How to Choose the Best Bathing Suit for Your Body
Cost: $52, Bottoms; $72, Top
About the Suit: This bottom has the classic full coverage scooped shape with a swanky little skirt that makes it pop. The bottoms rest just above the hips, and the ruched fabric draws the eye away from the abs. Mix and match the top to achieve your favorite custom bikini. We recommend the absolutely adorable Butterfly One-shoulder Bandeau Top. A strip of fabric hugs the right shoulder, and is offset with a butterfly clasp. Between the skirt and the butterfly, all the attention will be on your shoulders and hips, not your midsection.
Whatever your body type, there's something out there to make you feel swim-ready and fabulous. For this season, keep in mind a few trends, from bold and colorful to soft and feminine. To keep any eye on your suit and away from your trouble spots, consider adornments such as stones and clasps. These are most popular in the mid-point of the bust and on the shoulder.
If your tastes are a little more adventurous, you could venture out to animal prints, which are all the rage - unconventional prints like chameleon and snakeskin say you're ready for fun, and most importantly, that you're proud of your bathing suit body, no matter your shape.