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17 Cute Sporty Swimsuits to Rock on the Beach This Summer

You don’t have to flaunt a barely-there bikini to make a statement on the beach—and if you’re the adventurous, active type, you probably don’t want to. Here, we rounded up the best alternatives: 17 sporty swimsuits that’ll hold you in and look stylish, whether you’re surfing the waves or reclining under an umbrella with a margarita in hand.

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Seafolly Textured One Piece Swimsuit

Australian beach brand Seafolly is known for its activity-friendly yet stylish suits. While this one has a more conservative high rise in the front to prevent slippage, it offers some surprise with a low scoop in the back (along with thick straps for extra hold).

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Summersalt The Deep Dive One Piece Swimsuit

Summersalt swimwear checks all our boxes: the suits provide built-in soft cups and butt coverage, they're made with recycled materials, and they offer a 50+ UPF (that's ultraviolet protection factor). Plus, they come in lots of color combinations and solids, so you're sure to find one you love.

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Seea Lido One Piece Swimsuit

Made out of lightweight neoprene, this one-piece from surfwear brand Seea is made for the waves (but looks just as elegant seaside).

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Seafolly La Luna High Waisted Bikini

If you'd rather rock a two-piece but still want to move around without worry, try La Luna from Seafolly. The bottoms offer full coverage, and the top stays put with thick straps and a textured stretch fabric.

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Camp Cove Lena Twist Bikini Top and Katie High-Waisted Bikini Briefs

Camp Cove's Lena Twist Bikini Top is fully lined and easily fastened with a tie in the back (much better than clasps that can easily snap apart), while the matching Katie High-Waisted Bikini Briefs boast high-cut leg openings and a full-coverage bum.

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Lively The Busty Bralette Bikini Top

Made just for D cups and beyond, Lively's Busty Bralette bikini top offers extra support to those who need it. P.S. to the smaller-chested ladies, they make the same style in their standard sizing, too.

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Tory Burch Palma One Piece Swimsuit

A full-coverage suit doesn't have to be boring! We love the flirty cutout and knot detail at the front and center of this one-piece by Tory Burch.

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Anthropologie One-Shoulder Bikini Top

Off-the-shoulder suits can be totally impractical for enjoying beach time (you can't spike that volleyball or dive head first without full arm flexibility!), but one-shoulder tops offer more range. This pick from Anthropologie has a form-fitting fabric and silhouette, so it'll stay on your body no matter how active you are. We love the matching bottoms, too.

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Marysia Reversible Scalloped Over The Shoulder One Piece Swimsuit

Get two for the price of one with this reversible swimsuit from Marysia. One side's gingham, one side's solid, and both sides are totally comfy and cute.

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Lacausa Sporty Tie Top and High Rise Brief

Lacausa's thin-tie bikini top provides support through criss-cross back straps—just double knot, and you'll be secure all day. Pair with the high rise brief to complete the look.

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Reformation Malibu Bikini Top and Mandalay Bikini Bottoms

The shelf bra cut of Reformation's Malibu Bikini Top is perfect for athletic types, and the high-waisted Mandalay bottoms ensure you're all held in. The pieces come in several colors and patterns, but we favor the Feline print for a playful look.

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Heidi Klein Carlisle Bay Lace-up Ribbed One Piece Swimsuit

For a nautical-inspired style, we like Heidi Klein's navy one-piece with white rope detailing in the back. Its sculpting ribbed fabric keeps everything tight and fuss-free.

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Adriana Degreas Printed Ruched One Piece Swimsuit

Want a retro look? This ruched one-piece gives off major '50s vibes while still playing with modern prints and bright colors.

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Sweaty Betty Carve One Piece Swimsuit

You can count on London brand Sweaty Betty to deliver the perfect lap suit. Though it's made with a supportive technical fabric, it somehow manages to look totally luxe.

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Les Girls Les Boys Track Drawstring Bikini

Want to take athleisure to the next level? This track-inspired drawstring bikini is the suit for you.

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Monki Sporty One Piece Swimsuit

Keep all eyes on you as you run around the beach in this bright orange, scoop-back one-piece.

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Miraclesuit Network Jena One Piece Swimsuit

The one-of-a-kind Miraclesuit promises to provide a slimming, smoothing effect on the body with its angled and ruched paneling. It doesn't hurt that black one-pieces are super on-trend!

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