pear shape swimsuits

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Pear Shape
The Fix: Look for suits that are bright on top and dark on the bottom, retro-inspired one pieces that skim the hips, and deep V necklines that elongate the torso.

From left to right:

1. A black higher-cut bottom minimizes your lower half and elongates your legs. ($100,

2. Flowy fabric provides extra hip coverage. Available in sizes 4 to 16 and 16W to 22W. (Lauren Ralph Lauren, $114;

3. Ruffles and a plunging neckline draw the eye upward. (Zinke, $126;