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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.

Peek-a-boo #1

Mara Hoffman lace-up one-piece, $236; at marahoffman.com
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Mara Hoffman lace-up one-piece, $236; at marahoffman.com

Peek-a-boo #2

6 Shore Road one-piece, $138; at Saks
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6 Shore Road one-piece, $138; at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000

Peek-a-boo #3

Vitamin A bikini top, $88
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Vitamin A bikini top, $88

Vitamin A bikini bottom, $75; at southbeachswimsuits.com
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Vitamin A bikini bottom, $75; at southbeachswimsuits.com

Peek-a-boo #4

Zimmermann bikini, $280; at Zimmermann, 55 Mercer St.,
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Zimmermann bikini, $280; at Zimmermann, 55 Mercer St., 212-226-6440

Sporty and stylish #1

J.Crew rashguard, $54, and hipster bottom, $44; at
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J.Crew rashguard, $54, and hipster bottom, $44; at jcrew.com

Sporty and stylish #2

Cynthia Rowley rashguard, $195; at Cynthia Rowley, 376
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Cynthia Rowley rashguard, $195; at Cynthia Rowley, 376 Bleecker St., 212-242-3803

Sporty and stylish #3

Nautica bikini top, $71, and bottom, $51; at
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Nautica bikini top, $71, and bottom, $51; at Lord & Taylor, 424 Fifth Ave., 212-391-3344

Sporty and stylish #4

Lisa Marie Fernandez scuba bodysuit, $395; at Intermix
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Lisa Marie Fernandez scuba bodysuit, $395; at Intermix stores

Color theory #1

Profile by Gottex swimdress, $128; at Everything But
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Profile by Gottex swimdress, $128; at Everything But Water, 1060 Madison Ave., 212-249-4052

Color theory #2

OndadeMar monokini, $194; at ondademar.com
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OndadeMar monokini, $194; at ondademar.com

Color theory #3

Xhilaration bikini top, $14.99, and bottom, $14.99; at
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Xhilaration bikini top, $14.99, and bottom, $14.99; at Target stores

Go graphic #1

Old Navy one-piece, $32.24; at Old Navy stores
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Old Navy one-piece, $32.24; at Old Navy stores

Go graphic #2

Maaji Swimwear top
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Maaji Swimwear top

Maaji Swimwear bottom, $132.50 for the set; at
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Maaji Swimwear bottom, $132.50 for the set; at Pesca Boutique, 244 E. 60th St., 212-980-1901

Go graphic #3

BECCA by Rebecca Virtue halter top (avail. in
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BECCA by Rebecca Virtue halter top (avail. in D cup), $68, and bottom, $54; at Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Ave., 212-705-2000

Go graphic #4

Ted Baker bikini top (with removable strap), $65
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Ted Baker bikini top (with removable strap), $65

Ted Baker bikini bottom, $55; both at Ted
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Ted Baker bikini bottom, $55; both at Ted Baker, 595 Fifth Ave., 212-317-1514

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