Aerie Cutout Ring One Piece Swimsuit
A strategic combo of print and cut-outs, this suit is one situation in which horizontal stripes actually have a slimming effect—they draw attention to the narrowest part the suit (conveniently located at your waist).
To buy: $53; aerie.com.
Express Color Block Bandeau Bikini Top and High Waisted Bottom
French Connection Halter Neck Plunge Swimsuit
More than meets the eye, this minimalist maillot is made from a high-performance fabric that acts like Spanx to smooth and mold your figure. Diagonal seams provide even more shaping power. The plunging neckline is especially flattering on smaller busts. Also available in black and white.
To buy: $88; frenchconnection.com.
Gap Floral Tie-Front Bikini Top and Side-Tie Bikini Bottom
H&M Patterned Swimsuit
Between the eye-catching print and the intricate, seamed construction, this swimsuit could pass for a designer piece (no one needs to know it was only $40!). Padded, underwire cups provide ample support, while removable straps let you convert from a strapless style to a halter.
To buy: For a similar product: $60; nordstrom.com.
Boden Salerno Bikini Top and Bottoms
Beautiful embroidered detailing isn’t the only thing this suit has going for it. The lightly padded cups and supportive band keep everything in place, while the medium-coverage bottoms have high-cut openings (which make legs appear longer). Also available in pink.
To buy: Top, $33; and bottoms, $36; bodenusa.com.
Heidi Klum Swim Printed Swimsuit
Perfect for a tropical getaway (or even just the local pool), bright orange tassels accent this ruched, sweetheart neckline swimsuit.
To buy: $90; theoutnet.com.