Sexy cutouts create instant curves. High-on-the-thigh suits also give this body type the illusion of an hourglass figure.

• Decorative bikini tops will make your bosom appear fuller. Bikinis in general are great for this body type.

• Avoid one-piece suits in solid colors or those with vertical stripes. These can make you look even leaner.

• Opt for Brazilian-cut bottoms or those with string-tie sides, suggests Linda Becker, undergarment fit expert. They give instant curves.

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