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The Best Swimsuits for Boy Shapes

We've got top picks and shopping tips to make finding the perfect swimsuit for your body a cinch.

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"Help Me Look Curvier!"

While clothes generally look great on boy shapes, swimsuits are a different story. "They tend to highlight my boxy torso," Lauren Rodwell says. She settled on a skirted bikini, figuring that at least the style was feminine. Athletic builds like hers, though, benefit from showing more skin, not less. A sexy string bikini plays up her figure; a fun print keeps the look flirty. "I didn't think I could pull it off, but this suit softens my look," Lauren says. "It's also a lot more cheerful!"

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Athletic builds benefit from showing more skin, not less. A sexy string bikini plays up your figure; a fun print keeps the look flirty.
On Lauren: Gap Reversible Floral Triangle top, $37, and bottom, $35, gap.com

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Swimsuits for a Sexier Silhouette

Head directly to the string bikini section. Styles with more coverage will only accentuate your boxy build.

  • Raisins Sun Goddess Slide top, $40, and bottom, $38, raisins.com for stores

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Go Play

Choose a playful pattern. Stay away from drab solids, which further streamline your figure. A bright print perks up your look.

  • Roxy Surfari Tiki Tri top, $34, and bottom, $32, roxy.com

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Add Subtle Curves

Try a little padding upstairs. For subtle curves, there's nothing like molded padding, in particular, to round out your shape.

  • Old Navy Chevron Stripe top, $17, and bottom, $17, Old Navy stores

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Bold Prints

  • Nautica Porthole string bikini, $108, nautica.com

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Optical Illusions

Don't overlook a one-piece! The cut-out sides create a great curved line from your bust to your hips giving the illusion of an hourglass figure.

  • Ave Swimwear Calcada Monokini, $185, aveswimwear.com

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, May 2010.

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