Surf’s Up! 20 Sporty (And Flattering!) Swimsuits for Summer

Laurel Pinson
Surf’s Up! 20 Sporty (And Flattering!) Swimsuits for Summer
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While summer may mean itty-bitty bikinis to some, this season has actually seen a marked return to a slick, sophisticated basics when it comes to swimwear—with a decidedly sporty twist.

Maybe it’s the trickle-down effect of several seasons where minimalist, more covered-up looks have dominated the runways (see: over-the-knee skirts and long-sleeve dresses), but the biggest trend in swimwear this summer is more chic than skin-baring. These sporty suits most closely resemble surf-ready wetsuits and athletic racing suits—meaning you’ll look good and you can afford to be active in the surf without risking losing your string bikini top.

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Look for options that zip up the front in eye-catching primary colors like red and yellow—high-neck silhouettes preferred. Feeling like you’d like even more protection? Opt for chic rash guard in a stripe or a cool color-block prints.

Click through the gallery above to see 20 sporty—and super-flattering!—swimsuits for summer, from names like Cynthia Rowley, DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Lisa Marie Fernandez, and more.

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Cynthia Rowley color-block wetsuit, $210 at J.Crew

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Clover Canyon two-piece, $185 at Clover Canyon

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"Good Sport" one-piece, $89 at Hurley

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ASOS color-block swimsuit, $57.16 at Asos

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Body Glove neoprene one-piece, $152 at Diane's Beach Wear

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Flagpole "Joellen" one-piece, $408 at Flagpole Swim

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Marc Jacobs scuba zip-front maillot, $358 at Marc Jacobs

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Tommy Hilfiger "Palm Springs" scuba one-piece, $161.96 at Asos

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Filles a Papa printed swimsuit, $230 at Net-a-Porter

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DKNY logo high-neck one-piece, $116 at DKNY

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Free People long-sleeve one-piece, $148 at Free People

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Lisa Marie Fernandez front-zip swimsuit, $350 at Barneys New York

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Sunseeker one-piece, $125.76 as Asos

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"Martinique" tank suit, $80 at Ralph Lauren

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Skye & Staghorn "Maddie" one-piece suit, $211 at Urban Outfitters

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Pret-a-Surf striped rash guard, $225 at J.Crew

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DKNY high-neck one-piece, $116 at Bloomingdales

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Seafolly "Oasis" maillot, $169.58 at Asos

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Mouille midriff swimsuit, $181.01 at Asos

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Michi bodysuit, $325 at Shopbop

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