16 Slimming Bathing Suits for Every Body Type

Swimsuits that suck you in, stay put while you swim, and look cute to boot.

Tummy Slimmer #2

Tummy-taming trifecta: Strategic shading draws the eye above the waist, ruffles camouflage paunch and a special fabric holds you in.

Magicsuit by Miraclesuit, $176; macys.com.

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Ruching trick

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Tummy Slimmer #3

Ruching across the torso always does the trick when it comes to minimizing your middle.

A sweetheart neckline shows off your décolletage and lengthens you.

Tommy Bahama, $142; tommybahama.com.

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Fake your shape

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Tummy Slimmer #4

To fake an hourglass shape, hunt for a suit with dark side panels, which visually nip you in.

Lolë, $70; lolewomen.com.

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Bigger bust

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Curve Creator #1

If you're a true A cup who wants some oomph, go for a padded halter top. The print helps, too, by adding dimension (read: fullness).

A halter that ties ensures a snug fit, but steer clear if you're busty.

Tommy Bahama top, $94, and bottom, $63; tommybahama.com.

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Push up

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Curve Creator #2

Want to amplify your assets? A plunging halter top creates cleavage by pushing the girls up and in.

Maio by Monica Wise, $169; southbeachswimsuits.com.

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Perk your pair

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Curve Creator #3

Avoid spillage with this smart swimmer: It contains and bolsters a less-than-perky pair.

Jantzen, $96; dillards.com.

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Create shape

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Curve Creator #4

Molded cups add shape to barely there breasts. Also uplifting: the strategically placed diagonal lines.

Old Navy top, $27, and bottom, $20; oldnavy.com.

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Full-coverage bottom

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Butt Minimizer #1

At last: an ultra-stylish bikini with a full-coverage bottom.

Patagonia top, $55, and bottom, $39; patagonia.com.

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Shrink your booty

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Butt Minimizer #2

To shrink a generous booty, select suits with a darker color on the lower half.

Speedo, $82; speedousa.com.

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Tinier tush

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Butt Minimizer #3

A high-cut leg gives the illusion of a tinier tush and puts the focus on gorgeous, toned thighs and calves.

Athleta top, $44, and bottom, $42; athleta.com.

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Boy shorts

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Butt Minimizer #4

Got a dimply derriere? Boy shorts to the rescue! An Empire waist is always slimming.

Nautica top, $69, and bottom, $57; nautica.com.

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Underwire support

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Bust Supporter #1

Every woman needs a sleek LBS (little black swimsuit). Key if you're curvy: underwire and molded cups.

Garnet Hill, $88; garnethill.com.

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Built-in bra

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Bust Supporter #2

Enjoy a strong foundation while you swim laps, thanks to a racer-back design and a built-in shelf bra.

L.L.Bean, $70; llbean.com.

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Full coverage

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Bust Supporter #3

Busty girls can still wear bikinis: The full-coverage bra top lifts and separates the well-endowed.

Cleo by Panache top, $59, and bottom, $32; herroom.com.

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Bandeau top

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Bust Supporter #4

A bandeau-style top with underwire gives structure without spillage and shows off a toned upper body.

Garnet Hill top, $42, and bottom, $36; garnethill.com.

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Slimming stripes

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Tummy Slimmer #1

Stripes can be figure-friendly: The front shirring on this rugby-inspired suit hides ab flab.

Tommy Bahama, $142; tommybahama.com.

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