If you’re a bikini girl, try a top with fuller coverage (or ruffles!) to even out your proportions, and a bottom with a foldover waist for a slimming effect. Avoid boy shorts and skirted bottoms.
Create the illusion of curves with ruffled or fringed tops and bottoms. Up top, try a padded number, and to accentuate hips, choose a bottom with ties or an embellishment that cinches at the side. Stay away from bandeau tops—it will only flatten what’s there.
Heavy On Top
Choose a suit with plenty of support. Forgo the tiny triangle tops and opt for a top with underwire for added lift or a flattering halter top. Bold patterns on top and bottom also draw the eye away from size to focus on style.
Choose a one-piece with flattering ruching on the sides or all over. Also, a bold print is a good way to draw attention away from your tummy—and the chance to sport a super-trendy style. Avoid bulky looks—they will only make your silhouette look bigger.