Summer's Hottest Swimsuits for 2012

Sporty...Flirty...Fun! These hot new resort-wear picks score on all counts.

Classic Solids One-Piece

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Classic Solids One-Piece

A standard one-piece with a nautical vibe, this suit is perfect for lounging or scouring the beach for pretty shells.

Buy it: Nautica Classic Solids One-Piece, $89; swimspot.com.

Monaco Triangle Top and Jill Bottom in Apricot

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Monaco Triangle Top and Jill Bottom in Apricot

Your basic bikini gets a boost with fun gold link details and the perfect peachy summer shade that looks good on every skin tone.

Buy it: L*SPACE Monaco Triangle Top and Jill Bottom in Apricot, $71 each; instyleswimwear.com.

Sophia Boyleg Maillot in Indigo

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Sophia Boyleg Maillot in Indigo

Get the best of both worlds! The gingham pattern gives off a retro-sporty vibe, but the ruching and bows still keep it girly. Add a pair of denim cut-offs to instantly take this look from sea to shore.

Buy it: Seafolly Sophia Boyleg Maillot in Indigo, $152; swimwearboutique.com.

Riviera Stripe Goddess One-Piece

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Riviera Stripe Goddess One-Piece

Catch the eye of every sailor out there with this nautical-themed one-piece.

Buy it: Riviera Stripe Goddess One-Piece, $144; everythingbutwater.com.

Choc Bay Bandeau and Long Beach Bikini Bottom

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Choc Bay Bandeau and Long Beach Bikini Bottom

Looking pulled together at the beach is a cinch with this multi-striped Milly bikini.

Buy it: Milly Choc Bay Bandeau and Long Beach Bikini Bottom, $100 (top), $93 (bottom); millyny.com.

Color-Blocked One-Piece with Removable Strap in Magenta/Neon Coral

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Color-Blocked One-Piece with Removable Strap in Magenta/Neon Coral

We've found the easiest way to rock this season's hottest trend—color-blocking—with ease. This suit packs a hidden tummy-toner that will keep you looking lean.

Buy it: Color-Blocked One-Piece with Removable Strap in Magenta/Neon Coral, $108; echodesign.com.

Lace-Up X-Back One-Piece in Sailor Stripe

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Lace-Up X-Back One-Piece in Sailor Stripe

In addition to its nautical, preppy vibe, the lace-up detail lets you control how much skin you show.

Buy it: Anne Cole Signature Lace-Up X-Back One-Piece in Sailor Stripe, $96; bonton.com

Deco Palms Halter and Hipster

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Deco Palms Halter and Hipster

The bright, fun pattern makes this suit the perfect choice for that pool-side luau. Pair it with a floppy hat and some neutral wedges and you're ready to party.

Buy it: Trina Turk Deco Palms Halter and Hipster, $96 (top), $80 (bottom); trinaturk.com

Sherbet Seersucker Bikini Top and Bottom

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Sherbet Seersucker Bikini Top and Bottom

Channel your inner pin-up girl with this mint-green suit that just exudes girly vibes.

Buy it: Lisa Curran Sherbet Seersucker Bikini Top and Bottom, $108 (top), $108 (bottom); anthropologie.com

Polynesian Paradise Seductress One-Piece

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Polynesian Paradise Seductress One-Piece

Whether you're on a tropical island or lounging at the local pool, the graphic print on this suit will make you feel like you're in an exotic locale. As a bonus, the rouching on the front offers a slimming effect.

Buy it: Nanette Lepore Polynesian Paradise Seductress One-Piece, $144; nanettelepore.com

Sorrento Boyleg Maillot

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Sorrento Boyleg Maillot

The pattern simultaneously elongates and slims your torso, while the boyleg bottom keeps you covered.

Buy it: Seafolly Sorrento Boyleg Maillot, $145; swimwearboutique.com

Sliding Halter Top and Hipster Bottom in Peacock-Multi

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Sliding Halter Top and Hipster Bottom in Peacock-Multi

If the intricate beading isn't enough to make someone do a double-take, the brilliantly colored print certainly will.

Buy it: Hermanny Sliding Halter Top and Hipster Bottom in Peacock-Multi, $87 (top), $71 (bottom); everythingbutwater.com

Lucy One-Piece in Nirvana Neon

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Lucy One-Piece in Nirvana Neon

You don't want to add too many accessories that will take away from this suit's super cute flowery pattern. Add a few gold bangles and you're ready to hit the beach.

Buy it: Tori Praver Lucy One-Piece in Nirvana Neon, $145; instyleswimwear.com

Kenya Bandeau Bikini and Hipster Bottoms

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Kenya Bandeau Bikini and Hipster Bottoms

Surround yourself with earth tones in this bandeau suit. The bottoms provide full coverage and the fold-over design guarantees no slip-ups.

Buy it: Vix Hermanny Kenya Bandeau Bikini and Hipster Bottoms, $134; pescaboutique.com

Navy and Lime Striped Tankini

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Navy and Lime Striped Tankini

Make waves in this super-comfortable tankini suit from Splendid. A removable neckstrap and string ties on the top and bottom make it easy to customize your fit.

Buy it: Splendid Navy and Lime Striped Tankini; splendid.com for retailers.

Vineyard Vines Green Cross Hatch Bikini

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Vineyard Vines Green Cross Hatch Bikini

The vineyard vines have only been making swimwear for few short months, and we have to say that we love their perfectly preppy collection! Take this key lime cross hatch detailed bikini for instance: a cute pattern and a summery bright color? We'll take one in every color, please.

vineyard vinces Green Cross Hatch Bikini; vineyardvines.com for retailers.

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