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The concept of shopping for summer swimsuits sounds scary, but it certainly doesn't have to be!
Brittany Burke, deputy editor at StyleWatch, is here to help us solve some of the biggest bathing suit struggles with the help of four top style bloggers. Here are the tips and tricks you need to know to find the ideal cut and shapes for your body type.
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Courtney Quinn of Colormecourtney.com
A one piece with a deep V-neck is perfect for shorter women with more muscular thighs and butt who want to balance their bottom halves. The plunging neckline draws the eyes up, which lets you show a little bit of flirty, fun cleavage on the beach. The twist detail featured in this style also adds a "ruching" effect — ideal for creating a super flattering tummy area.
One Piece: Kenneth Cole, $107
Julia Dzafic of LemonStripes.com
If you have shorter legs and a longer torso, you'll want to pick a style that naturally elongates your bottom half. The side cutouts in this swimsuit move diagonally toward the bellybutton, which shifts the focus to your smallest point. The trendy, lace-up detail serves to achieve the same look for the middle section, too. This style is the perfect cross between a bikini and a one-piece.
One Piece: La Blanca, $115
Claire Sulmers of FashionBombDaily.com
Many one piece suits for larger-chested women feel matronly, but this pick — ideal for women with curvy, hourglass shapes — is super fun, playful and sexy. It features a beautiful color contrast and wired cups that support and lift. The belt in the middle also highlights a smaller waist, creating an overall figure-flattering look.
One Piece: GabiFresh For Swim Sexy, $98
Rachel Martino of RachMartino.com
When you want to cover your tummy but still wear a bikini, the high-waisted suit should be your go-to style. This option has a retro, flirty vibe with polka dots — an all-in-one trend popular with celebrities like Taylor Swift. Paired with a balconet top, this pick has just the right amount of sexy, support and coverage. But remember, when choosing a high-waisted style, you want it to hit right around the belly button so you don't overwhelm your frame.
Top: Kate Spade, $94
Bottom: Kate Spade, $80