All Beyoncé has to do is go on vacation and our lives are changed forever. See: The long-sleeved swimsuit. It’s basically the most figure-flattering look since the high-cut leg. Here, seven reasons--and seven suits--you’re going to want to rock this style.

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They Balance Your Proportions

It’s simple geometry: When your shoulders are covered, they look a little wider, which makes your hip-and-rear area look smaller.

Mara Hoffman ($278)

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Your Bootie is Accented

Open-back styles especially draw attention to your bottom, with a little more coverage than a skimpy bikini brief.

Vix Paula Hermanny ($125)

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You Can Focus On Your Assets

Designs with a front zip can be undone as low as you like, to go from a prim mock turtleneck to a sexy Bond Girl.

Lisa Marie Fernandez ($415)

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Get Legs for Days

When you’re super covered up top, your bare legs are going to get lots of attention. (Finally, all those lunges paid off.)

Solid And Striped ($168)

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Your Sun-Sensitive Skin Won’t Get Fried

While all long-sleeved swimsuits protect you from too much sun exposure, designs with SPF 50 fabric give you extra time in the sun without worry.

Cover ($190)

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You Can Still Show Off Your Tummy

Some suits have cutouts around the sides or atop your abs, so you can suggest bareness when really you’re pretty much covered up.

Flagpole Swim ($450)

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REMEMBER: SHEER SMOOTHES It All Out

Feel self-conscious over loose skin on the back of your arms or a less-than-tight tummy? Sheer coverage makes it all go away.

Karla Colletto ($352)

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