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5 Figure-Flattering Ways To Wear Printed Swimsuits This Summer

Celebrate the sunshine this summer with one of this season’s fashionable printed swimsuits.

Solid-colored swimwear is always a safe bet, but this season’s trend forecast indicates it’s all about prints. While wearing a printed swimsuit — let alone a swimsuit at all — can be anxiety-inducing for some, the idea that wearing busy prints can result in looking wider is a big myth.

The key to finding a stylish and figure-flattering suit you feel comfortable in, is opting for printed styles that offer balanced proportions, elongating silhouettes and supportive features. These key factors are sure to leave you looking flawless and feeling confident in your suit for any beach day or pool party. Bring your keen sense of style to the beach this summer with one of these adorable prints.

1. Retro Seersucker

Get a retro-meets-modern swimwear look with this seersucker print swimsuit by J.Crew. This one-piece style features a classic print with girly details for a flirty touch. The contrasting bow-tie straps gives the style added femininity to a traditional beach look, while also allowing adjustability for a customized fit. The sculpted silhouette offers support with its bustier cut, giving your assets a subtle lift and leaving you feeling confident lounging pool side or at a family beach trip. The thick, machine-washable fabrication stays opaque, keeping you fully covered even after a swim.

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2. Sophisticated Florals

This one-piece by Ted Baker offers a hint of sex appeal, with a fashion-forward construction that will leaving you looking chic and polished, even while lying on a sandy beach. The sparse floral-citrus hybrid print offers a more sophisticated take on the ubiquitous floral motif for those who wish to avoid a busy look. This print, in conjunction with its sleek black background, flatters the figure, resulting in a slimming effect to the body, while the strapless bustier-cups keep the focus on your shoulders and bust, rather than your mid-section.



3. Abstracted Lines

For those who prefer a two piece bikini style, don’t be tempted to just stick to solid suits this summer. This Mara Hoffman two-piece abstracted print features undulating sorbet colors color-blocked in horizontal lines and angular curves. The pastel greens, yellow and pink hues are juxtaposed by a darker teal and mandarin oranges lines, giving the look a pop of color and offering an artistic alternative to the traditional black and white stripe print. To balance out the color, the swimsuit is designed with an athletic cut, with lined tops and bottoms and slight padding for extra coverage.

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4. Tropical Fruits

Fruit motifs have been a major trend in a variety of sartorial circuits during 2017, updating traditional tropical print with a flirty touch. The tropical orange blossom print and ruched detailing exude a 1950s retro appeal, without looking overly “pin-up.” While it can be a daunting task for large-busted ladies to shop for two-pieces that actually provides support, this adorable Kate Spade bikini has your back — and bust. The halter top style is designed with underwire cups and padded lining to for both support and coverage, whether playing the ocean or sunbathing in the sand.

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5. Candy-Colored Stripes

This Tory Burch one-piece offers a fashionable take on traditional, athletic swimwear with its colorful stripe print and alluring v-neck cut. The flattering vertical stripes have an elongating effect on the torso, while the strappy lace-up back detail brings one of the summer’s biggest fashion trends from everyday apparel to swimwear. The classic silhouette is designed with full seat coverage, leaving you looking chic without restricting your range of motion, so you can feel confident and covered running around the beach or playing Frisbee with the kids.

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