brim floppy hats, baseball caps and straw fedoras are all great options. Grab a pair of sunglasses to shield your eyes from bright sun rays. Bring a cover-up that transitions well from beach to dinner like a breezy sundress, flowy kaftan, or denim shorts with slub tank, while slip-on sandals are a step up from flip-flops. Grab a large tote to carry all this, and don’t forget to include a beach towel and water bottle!

What’s the best swimsuit for beach and pool activities?


For active lifestyle enthusiasts, there’s swimwear that’s just as fashionable as it is good for sport. Sports bra style tops paired with moderate coverage bikini bottoms or swim shorts will keep you held in while hitting the waves, playing beach volleyball or running on the sand. Try tankinis and rashguards with SPF for an even more secure fit and extra sun protection.
  • LE SILLA Swarovski & Lycra Triangle Bikini
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    LE SILLA Swarovski & Lycra Triangle Bikini
    Self tie closures. Back hook closures. Swarovski crystal embellished front. Made in Italy.
  • Pre-owned Chanel Pop Print Logo Dress / Swim Coverup
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    Pre-owned Chanel Pop Print Logo Dress / Swim Coverup
    Chanel Pop Print Logo Dress / Swim Coverup
  • Emilio Pucci Women's Printed V-Neck Long Caftan Coverup
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    Emilio Pucci Women's Printed V-Neck Long Caftan Coverup
    Emilio PucciPrinted V-Neck Long Caftan Coverup, Yellow SunDetailsEmilio Pucci coverup in printed silk. V neckline. Three-quarter batwing sleeves. Loose, relaxed silhouette. Hem falls to floor. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23. 5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Emilio Pucci Women's Printed Short Drawstring Coverup - 011-blue (38/4)
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    Emilio Pucci Women's Printed Short Drawstring Coverup - 011-blue (38/4)
    Emilio PucciPrinted Short Drawstring CoverupDetailsEmilio Pucci coverup in printed jersey. Deep V neckline. Short batwing sleeves. Drawstring waist. Rayon. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23. 5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Pre-owned Rudi Gernreich Swim Ensemble 1963
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    Pre-owned Rudi Gernreich Swim Ensemble 1963
    Rudi Gernreich Swim Ensemble 1963
  • Emilio Pucci Printed V-Neck Long Caftan Coverup, Yellow Sun
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    Emilio Pucci Printed V-Neck Long Caftan Coverup, Yellow Sun
    Emilio Pucci coverup in printed silk. V neckline. Three-quarter batwing sleeves. Loose, relaxed silhouette. Hem falls to floor. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23.5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Jean Paul Gaultier Mixed-Print Pleated Maxi Coverup
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    Jean Paul Gaultier Mixed-Print Pleated Maxi Coverup
    Jean Paul Gaultier coverup in mixed-print jersey and crinkled tulle. Square neckline. Sleeveless; spaghetti straps. Fitted bodice. Dropped, A-line skirt. Nylon; nylon/spandex lining. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23.5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Hervé Léger Bikini
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    Hervé Léger Bikini
    jersey, logo detail, solid color, zip, semi-lined, bandeau, high waisted. Material:90% Polyester, 9% Nylon, 1% Spandex
  • Jean Paul Gaultier Women's Mixed-Print Pleated Maxi Coverup - Canard (X-SMALL)
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    Jean Paul Gaultier Women's Mixed-Print Pleated Maxi Coverup - Canard (X-SMALL)
    Jean Paul GaultierMixed-Print Pleated Maxi CoverupDetailsJean Paul Gaultier coverup in mixed-print jersey and crinkled tulle. Square neckline. Sleeveless; spaghetti straps. Fitted bodice. Dropped, A-line skirt. Nylon; nylon/spandex lining. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23. 5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Emilio Pucci Women's Printed Chiffon Coverup - 068-blue (ONE SIZE)
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    Emilio Pucci Women's Printed Chiffon Coverup - 068-blue (ONE SIZE)
    Emilio PucciPrinted Chiffon CoverupDetailsEmilio Pucci coverup in printed chiffon with striped trim. Boat neckline. Three-quarter sleeves. Loose, easy silhouette. Arched, side-slit hem. Silk. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23. 5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Missoni Women's Zigzag-Pattern Full-Length Coverup - Multi (X-SMALL)
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    Missoni Women's Zigzag-Pattern Full-Length Coverup - Multi (X-SMALL)
    MissoniZigzag-Pattern Full-Length CoverupDetailsMissoni coverup in multicolor zigzag knit. Boat neckline. Short batwing sleeves. Loose, dramatic silhouette. Fringe-trim hem hits at foot; sides slit to knees. Pullover style. Rayon. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 34"/86cm, waist 24. 5"/62cm, hips 35"/89cm, bra size 34C, dress size US 4.
