Skirted bottom swimsuits are perfect for those with pear—smaller on top, bigger on the bottom—shapes.

• Try a plunging V-neck or sweetheart neckline, which makes your body appear to be more proportioned.

• Trick the eye by pairing a lighter-color top with a darker solid bottom, suggests Barri Littlejohn, celebrity fashion stylist.

• “Shop for a mid-to-high-cut brief rather than a low-cut leg or boy short,” advises Becker.

Lycra 1950’s-style halter one-piece, $80, by Lands’ End. Wooden beaded necklace by Bangles (from top), Gara Danielle, Wendy Mink Jewelry, Big Baby Inc. For details, see Where to Buy.