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5 Splashy Swimwear Styles

Dive into the season’s hottest local swimwear and make waves in a sea of new fashion!

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Karla Colletto Wrapping Criss Cross One-Piece at Sylene, $347

1. Strappy Cut-Outs

Cut-outs provide a little more skin to tan this summer. String and lace are being added to lessen these openings, but this trend comes in all shapes, sizes and locations. Billabong Tan Lines Strappy Halter & Cut Out Hipster Bikini, $97.50, South Moon Under, 100 American Way, 301.567.0511

2. One-Pieces

One-piece suits are all the rage this year, suited with stylish patterns and fabrics. These pieces provide more coverage than your average bikini, offering your best beach bod every pool day without sacrificing style. Karla Colletto Wrapping Criss Cross One-Piece, $347, Sylene Washington, 4407 S. Park Ave., 301.654.4200

3. Sun-Safe Styles

Wrinkles are never in style, so swimwear with UV protection is setting fire to men’s trunks. These boardshorts offer long protection with 40+ to 50+ UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) coverage. Men's Printed Wavefarer Board Shorts, $69, Patagonia, 1048 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202.333.1776

4. Bra Tops

With more support and pops of color, bra tops are becoming the staple swimwear item this summer. A comfortable and secure fit is easy without the clasps or ties of the typical bikini. Becca by Rebecca Virtue Lotus Twist High Neck Bra Top, $74, Everything But Water, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, Md., 301.365.0954

5. Mesh

Mesh has created the ultimate sexy sheen to swimwear this season. Cover up and accentuate your curves in this futuristic and feminine fashion. OYE Swimwear Bane Geo-Mesh One-Piece Swimsuit, $350, Cusp, 3030 M St. NW, 202.625.0893