Dos and Don'ts of Swimwear

Stomach Area
Do pick either a high-waisted bikini or a one-piece that will pull you in. Don't pick a low-rise bikini!

Lower Back Area 
To avoid the dreaded muffin top, do pick a suit that doesn't cut straight across the lower back—there are a lot of suits out there right now that have interesting cut outs, or choose a suit that comes up a little higher, closer to the waist. Don't pick a low-rise suit—this will only make the problem worse.

Big Bust
Do choose a suit with adequate support. Don't pick a tiny weeny triangle string bikini.

Small Bust
Do choose a halter or bandeau top, something with gathers will enhance your natural bustline.

No Waist
Do choose a suit with a defined waist, either a one-piece or two-piece, but make sure it has a defined waist, preferably with a belt in a contrasting color. Don't choose an empire waist or low-cut bikini—it will emphasize your nonexistent waist.

Short Legs or Torso
Do choose a suit with a high-cut leg, the higher the better. No boy shorts for you!

No Butt
Do a suit with either a full skirt or gathers in the rear; don't choose a boy short.

Big Butt
Do choose a suit with lower-cut legs, boy shorts or a smooth A-line skirt. Don't choose a high-cut bottom.

Wide Hips
Do wear a high-cut leg with a high waist if you want to show your legs. Or, you can always go for an A-line skirt.

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