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Swimsuit trends for summer 2014
After a particularly dreary winter, the warm weather has finally arrived, and with it come the prospect of beach and pool days a plenty.
Get ready for summer with some of the season's hottest styles, sure to make waves in and out of the water.
Trend #1: Peek-a-boo
Get playful and sexy with cut-out detailing. Bare as little (or as much) as your comfort zone allows, as this season's cut-outs range from ultra-daring to subtly sultry.
Trend #2: Sporty and stylish
You don't have to be a surfer or beach volleyball pro to rock one of summer's hot athletic-inspired styles. Everything from zipper detailing to fashion-forward rashguards are the rage.
Trend #3: Color theory
A solid swimsuit is always a must-have, but if your go-to is black, try something bold and equally sophisticated this summer: A suit in a rich, saturated hue like fuchsia or royal blue.
Trend #4: Go graphic
Stand out on the sand in a geometric or graphic-print suit. These prints are edgy, cool and flattering, so get ready for some major stares -- and compliments.
Mara Hoffman lace-up one-piece, $236; at marahoffman.com (Credit: Mara Hoffman)
6 Shore Road one-piece, $138; at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000 (Credit: 6 Shore Road)
Vitamin A bikini top, $88 (Credit: Vitamin A)
Vitamin A bikini bottom, $75; at southbeachswimsuits.com (Credit: Vitamin A)
Zimmermann bikini, $280; at Zimmermann, 55 Mercer St., 212-226-6440 (Credit: Zimmermann)
Sporty and stylish #1
J.Crew rashguard, $54, and hipster bottom, $44; at jcrew.com (Credit: J.Crew)
Sporty and stylish #2
Cynthia Rowley rashguard, $195; at Cynthia Rowley, 376 Bleecker St., 212-242-3803 (Credit: Cynthia Rowley)
Sporty and stylish #3
Nautica bikini top, $71, and bottom, $51; at Lord & Taylor, 424 Fifth Ave., 212-391-3344 (Credit: Nautica)
Sporty and stylish #4
Lisa Marie Fernandez scuba bodysuit, $395; at Intermix stores (Credit: Intermix)
Color theory #1
Profile by Gottex swimdress, $128; at Everything But Water, 1060 Madison Ave., 212-249-4052 (Credit: Everything But Water)
Color theory #2
OndadeMar monokini, $194; at ondademar.com (Credit: OndadeMar)
Color theory #3
Xhilaration bikini top, $14.99, and bottom, $14.99; at Target stores (Credit: Target)
Go graphic #1
Old Navy one-piece, $32.24; at Old Navy stores (Credit: Old Navy)
Go graphic #2
Maaji Swimwear top (Credit: Maaji)
Maaji Swimwear bottom, $132.50 for the set; at Pesca Boutique, 244 E. 60th St., 212-980-1901 (Credit: Maaji)
Go graphic #3
BECCA by Rebecca Virtue halter top (avail. in D cup), $68, and bottom, $54; at Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Ave., 212-705-2000 (Credit: Bloomingdale's)
Go graphic #4
Ted Baker bikini top (with removable strap), $65 (Credit: Ted Baker)
Ted Baker bikini bottom, $55; both at Ted Baker, 595 Fifth Ave., 212-317-1514 (Credit: Ted Baker)