Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

POLKA DOTS

It's not itsy-bitsy, it's not yellow and it's not a true bikini, but we still think Reese Witherspoon's spotted two-piece is worth singing about. She makes the flirty pattern feel sexy and sophisticated with the navy shade and hot sweetheart-style top.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

SCALLOP TRIM

Not to be confused with ruching (see: Nina Dobrev), Selena Gomez's printed Vix bikini features the curve-flattering rippled trim that's been all over the beaches this year.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

FRUIT PRINT

The cherry on top of the sundae that is Taylor Swift's sweet retro bikini: literal cherries, which are way more unexpected and playful than florals.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

FLAGS

Show pride in your country with a patriotic suit like Kendall Jenner's all-American tiny two-piece or Maria Menounos's blue-and-white Greek bikini.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

LITERAL ANIMAL PRINTS

We're not talking zebra stripes or leopard spots. Paris Hilton's galloping horse-emblazoned bandeau top and matching bottoms are everything a hipster (or socialite?) would want in swimwear.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

MIX-AND-MATCH

We already know that Jessica Alba's street style is spot-on. Turns out, her sand style is too. Case in point: This bikini made up of a purple Milk the Goat bandeau and zig-zag bottoms. We plan to replicate the look by combining tops and bottoms from different sets we already own.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

NEOPRENE

Leather is so hot right now, but wearing leather on the beach would be literally so hot right now. Which is why a wetsuit-material bikini like Miley Cyrus's Lisa Marie Fernandez two-piece (which looks leather, but is way cooler comfier) is a great and on-trend option.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

WHITE-ON-WHITE

You might want to spend some QT with your self-tanner before whipping out a suit like Kate Upton's. Oh, and do yourself a favor: Make sure it's lined before hitting the water.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

PLUNGING ONE-PIECES

Miranda Kerr wore this low-cut Mara Hoffman bathing suit at a photo shoot, and if you wear this sexy little number, expect a lot of people to want to take your photo as well.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

TASSEL TRIM

This detail may seem minor, but tassel ties (like the ones on Rachel Bilson's M Missoni swimsuit) make a basic bikini look instantly more expensive and luxe.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

METALLIC

Sequins: Not just for the club anymore. Julianne Hough sparkles in the surf wearing an allover-paillette silver string bikini that's fancier than a lot of the date night dresses we own.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

SPIDERWEB

A basic black one-piece gets a dose of sexy thanks to the crisscross design at the décolletage of Kourtney Kardashian's bathing suit, which reminds us a bit of dresses spotted on the red carpet.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

TRIBAL PRINT

Notice something different about Ashley Tisdale's Tallow bikini? The top and bottom both feature a geometric pattern, but they don't match – the colors aren't even the same. And that only adds to the laid-back cool appeal.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

RUCHING

It's no wonder Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough both wore this Maya Swimwear two-piece on vacation. The bold floral print is so pretty and the ruffled hem on the bottoms makes the bikini even flirtier.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

FRINGE

There's something so boho about Audrina Patridge's L*Space bandeau, but the best part might be that you can practice your braiding skills on it.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

NAUTICAL STRIPES

Ahoy, Kristin Cavallari! The star, in a Mikoh Swimwear bikini, goes for a classic print but shakes things up by picking a bandeau top with a U-shaped wire at the center, which gives the illusion of a plunging neckline.

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Stars in Suits: The Hottest Swimwear of the Summer

RETRO

If you're invited to a coed pool party, forgo this throwback high-waist style (unless you want to hear the phrase "granny panties" all afternoon), but if you're going on a girls-only beach trip, by all means slip into the Prism bikini Ashley Greene boldly wore in nude.

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