Your Personal Swimsuit Guide
Summer is here, but do not fear: From the sexiest one-pieces, to fun tankinis, to flattering (it’s true!) bikinis, we show you the cutest suits for every body type -- and how to rock your swimsuit with confidence.
Boyish Body: Look for suits with lots of embellishments, like ruffles and bold stripes that give the appearance of curves.
Old Navy’s ruffled bandeau top and bikini bottoms, in colors such as green and peach, are a great option. The tiered top makes your boobs look muy bigger, and the ruffled bottom adds hips to slim silhouettes.
Bigger on Bottom: It’s all about balancing your proportions. Remember that what the eye finds most pleasing is symmetry. To do this, you want to draw attention up top, minimize your culo, and show off (or create the appearance of) long legs. Bikinis or one-pieces with eye-catching tops and darker bottoms are winning combos for you, as they draw the attention away from the hips and create the illusion of more even proportions.
Victoria’s Secret Firm Control Plunge-front Halter One-piece has the double whammy of gorgeous color and a padded top to bring all eyes up, while the black bottoms shrink your bum!
Thick Waist: Don’t worry, mama, if you don't have six-pack abs. (Who does anyway?) To whittle that waist, look for suits that have diagonal lines or vibrant patterns around your waist, which draw in your midsection.
The Chic Trim Bandeau one-piece from Spanx elongates and slims the silhouette. Plus, it has an awesome shaping mesh liner that sucks you in -- and still allows you to breathe!