May 17, 2007
Outside Magazine
womens swimsuits

1. OAKLEY SWELL TOP AND MYSTO SHORT » Protect yourself from sun, sand, or your board's wax with this full-coverage suit. Wear it windsurfing, under your paddling gear, or any time you need extra protection on the water. $72; oakley.com

2. SPEEDO AXCELERATE SCOOP NECK AND HIPSTER » This isn't your old swim-team suit: It's a fully lined, nylon/spandex racerback two-piece. And because you can buy tops and bottoms separately, it'll fit better than your old suit, too. $94; speedousa.com

3. WATER GIRL BY PATAGONIA MOROCCO BOUCAU HALTER TOP AND SUNAMEE BOTTOMS » Introducing the ultimate sport-friendly bikini, with a supportive elastic band under the bust and nonskimpy bottoms. $72; patagonia.com

4. BILLABONG KENNELLY » This low-back one-piece with a bikini-style top is perfect for days when you don't want to burn—or bare—your belly. $70; billabong.com

5. LIQUID MOUNTAIN AQUALUSCIOUS HALTER TWO-PIECE » Three different adjustment clasps allow you to achieve the perfect fit. And, just in case, the stretchy fabric blocks 99 percent of all UV rays. $76; liquidmountain.com

6. ROXY SOUL DAISY BRA AND HIPSTER BRIEF » Don't be fooled by the string-bikini top and low-rise bottoms. Thanks to a snug fit and secure back clasp, the suit stays put whether you're swimming or playing Frisbee. $76; roxy.com

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