We all know our Summer Series isn’t complete without a post on the perfect swimming costume. So….
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Because it emphasizes the hips, a skirted suit is actually the worst thing for this body type. A suit like this one creates balance by drawing attention to the upper body. “The ruffle does a lot to detract from the weight of my hips,” says the model. With a one-piece, choose a solid color. With separates, go lighter on top and darker on the bottom.
Soft, molded cups like the ones on this suit provide a noticeable boost. The halter neckline also makes the model’s shoulders seem wider, building up her top half. “I love that this gives me cleavage!” she says.
Color-blocking works, if it’s in the right places. Here the model gets the benefits of shapewear plus a little visual trickery: The dark part is strategically placed over her stomach, bringing the eye to the lighter areas and carving a new shape. “I feel contained,” she says. “I don’t just look good for my age, I look good.”
For a body that’s straight up and down, a one-piece can create an hourglass shape in a way no two-piece can. This strapless suit with a ruffled diagonal sash emphasizes chest and hips, creating a waist. It gives more curves.”
This Miraclesuit has Lycra to give more support. It drapes diagonally across the midsection, bisecting the body and plays up the waistline. The deep V-neck and dark color are also flattering. It’s a great look and it is comfortable.
This gives the model a lot of support without making her look dowdy. The built-in underwire is hidden so the top doesn’t resemble a bra; the dark band operates like an Empire waist to make the bust look smaller. The result: The model gets to keep some cleavage without looking over-the-top.