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Sexy Swimsuits That Redefine "Beach Babe"

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    Photographed by Aingeru Zorita; Modeled by Bailey Roberts

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    Our mission this summer is to take the anxiety out of going to the beach — and an excellent bathing suit is key to beating back all that "Do I look okay?" nonsense. Thankfully, designers have stepped up to make suits that are all about style and sexiness for every body type. We enlisted ten New Yorkers — models and women from all walks of life, from size 0 to 18 — to show what a bathing suit should really do: showcase your personal style. Now that's radical. Read on. Shop on. See you at the beach.

    It's your body. It's your summer. Enjoy them both. Read more Take Back The Beach stories here.

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  2. Photographed by Aingeru Zorita; Modeled by Eugenie Grey

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    Let your tats do the talking, like fashion blogger Eugenie Grey, 28, does in a bright white one-piece in goth favorite mesh. Also, note the re-emergence of water shoes.

    Adidas x Stella McCartney shoes.

  3. Photographed by Aingeru Zorita; Modeled by Paloma Elsesser

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    For the days you're feeling prim but not too proper, a crochet maillot with a plunging neckline channels badass women of yore. Writer Paloma Elsesser, 23, wears hers with aplomb

  4. Photographed by Aingeru Zorita; Modeled by Bailey Roberts

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    Who needs neon? Black and white is so striking, as proven by photographer Bailey Roberts.

  5. Photographed by Aingeru Zorita; Modeled by Tangina Stone and Emani Johnston

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    Take a cue from singer Tangina Stone, 24, and entrepreneur Emani Johnston, 26, and keep it simple: Sometimes "sexy" is really just about a killer cut and beyond-flattering hue.

  6. Photographed by Aingeru Zorita; Modeled by Hannah Joyner at MSA Models

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    At last! The straps on this bold top are detachable, which means this swimsuit is really up for anything (and totally holds up, too).