The myth: Athletic body types should choose suits with ruffles and patterns for a feminine look.
The reality: There's no need to force yourself into frills. "You can wear a sleek suit—just look for curve-enhancing details like cutouts and seaming," says O's creative director Adam Glassman.
Beach Belle, $48; SwimsuitsForAll.com
Patricia Brett talks about creating flattering swimwear for women who have had mastectomies in the August issue of O.
Suits get bold with stripes, chevrons, and all things geometric.
Here are the styles guaranteed to make you look ten pounds thinner, the best suits under $50 and inspiring makeovers.
This year's swimsuits take their cues from the best, most wearable runway trends.