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You’ve got the tickets booked and the mai tais in your dreams. Now all you need is the perfect suit for your upcoming travels (whether you're headed across the globe or just to the local watering hole). Here are some slenderizing options to consider in your shopping quest.

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A SHEER-PANELED BIKINI

So you want to be covered but not feel covered? Then look for panels of sheer fabric or an open knit. That way you get all the benefits of a high neck and a high waist--just with tasteful flashes of skin.

Target top ($25) and bottom ($25)

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A MIXED-PRINT ONE PIECE

Thanks to contrasting side panels, your curves will be both defined and supported.

Swim Sexy ($59)

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A PLUNGING-V ONE-PIECE

Ladies with slightly smaller busts, this one’s for you. Draw the eye upward toward the collarbone, avoiding any insecurity areas you may have below.

Bleu Rod Beattie ($119)

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A CUTOUT ONE-PIECE

The same logic applies to full suits with delicate keyholes--say around the ribcage: They visually whittle your middle.

LOFT ($90)

RELATED: 6 Swimsuit Trends That Will Be Huge This Summer

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A MISMATCHED BIKINI SET

If you?re noticing an ?optical illusion? trend, you?ve figured this whole thing out. And a colorful bikini top (paired with a slimming dark bottom) is an excellent example of such trickery. 

Lands' End top ($65) and bottom ($45)

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A RUCHED ONE-PIECE

Don’t call ’em Miraclesuits for nothing. These little numbers with gathered fabric suck in your tummy and create gentle curves.

Miraclesuit ($195)

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A BELTED ONE-PIECE

Other curve boosters can come in the form of tiny little belts, which are both super trendy and super slimming.

J.Crew ($125)

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A THICK-STRAPPED BIKINI TOP

If back and arm insecurities have you concerned, invest in a structured top with a wide swathe of fabric around the ribcage. You’ll feel held together in all the right places (and likely stand up straighter). 

Shoshanna top ($132) and bottom ($96)

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LARGE PRINTS

Whether you’re working one piece or two, look for bold patterns, which are surprisingly slimming (as opposed to micro prints that can create width). 

Mod Cloth ($60)

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A COLLARBONE-HIGHLIGHTING NECKLINE

One of the season’s biggest trends (high necks) also happens to be one of the most flattering. After the pool, toss on a breezy skirt and call it an outfit. 

Kate Spade ($160)

Opening image: Song of Style

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