  • Emilio Pucci Women's Printed V-Neck Long Caftan Coverup
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    Emilio Pucci Women's Printed V-Neck Long Caftan Coverup
    Emilio PucciPrinted V-Neck Long Caftan Coverup, BlueDetailsEmilio Pucci coverup in printed silk. V neckline. Three-quarter batwing sleeves. Loose, relaxed silhouette. Hem falls to floor. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23. 5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Emilio Pucci Women's Sheer Printed Drawstring Coverup - Viola/Turchese (ONE SIZE)
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    Emilio Pucci Women's Sheer Printed Drawstring Coverup - Viola/Turchese (ONE SIZE)
    Emilio PucciSheer Printed Drawstring CoverupDetailsEmilio Pucci coverup in sheer printed chiffon. Boat neckline. Long, dramatic batwing sleeves. Drawstring waist. Handkerchief hem. Slips on over head. Silk. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23. 5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Emilio Pucci Women's Long Printed Maxi Coverup - Viola/Geranio (38/4)
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    Emilio Pucci Women's Long Printed Maxi Coverup - Viola/Geranio (38/4)
    Emilio PucciLong Printed Maxi CoverupDetailsEmilio Pucci coverup in sheer printed voile. Split neckline with ties. Wide half sleeves. Banded waist is smocked at back. Loose, dramatic silhouette. Floor-length hem with side slit. Cotton/silk. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23. 5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Emilio Pucci Women's Printed Tie-Waist Caftan Coverup - 011-blue (ONE SIZE)
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    Emilio Pucci Women's Printed Tie-Waist Caftan Coverup - 011-blue (ONE SIZE)
    Emilio PucciPrinted Tie-Waist Caftan CoverupDetailsEmilio Pucci coverup in printed chiffon with striped trim. Deep V neckline. Three-quarter batwing sleeves. Self-tie waist. Long skirt; front slit to thigh. Silk. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23. 5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Emilio Pucci Printed Chiffon Coverup
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    Emilio Pucci Printed Chiffon Coverup
    Emilio Pucci coverup in printed chiffon with striped trim. Boat neckline. Three-quarter sleeves. Loose, easy silhouette. Arched, side-slit hem. Silk. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23.5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Emilio Pucci Printed Short Drawstring Coverup
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    Emilio Pucci Printed Short Drawstring Coverup
    Emilio Pucci coverup in printed jersey. Deep V neckline. Short batwing sleeves. Drawstring waist. Rayon. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23.5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Missoni Zigzag-Pattern Full-Length Coverup
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    Missoni Zigzag-Pattern Full-Length Coverup
    Missoni coverup in multicolor zigzag knit. Boat neckline. Short batwing sleeves. Loose, dramatic silhouette. Fringe-trim hem hits at foot; sides slit to knees. Pullover style. Rayon. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 34"/86cm, waist 24.5"/62cm, hips 35"/89cm, bra size 34C, dress size US 4.
