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It's swimsuit season! See the most flattering, fashionable styles to try now

by Jordan Muto / / Source: TODAY

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Summer is here!

And with the warmer weather comes days spent at the beach and by the pool, but the thought of throwing on that first swimsuit of the season can be daunting for just about everyone.

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To help us feel confident in our swimwear, StyleWatch deputy editor Brittany Burke stopped by TODAY to share flattering swimsuits for all body types.

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A supportive one-piece with hidden bra cups and some ruching is a great style for women who just recently had a baby, want to flatter their tummy area or have a larger bust. As Burke points out, the zipper down the center can be adjusted to create either a sexier or more conservative look. Plus, the deep-V neckline works to elongate a shorter torso. Talk about a winner!

One Piece: Miraclesuit, $178

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For someone with a boyish figure who hopes to cover up their midsection, this is the suit for you. This one-piece gives the illusion of a bikini thanks to the trendy, cut-out detail. It's the best of both of worlds!

When it comes to shopping cutouts, look for a flattering placement, like how this suit reveals the area right under the bust. The inverse triangle and double straps also help give the illusion of a fuller chest.

And look for a suit with a printed bottom, says Burke, to give the look of a curvaceous figure to to those with a straight waist.

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One Piece: Kate Spade, $142

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If you're searching for a suit that both sucks in the tummy and holds in the bust, then look no further. The super stretchy material on this one-piece is both comfortable and flattering. Plus, a halter-style suit makes it easy to adjust the top for more support thanks to a strap at the neck. There's also a keyhole neckline, which allows you to adjust how covered up or revealing you'd like to be on top.

When looking for a one-piece, Burke recommends shopping for a suit with a similarly subtle seam under the bust; the small details matter!

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One Piece: Magicsuit, $174

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This high-waisted, V-neck suit is particularly flattering on those with a curvy figure since it creates an arrow that points upward, elongating the body, explains Burke.

If you've tried this high-waisted bikini bottom style in the past, but found that they cut at a weird place on the leg, you're not alone. However, the control lining on this pair and the higher thigh cut make legs look even longer and sleeker.

Top: City Chic, $41.30

Bottom: City Chic, $27.30

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