How to Choose the Best Bathing Suit for Your Body
If You Want To: Flatter a Long Torso
Tankinis also work best here. What you'll want to consider is a tight, form-fitting top with lots of ruches and gathered fabric. Ruffles for these suits should be minimal and really only appear along the trim, with contrast between the bust and abdominal sections. For most all suits, you'll want to go with a halter top to accentuate that hourglass shape.
You May Like: Victoria's Secret Wireless Push-Up Halter Tankini Top
Cost: $48, Top; $28, Bottom
About the Suit: This tankini provides a slinky shape with a variety of carefree prints for gals in their 20s through 40s. Choose from sporting blue dots or pistachio and aqua animal prints to royal blue or black solids. This suit ties at the neck and has a high back. The best part - it comes in 23" for regular torsos, and of course, 24" for long torsos. Pair with the scoop bottom.
If You Want To: Minimize Your Midsection
To even out a problematic tummy, the key is actually in the bottoms you choose. Look for banded hipster bottoms (think yoga pants, with the fun thick band of color that folds over your hips). That band of color draws the attention down to your hips, instead of your abdominals. High-waisted bottoms also work. To make sure they fit at the waist, they'll need to completely cover your hip bones. High-waisted bottoms pair best with a tankini top, bandeau style. Or if you're feeling daring, go for a banded halter.