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Middle Management
Q: I want to camouflage my stomach area. What sorts of swimsuits are my best bet?

A. Lots of women have the same question, and here's what I tell them to look for: dark colors; built-in inner mesh for tummy control; and ruching, ruching, ruching. These three suits fit the bill:

Clockwise, from top left:

1. Vertical detailing elongates, and strong Lycra holds you in.
Bleu/Rod Beattie, $113, Dillard's; 800-345-5273

2. Navy side panels are visually slimming.
$118; anntaylor.com

3. A wrap design makes you look ten pounds thinner.
La Blanca, $113; amazon.com