When it comes to the often complicated matter of choosing swimwear, the most important thing to remember is picking a suit that makes you feel the most comfortable and confident. Thankfully there are plenty of options these days, from an old school scoop neck one piece and a teeny-weeny bikini. Take a waterproof spin through this slideshow, then let us know in the comments below where you fall on the coverage spectrum.
Sporty and practical, this traditional cut reveals a little more leg than the vintage style while keeping your belly covered. We love the ever-so-sexy tie-back and bright colors of J. Crew’s version.
If you’re suffering from halter fatigue, a French bikini top, which is cut just like a bra for optimal comfort, is the perfect swimsuit solution. Paired with tomboy hipster bottoms, it allows you to bare your midsection without worrying about anything slipping out of place while splashing in the waves.
Similar to the tank and high-waisted bottom duo, cut-out one pieces come in a range of shapes to expose the parts of your body you want to show off. We love the floral print on this more revealing Forever 21 suit.
Feminine and flirty, this scallop-edged two-piece from H&M is ideal for flaunting a killer (faux) tan without being too skimpy. Just be careful while jumping into the pool—as you well know, these barely-there cuts can easily shift out of place!
Though this style is not for the conservative at heart, a suit like this one from Nasty Gal is a swimming option for a weekend on a secluded beach. We say, wear what you wanna wear.
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