A few bright, patterned swimsuits are fun for summer (hey, if you can't wear neon at the beach, where can you wear it?), but just as with your year-round wardrobe, that perfect, figure-flattering, go-to black piece will come in handy, too. These five swimsuits are easy to wear, and flattering on almost any body type:
This strapless Spanx suit has built-in slimming power, just like the famous tights and underwear.
See our guide to Spanx shapewear.
The deep V and below-the-bust seams on this O'Neill Keep It Solid One Piece create a longer, figure-flattering line.
Fake the appearance of a little middle with well-placed accents, like the sparkly darts on Gottex's one piece. If you're shy about sheer cutouts, this Speedo suit accomplishes a similar look with seams and ruching.
If you need extra support up top, the underwires on Calvin Klein's supportive tank will work like a bra, while giving this suit a retro-pinup feel.
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The deep V, ruffles and ruching on Kenneth Cole's black suit work in harmony to lengthen the torso and disguise bumps. (Sadly, the Kenneth Cole suit above is almost sold out, but Miraclesuit's Isabella one-piece has similar down-the-middle detail to slim and lengthen.)
For the best deals on summer finds, peruse our calendar of online sample sales.