To accentuate lush curves, look for suits with an ample amount of Lycra. And thick straps, tops with halter ties or racerbacks give better support to the bust. (Left) Torrid one-piece, $68, 866-867-7431. (Right) Toby Markulin for Figure Magic tuxedo swim dress, $90, The Avenue stores.


You can find cute suits with added support without having to completely cover up. Choose those with underwire, a built-in bra and substantial shoulder straps. You can even try a two-piece, but avoid bandeau tops. (Far left) Coco Reef twist halter top, $50, and classic bottom, $46, select Macy’s stores. (Left) FantaSizer one-piece, $86, select Macy’s stores.


A skirted suit easily masks fuller hips and thighs, but it’s not your only option. Two-piece suits can be just as flattering; just make sure the bottoms are not cut straight across the thighs. A high-cut bottom elongates legs and makes you look leaner. (Left) Coco Reef one-piece sarong, $80, Macy’s stores nationwide. (Right) Perry Ellis halter tankini, $54, jantzen.com.

Look for styles specifically designed to slim your middle. One-piece suits offer the most coverage. Those with ruching or draping around the torso are especially flattering. (Left) Lands’ End solid slender tunic swimsuit, $82, landsend.com. (Right) Lands’ End swim dress tankini, $94, landsend.com.

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