Photo: Peter Rosa

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Birgit, 53 | Body Type: Small bust
Bathing Suit Drama: Birgit dreams of a suit that can enhance her shape—and it definitely isn't the before number pictured here. The poor fit makes her top half look small and, even worse, droopy.

Happy Ending: A structured maillot with push-up cups and flirty contrast piping carves out a perky bustline and creates the illusion of an hourglass shape. "It's simply perfect," she says. "I love the elegant design, and the colors and lines make me look curvy."

Red Carter, $179; NeimanMarcus.com