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As anyone who has been through the perils of swimsuit shopping knows, it helps to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Should you look for a high neckline or a plunging one? Ruching or ruffles? Patterns or solids? Confused yet? Thankfully, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here, seven body types with tips that will have you looking like a million bucks, so you can stop stressing and get back to the stuff that really matters—like deciding where to book your next vacation.

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If You’re Pear-Shaped: Strike a Balance

Show off your little middle (while downplaying your rear) in this Tory Burch color-blocked suit that draws the eye to your smallest part.

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If You’re Pear-Shaped: Try a Plunging Neckline

This one has a full-coverage bottom, but it’s the attention-grabbing ties that become the focal point.

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If You’re Pear-Shaped: Draw the Eye Up

All eyes will be on your décolletage in this off-the-shoulder style.

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If You’re Apple-Shaped: Camouflage with Ruching

One of our favorite tricks is to go for a suit with ruching. It hides any jiggle and lets your skinny limbs do all the talking.

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If You’re Apple-Shaped: Whittle Your Middle

Oversize florals and an adjustable wraparound tie work to conceal any tummy troubles.

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If You’re Apple-Shaped: Choose a Wrap Top

Let a surplice-wrap style trim your waist for you.

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If You’re an Hourglass: Use Cutouts To Your Advantage

Blessed with a curvy shape? The key is to highlight that while providing enough support and coverage, like in this Ashley Graham x Swimsuits for All number.

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If You’re an Hourglass: Flaunt Your Waist

Mesh stripes let your toned tummy shine.

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If You’re an Hourglass: Add a Belt

Just like a belt adds shape to a flowy dress, the same accessory can upgrade your swimwear, as in this Solid and Striped one-piece.

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If You’re Athletic: Show off Your Shoulders

You didn’t work on your arms all winter to keep them covered up. Look for a supportive halter-top silhouette that shows off your guns but still offers enough support for paddle-boarding or beach volleyball.

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If You’re Athletic: Play Up Your Muscular Build

Let those sculpted back muscles shine.

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If You’re Athletic: Keep it Simple

Think of this like your high school swim team suit—only way cuter.

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If You’re Large-Chested: Keep the Girls in Place

If you’re looking for support, without any bulky wires, this style from Miraclesuit offers a fitted top with ruching to help streamline.

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If You’re Large-Chested: Stick to Underwire

Or go with a form-fitting underwire bra. There are plenty of styles that don’t scream bustier and are *actually* comfortable.

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If You’re Large-Chested: Look for A Figure-Flattering Pattern

A Mara Hoffman-style print for almost $100 off. Yes, please.

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If You’re Small-Chested: Create the Illusion of Curves

The trick is to add interest. Look for a top that has some kind of embellishment, whether it’s ruffles, crochet or a busy pattern. This gives the effect of a larger bust.

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If You’re Small-Chested: Add Some Dimension

Turn up the sass with two cutouts and a neon hue.

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If You’re Small-Chested: Go For The Plunge

You don’t need to resort to lift and push here. Plunging ruffles will work just fine.

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If You’re Tall: Show Off the Gams

If you’ve got it, flaunt it. And by “it,” we mean length. Rocking a high-cut style will give you all the Baywatch vibes.

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If You’re Tall: Play With Prints

More straight up and down? Contrasting patterns, like the vertical stripes and florals on this number, can visually fill out your frame to create curves.

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If You’re Tall: Add Some Cutouts

The eye-catching polka dots and a high cut make this style the perfect summer suit.

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