Black is boring. Switch to something more unexpected, like a suit in a flattering shade of taupe or olive.
Fringe adds just the right amount of flair. The halter-style neck lets you find the perfect fit and the deep plum color is ultra-flattering for a variety of skin tones.
Mossimo fringe halter one-piece swimsuit, $39.99 at Target
If you’re afraid of patterns, dip your toe into the polka dots pool. This double-duty suit is reversible, with modest stripes on the other side. Brilliant.
Becca by Rebecca Virtue Nightingale reversible high-leg cut-out one-piece swimsuit, $124 at Body Double Swimwear, 537-1444
You definitely won’t have to worry about tan lines in this flirty, frilly one-piece.
Trina Turk off-the-shoulder ruffle one-piece, $130 at South Moon Under, 300 Christiana Mall, Newark, 894-1012; 120 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3806