6 Summer Swimsuit Trends That Flatter

The last time you went shopping for an on-trend swimsuit was probably a long time ago (the trend might have even been My Little Pony, if you catch our drift), and it's not hard to see why: Swimsuits are so body-specific, so personal, and so hard to find that when you do finally come across a pair that makes you feel like a babe, you don't often have the luxury of choosing between trends.
But what if you could find a swimsuit that was both flattering and also fun to wear? We've come across six non-challenging trends that you don't have to be an VS angel to rock, whether you're a two-piece and one-piece fan. Click through to see 'em all. Feel that? That's you actually get excited about swimsuit shopping!
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Balconette — For larger chested women, this swimsuit comes with a built-in support system to keep your gals looking good (and your back feeling better) on the beach. For smaller chested ladies, the balconette also does wonders in making you seem fuller than you are. Win-win!

J.Crew Mini Pineapple Tank, $110, available at J.Crew.
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Balconette

AE Juliet Printed Bikini Top $29.96, available at AE; Bottom, $18.71, available at AE.
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Balconette

Tory Burch Havana One Piece, $225, available at Tory Burch.
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'70s Stripes — Printed swimsuits in general are a great idea for those of us whose bodies aren't made of marble, but with an all-over stripe in retro-quirky colors, it can be cool as well.

Roxy Sun Runner Bandeau Top, $48, available at Roxy; Sun Runner Binded Bikini Bottom, $38 available at Roxy.
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'70s Stripes

Lauren Moffatt Challenger One-Piece, $210, available at Madewell.
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'70s Stripes

Gap Bright Stripe Bandeau Top, $42.95, available at Gap; Bright Stripe Bottom, $39.95, available at Gap.
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Fringe — You're not the type of pool party attendee to just sit there the whole time, so pick a swimsuit that moves as much as you do. Not only does it add a bit of volume on top, but it also looks really cool fluttering in the wind when you're cannonballing into the deep end.

Mara Hoffman Fringe One PIece, $255, available at Bona Drag.
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Fringe

H&M Fringed Top and Bottoms, $4.95 each, available at H&M.
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Fringe

L*Space Fringe Hatler Top and Monique Bottoms, $141, available at Free People.
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Mismatched Sets — You totally understand how mixing prints works, and you can definitely bring your knowledge to swimsuits. Mix and match your existing pairs, or go for brands that sell mismatched bikinis. It's an insouciant, carefree style statement that makes a lot of practical sense, too!

Insight Shima Bikini, $30; Bottom, $30, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Mismatched Sets

Giejo Batik Top, $125, available at Giejo; Bottoms, $96, available at Giejo.
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Mismatched Sets

Nasty Gal Cool Cat Bikini, $51, available at Nasty Gal.
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Peplum — For ladies who want to create the illusion of curvier hips, a peplum can definitely work wonders. Pick a suit with a smaller flip for just a hint of sass or one with a fuller skirt to help smooth things out and turn things up.

Zimmermann Runaway Frill Bikini, $210, available at Zimmermann.
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Peplum

Marc by Marc Jacobs Halter Top, $64.49; Bottoms, $64.49; available at ASOS.
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Peplum

Bar III Swimsuit Peplum One Piece, $88, available at Macy's.
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Under-Bra Peekaboo — Though it may not work for every chest size, the under-bra peekaboo swimsuit is super flattering. While you may not consider yourself a monokini-style swimsuit gal, a skin-showing panel on your sternum is a low-stakes cutout since it's usually the most toned part of your body. Just make sure the cups keep your gals in place — no underboob, please!

Zero + Maria Cornejo Aviva Swimsuit, $325.50, available at La Garconne.
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Under-Bra Peekaboo

Rachel Comey Dara Suit, $276, available at Rachel Comey.
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Under-Bra Peekaboo

MiNKPINK Maya One Piece Swimsuit, $115, available at Shopbop.
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