Skip the triangle top. A halter style provides perfect support for a bigger bust.
Topaz Halterneck Bikini
Create a little cleavage with an underwire top like a balconette bra. Prints and ruffles also help camouflage a small chest by adding curves. And don’t be afraid of some padding, we won’t tell!
Balconette Bikini Top
Navy Spot Bikini Skirt Pant
Wearing a one piece is an easy way to cover up your problem area—and they’re on trend this spring! A two-piece isn’t off limits but when choosing a bikini make sure the bottoms cut straight across so they don’t emphasize your stomach. Or try a tankini.
You’re one of the lucky ones a string bikini looks great on. Choose something with ruffle detail to give yourself a more feminine shape or a fun print. Stay away from athletic styles, which only accentuate your lack of curves.
Angola Bikini Top
Angola Bikini Briefs
Boy shorts might seem like a great way to cover your hips, but they only end up cutting off your thighs in the wrong place. Instead, choose a retro style suit with high waisted bottoms that elongate your legs and show off your waist.
How to Look Skinny This Summer: The Best Swimsuits for Body Types
It’s almost one month to Memorial Day (or a few days until Coachella weekend two) which means A. you should probably step up that gym routine and B. you need to buy a swimsuit.
No one said getting in bikini body mode was easy. But thanks to the wonders of self-tanner and the joys of online shopping, finding your perfect swimsuit can be a little less painful. Now let’s talk swimsuit styles. I’m going to give it to you straight, not every type of suit looks great on every shape. For example, everyone loves a triangle top but it’s really only flattering on about 30 percent of the women who wear it. And those cute retro-style suits? Not the best bikini for the girl with the killer abs. Instead of forcing a trend or a tough-to-wear style, why don’t you find what looks best on you?
From athletic to curvy, pear shaped to petite, we’ve found the best swimsuits for all body types. Click through to shop the right style for your shape. How to look skinny at the beach is just a click (and possibly a green juice) away. —Megan Hayes (@_mshayes)