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4 Must-Have Resort Swimsuits

As the resort season arrives, it’s time to get down to deciding which swim styles you’re going to take along with you on your tropical getaway. For a week-long retreat, you’ll need to have a staple of stellar looks to wear poolside and by the shore.

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The Showstopper

Start out with showstopper style as you acclimate yourself to luxurious rest and relaxation. Chances are you will be limiting sun exposure your first time out, so a showstopper look will take you from lounging in the sun to a drink in the shade with effortless style. Whether it’s a jewel-embellished suit, a deep-plunge bathing suit or a shimmering metallic print, start out your getaway in a showstopper suit.

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The Little Black Suit

A little black suit is always a smart choice for resort style. There’s something about a little black swimsuit that makes you feel confident and stylish, just like a favorite little black dress. When you are in full-vacation mode, the little black bathing suit will be your go-to look for an easy day on the water, whether it’s boating or floating.

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Coverage From The Sun

As your stay goes on and your skin has a beautiful golden glow, you may want to consider a swim style that covers so you don’t overdo it. Instead of missing out on pool time altogether, keep yourself under wraps with a full coverage suit. Rather than sacrifice your fun in the sun, be sure to have a surf/wetsuit-inspired swimsuit with sleeves and/or shoulder coverage.

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Two-Piece Style

On the flip side, if you tan easily and want to switch up a one-piece look, definitely go for two-piece style to even out tan lines and deepen your sun-kissed tone. There are flattering two-piece swimsuit looks in solids, prints and more that offer more versus less coverage and full support. Try these pieces by Swim Sense by Carmen Marc Valvo, designed exclusively for Boston Proper®: Square-Neck Tankini Top and High-Waisted Bikini Bottom with foldover design to adjust the rise to where it's comfortable for you; or try the Underwire Wrap Bikini Top and High-Waisted Skirted Bottom.

These styles will take you from resort season to summer season with every swim occasion covered. For these and more swim, cover-ups and getaway looks, shop Vacation styles at