The myth: A classic midrise bikini is most flattering for plus sizes.
The reality: "Bikini bottoms with side strings are your friend," says Glassman. "You can easily adjust these to avoid unsightly lumps and bumps."
Kate Spade top, $188, and bottom, $168; KateSpade.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.