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Get the Look! The Latest Star Bikini and Bathing Suit Trends

Swimsuit season is here, and with so many styles and hot trends to choose from, there's no need to stress about looking great when you hit the beach or pool this summer.

This season you’ll see plenty of one-pieces, crochet, mesh, sheer panels, cutouts, fringe, crop tops, high waists, sporty styles and more. There’s a flattering style for every body type! Whether it’s a paparazzi shot or an Instagram selfie, celebrities have been spotted in this season’s hottest swimsuit styles – and we’ve rounded up a few swimsuit trends favored by the stars:

High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms

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If you don't have J.Lo's abs (or even if you do!), the high-waisted bikini is a stylish and flattering option. Not only do they look cool and retro (Taylor Swift, anyone?), high-waisted bottoms offer some nice tummy coverage for those who don’t want to flaunt their midsections. Smoothing things out while looking like a 1950s pinup babe? We're sold.

For even more of a slimming effect, go for vertical stripes like Gigi Hadid’s high-waisted bikini. Want to spice things up? Try a suit with sheer panels or trendy cutouts like Kourtney Kardashian’s high-waisted cutout bikini that she wore during a recent vacation.

Shop the Look:

1. Vitamin A Ursula Triangle Top High-Waist Bikini (Top, $105 and Bottom, $99)
2. ASOS Utility Floral Print Cutout High-Waist Bikini (Top, $33 and Bottom, $33)

Plunging Neckline One-Pieces

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Va-va-voom! You don’t need a string bikini to show off a killer bod! One-pieces this season are just as sexy, especially ones with cleavage-baring necklines like Selena Gomez and Rumor Willis' sizzling hot swimwear. Jessica Simpson modeled a fringed version from her own clothing line.

Shop the Look:

1. Victoria’s Secret Halter One-Piece ($98.50)
2. American Apparel Maillot-V Swimsuit ($45)

Bathing Suits with Bold Prints and Lots of Cutouts

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Eye-popping colors! Exotic prints! Skin-baring cutouts! Celebrities of all shapes and sizes are rocking these attention-grabbing swimsuits. “Pretty Little Liars” star Shay Mitchell showed off her beach bum in this colorful number, while Mindy Kaling’s Instagram pic proved that curves and cutouts are a perfect combination, and everyone was swooning over that gorgeous Mara Hoffman one-piece (which Mindy declared “looks good on EVERYONE”).

The cutout details on the front, back or side of the suit add serious sexiness to the one-piece, and the bright, busy designs are distracting enough that no one will notice whatever “problem” area you’re self-conscious about! Try one of the options below and see why stars love these sexy suits!

Shop the Look:

1. Sanaa One Piece ($165)
2. Mara Hoffman Maristar Cutout Printed Swimsuit ($255) 

Sexy Black Bikinis

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Sometimes less is more, and celebs like Bethenny Frankel and Hilary Duff remind us that you just can't go wrong in a super sexy, tiny black bikini! Plus, a black bikini is timeless and will still look great when other trendy styles are out.

Shop the Look:

1. Marysia Swim Scalloped Antibes Bikini ($340)
2. Nasty Gal Alina Bikini (Top, $50, Bottom, $45)

By Karla Swanson 

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