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Women's Swimsuits - Styles of Women's Swimsuits

Choosing the Right Women's Swimsuit Style for You

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Halter Top Bikini

Halter Style Bikini
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The halter bikini top features a plunging neckline and straps that tie around the back of the neck. This lifting top is great for women who want to appear as if they have bigger breasts.
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Bandeau Top Bikini

Bandeau Bikini Top
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The bandeau top is one piece of fabric that stretches straight across the chest. This is a strapless style. The top is usually gathered in the middle. If you have larger breasts, this style of bikini top will minimize the look of your bust.
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Swim Sports Bra

Swim Sports Bra
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As the name says, this is a sports bra style top. It's great for women who swim competitively, surf or play other water sports. This swimsuit provides extra coverage and support.
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Tankini

Tankini
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The tankini is a new twist on the classic bikini. This swimsuit style has been popular for the last four or five years and will continue to be so this season. Instead of a bikini top, this two-piece suit features a tank top instead. This is a great option for women who want the flexibility of a two piece suit without revealing their stomach.
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Boy Shorts

Boyshorts Swimsuit
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This style is popular in both swimsuits and panties. This bikini bottom resembles very short shorts. It gives women a little extra coverage of the upper thighs and hips. Boy shorts make the legs appear shorter, therefore they are not ideal for petites.
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Thong Swimsuit

Thong Bikini
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The thong bikini offers full coverage in the front, but only a small strip of fabric in the rear. It's very revealing but it's very common on today's beaches. The thong swimsuit can also be one-piece too. It appears like a traditional one piece suit but features a thong back, which leaves the butt exposed. Obviously, this suit isn't the best for competitive swimming or water sports, but many people think it's sexy. Even more revealing than the thong, the G-string features merely a string in the back. It's definitely not the choice for shy women.

Considerations

No matter what style of swimsuit you choose, consider both your body type and the location where you will be wearing it. Obviously the more revealing styles may not be appropriate at a family beach or pool. The most important factor, however, is your comfort. Not only should the suit fit well and be physically comfortable, you should also be confident wearing it. Select a swimsuit style that you love and flaunt your assets.
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