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Not a Fan of the String Bikini? Try These Swimsuits That Are Sporty And Sexy

Not a Fan of the String Bikini? Try These Swimsuits That Are Sporty And Sexy

2,494 July 4th, 2013
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    Huit Miami Baby Strapless Air Bikini Top and Baby Bikini Short, $79.76 and $45.82; at ASOS

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    Becca By Rebecca Virtue Vanishing Point Convertible Strap Tankini Top and Tab Side Hipster Bottom, $72 and $54; at Everything But Water

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    Reese Racer Back Bra Bikini Top and Cheeky Surf Shorts, $36 and $36; at Billabong

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  • Cynthia Rowley One Piece Solid Scuba Zip Front.jpg

    One Piece Solid Scuba Zip Front, $199; at Cynthia Rowley 

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    Beach Break Sport Top and Hipster, both $54; at Lululemon

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    Stripey Button One-Piece, $64.95; at Gap

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    Nike Bondi Block Swim Sport Bra, $50; at Zappos

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  • Roxy On The Horizon Reversible Crossover Tri Bikini Top.jpg

    On The Horizon Reversible Crossover Tri Bikini Top and Bottoms; $48 and $46; at Roxy

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  • T by Alexander Wang Mesh Triangle Bikini Top.jpg

    T by Alexander Wang Mesh Triangle Bikini Top and Bottoms; $140 and $120; at Shopbop

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    Beach Riot Colorblock One-Piece Swimsuit, $133; at Urban Outfitters 

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When choosing what to wear for any occasion, we’re big proponents of borrowing from others (hello, boyfriend jeans), and one constant source of inspiration for us is athletes. Whether it’s a chic baseball cap or stylish sneakers, we love spicing up our outfits-and our swimwear—with sporty details.

Get the image of your awkward one-piece Speedo from high school out of your head, and open your mind to the possibility of swimsuits that are sexy and sporty. Think: mesh panels, racer backs and athletic stripes. The trick is to find a flattering cut that reveals enough while still being playful.

Stand out from a sea of string-bikinis in a cobalt blue scuba inspired one-piece by Cynthia Rowley featuring a neon green zipper down the front. And since suits in bright colors with darker contour color-blocking along the sides have an instant slimming effect, you’ll look sharp and feel amazing in Lululemon’s scoop-neck two-piece. Complete your summer style game by adding a fabulous cover-up and flip-flops that can take you from the beach to the street faster than you can say “hand me the SPF.”

Take a look at the gallery above for 10 sexy sportswear-inspired bathing suits to wear this summer.

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