The best way to dive into the summer season? Channel America’s most photographed family and slip into a sultry two-piece, of course. As the Kardashian Klan is well aware, there’s no better way to welcome the ray-basking season than to give the hot weather a warm, sand-strewn welcome.
And with every new saltwater season, there is the option, nay, the need to update your bathing suit (whether or not it will see the harsh lights of a reality TV crew’s cameras). But like anything else, not all bikinis are made equal. Which is why we’re here with the official guide to the best swim options to update your sun style, no matter your body type. If you’ve got it—and you do—flaunt it.
Expecting? Opt for something low-rise to accommodate that growing belly and strut comfortably without constraints. Have more of an hourglass figure? Try a pinup cut. Voluptuous? Go for a suit that emphasizes your ample assets. Long and lean? The bikini is your oyster, with cuts, forms, and patterns that run the creative gamut. Petite? String bikinis cover less skin to show off more of you. And if you have an athletic build? There’s a bikini for that, too—try a thick-strapped piece. Here, the 23 best bikinis for every body type that will have you seaside in style all season long.
Long and Lean
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Preen By Thornton Bregazzi Farrah bandeau bikini, $316; matchesfashion.com; Paper Dolls monochrome frill-sleeve bikini, $49; dorothyperkins.com; Lisa Marie Fernandez Poppy bikini, $330; modaoperandi.com; Made by Dawn Dancer tie-dye ruffled-trim bikini top, $120; matchesfashion.com; Made by Dawn Traveler low-rise tie-dye bikini briefs, $106; matchesfashion.com; Marysia Santa Barbara scalloped one-shoulder bikini, $305; net-a-porter.com
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J.Crew seersucker French bikini top, $62; jcrew.com; J.Crew seersucker Hipster bikini bottom, $52; jcrew.com; Mary Katrantzou Lamu abalone pop, $450; marykatrantzou.com; Gucci Torchon printed triangle bikini, $645; net-a-porter.com; Solid & Striped The Bridget top, $90; solidandstriped.com; Solid & Striped The Bridget bottom, $90; solidandstriped.com
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Kim Kardashian West
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Dolce & Gabbana printed bandeau bikini, $700; net-a-porter.com; Rochelle Sara The Laeti top, $198; rochellesara.com; Rochelle Sara The Natalie bottom, $118; rochellesara.com; Swimtarte high-waist ruffle bikini, $212; swimtarte.com
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