Let’s face it: the old bikini (and the monokini, and tankini, and itsy bitsy string bikini) have given us a good ride and a hefty dose of body scrutiny the past few years, but we’d like to try something new. Thank you to Victoria’s Secret for introducing the natural-looking, maybe even somewhat comfortable push-up bikini before everyone else saw the trend and added floaties to the cups (have you seen those?!), making it near impossible to find a swimsuit top today that doesn’t also suffice as a life vest (practical, perhaps, when the Titanic went down but unnatural and…unflattering.)

Of course, I love a two-piece with personality and as a girl that shamelessly tends to collect bikini tops on sale even when there’s no coordinating bottom to be found, I have to move on this summer. Thankfully, Phoenix retailer Exquisite Swimwear has heard our cry for sexy, curve-enhancing/curve-creating mono swimsuits and are dishing out some of the best we’ve seen in years. Forgive us for the cliche, but these aren’t your mother’s bathing suits.

Click through the slideshow to see our top choices – and click each suit you like to visit Exquisite Swimwear:

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