Bathing Suit Shopping 101

Suiting up for summer doesn't have to equal countless hours of stress. Consider this your beach season survival guide for securing a swimsuit with the most figure-flattering potential.


Not for the faint of heart, the classic bikini is a surefire way to turn heads. For a little extra coverage opt for a two-piece with a thicker band beneath the bust line and bottoms that skim the midsection.

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One-Piece One-Piece

A sleek silhouette smoothes and contours the figure: If you're more well-endowed, choose a suit with a bra-style top and minimal embellishment.

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Plus Size One-Piece Plus Size One-Piece

The right proportions are key: Create the illusion of leaner, longer legs with a higher cut while drawing the eye upward with a super-sexy plunging neckline.

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Plus Size Two-Piece Plus Size Two-Piece

Here, fit is of the essence and these curve-friendly suits wield unparalleled cinching power to taper in a more ample midsection. Try solid bottoms to downplay the hips.

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Cutout Cutout

Strategically placed cutouts add curves to a more athletic physique.

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Channel your inner bombshell while concealing the ever-troubling tummy area. That's a definite win-win in our book!

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Tankini Tankini

The answer to trimming inches off your waistline lies in ruching and textured fabric – design elements that slim and contour, without adding bulk.

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Bandeau Bandeau

To play up your chest, choose a vibrant pattern or a suit with playful ruffles to crete a little extra volume. Plus, most come with removable straps – essential for avoiding unsightly tan lines.

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Athletic Athletic

For beach bunnies intent on hitting the waves in addition to catching some rays, these sporty styles stay put and offer maximum support where it's needed most.

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