  • Emilio Pucci Printed V-Neck Long Caftan Coverup, Blue
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    Emilio Pucci Printed V-Neck Long Caftan Coverup, Blue
    Emilio Pucci coverup in printed silk. V neckline. Three-quarter batwing sleeves. Loose, relaxed silhouette. Hem falls to floor. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23.5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Emilio Pucci Long Printed Maxi Coverup
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    Emilio Pucci Long Printed Maxi Coverup
    Emilio Pucci coverup in sheer printed voile. Split neckline with ties. Wide half sleeves. Banded waist is smocked at back. Loose, dramatic silhouette. Floor-length hem with side slit. Cotton/silk. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23.5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Emilio Pucci Printed Tie-Waist Caftan Coverup
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    Emilio Pucci Printed Tie-Waist Caftan Coverup
    Emilio Pucci coverup in printed chiffon with striped trim. Deep V neckline. Three-quarter batwing sleeves. Self-tie waist. Long skirt; front slit to thigh. Silk. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23.5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Emilio Pucci Sheer Printed Drawstring Coverup
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    Emilio Pucci Sheer Printed Drawstring Coverup
    Emilio Pucci coverup in sheer printed chiffon. Boat neckline. Long, dramatic batwing sleeves. Drawstring waist. Handkerchief hem. Slips on over head. Silk. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23.5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • MARA HOFFMAN Reversible Lace-Up One Piece
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    MARA HOFFMAN Reversible Lace-Up One Piece
    Mara Hoffman Reversible Lace-Up One Piece. Swimsuit has a solid side, and a bright, patterned side. Lined. Spaghetti straps cross the open back.
  • PROENZA SCHOULER Print Bra top Briefstyle Bottom
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    PROENZA SCHOULER Print Bra top Briefstyle Bottom
    Proenza Schouler Swimwear Print Bra top Briefstyle Bottom. Printed. Puzzle clasp top. Slip on bottom.
  • HEIDI KLEIN Bandeau One Piece
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    HEIDI KLEIN Bandeau One Piece
    Heidi Klein Bandeau One Piece. Removable neck strap. Fully lined. Tie back.
  • PROENZA SCHOULER Plain Bandeau Onepiece Barbell
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    PROENZA SCHOULER Plain Bandeau Onepiece Barbell
    Proenza Schouler Swimwear Plain Bandeau Onepiece Barbell. Barbell center. Adjustable neck strap. Slips on.
  • MISSONI Frill Dt Triangle Bikini
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    MISSONI Frill Dt Triangle Bikini
    Missoni triangle bikini. Multicolored print. Self-tie straps. Clip fastenig.
  • MISSONI Bi Col Geo Bandau Bikini
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    MISSONI Bi Col Geo Bandau Bikini
    Missoni Bandeau bikini. Printed. Self-tie fastening. Slips on.
  • MISSONI Swimsuit
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    MISSONI Swimsuit
    Missoni's Swimsuit. Bottom lining. Front criss cross string detail. Halter neckline with low, open back. Features an alluring silhouette that will definitely turn heads at your next beach day out.
  • L Space Antigua Print Low Down Itsy Bottom in Black
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    L Space Antigua Print Low Down Itsy Bottom in Black
    Black Strappy crisscross sides Low hipster fit Seamless construction Reverses to solid Black Itsy coverage 80% nylon, 20% spandex Made in the USA Like all delicates, shape, color and fit are best preserved if hand washed in cold water. Lay flat to dry. Color: Black. Quality material; U.S.A;
  • Emilio Pucci Hooded crocheted cotton coverup
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    Emilio Pucci Hooded crocheted cotton coverup
    Emilio Pucci's white coverup has a carefree, bohemian feel. Cut from lightweight crocheted cotton, this versatile piece is finished with subtle gold hardware and a handy hood. Slip yours over a vibrant bikini.
  • L Space Antigua Print Chloe Wrap Top in Black
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    L Space Antigua Print Chloe Wrap Top in Black
    Black Wrap style top with over-the-shoulder straps Tie at the back allows for easy adjustability Buttery soft luxurious printed fabric Reverses to solid Black 80% nylon, 20% spandex Made in the USA Like all delicates, shape, color and fit are best preserved if hand washed in cold water. Lay flat to dry. Color: Black. Quality material; U.S.A;
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