Here’s your cheat sheet for finding the right suit for you — and at a price that feels nice. In addition to this post, you should also check out our guide to Summer 2007 Swimwear Trends for great cuts and prints to flatter every figure.
Bring Eyes Up Off Heavy Hips: A darker colored bottom helps shrink a big bum, while a lighter color on top brings eyes upward and gives the illusion of a bigger chest. Mix and match your favorite colors with Old Navy’s swim separates starting at $12.50. Tip: the padded Halter Tops are great for boosting a tiny bust.
A Tankini Balances Long Torsos: We like this pink and chocolate Jewelled tankini top with a matching tie-side bikini bottom available at Figleaves.com. Tip: the busy all-over pattern helps slim from shoulders to hips by distracting the eye away from flaws.
Keyhole Bandeaus Boost Little Busts: Straight-across bandeaus can flatten and squish small busts, but a keyhole that adds volume with a supportive halter-tie can actually give them a boost. We like this Merona Striped Bandeau Top from Target. Tip: the horizontal stripes help add curves to boyish figures.
Get Slim All Over: This Miracle Suit Side-Ruched One-Piece is flattering on nearly every figure. The ruching helps define your waist, while the dark hue whittles the body all over. Tip: For wider hips, choose a plunging Halter One-Piece instead. It will create the look of wider shoulders and a narrower bottom while adding a splash of seductive appeal.