The Swimsuits That Will Highlight Your Favorite Feature, Guaranteed

"We use the word flattering a lot, but what does it mean?"—a wonderful story written by one of my fellow editors on why it's about time to start redefining this now exhausted and misused term. The reason? Up until now, we have been using this word in reference to manipulating what you wear to hide areas of your body you might not be proud of. Now there is nothing wrong with exercising that practice, but are we going to sit here and preach how to look like your skinniest self? No, we are absolutely not.

As we excitedly prep for the summer months ahead, instead of telling you that "these are the most flattering swimsuits for your body type" (which we have done in the past) and then go on to categorize your one-of-a-kind shape into five fruit-shaped boxes, we are going to take a turn and show you the swimsuits you should be buying based on the part of your body you love the most—no matter what your shape is. Obsessed with your waist? There's a swimsuit for that. Want to show off your backside? There's a swimsuit for that too. This summer, we want you to be able to put on a swimsuit that makes you feel like your best self, not the self the world tells you to be.

Ahead we've shopped out adorable swimsuits that flaunt your arms and shoulders, legs, backside, waist, and chest. To get a pulse on the best ways to highlight these areas of your body, we tapped our community and asked them what they wear when they want to accentuate their favorite body parts and why. Ready to shop according to expertise from real women? It's honestly refreshing.

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