Don't think you can wear a two-piece? Tankinis offer the freedom of a bikini and are ideal if you're self-conscious about your midsection.

Essence.com
Dec, 16, 2009

WAIST MANAGEMENT

Don't think you can wear a two-piece? Tankinis offer the freedom of a bikini and are ideal if you're self-conscious about your midsection.

• Also consider swimsuits with a tummy-control panel; it's like a built-in girdle.

• Look for suits with ruching at the tummy, a small detail that provides substantial camouflage.

• Don't forget about cover-ups. Tunics, sarongs and even swim shorts are stylish ways to mask your middle.

Polyamide-blend sequined halterkini top, $106, with matching brief, $66, both by Hermanny by Vix.

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