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The most important item that you need for the beach is also the one that can be the hardest to buy:

figure-flattering swimwear.

If you want to look and feel your best in your women's beachwear you'll need tips to whittle your middle, maximize a small bust or banish any belly bulge.

To find the best figure-flattering swimwear for your body type, here are a few clever and cute solutions:

How to: Maximize a Small Bust

Wear layers of tiered ruffles on your swimsuit top to add volume and give the illusion of a fuller chest. To boost your bosom, buy a swimsuit with extra padding to add some spice to your cleavage.

How to: Minimize a Large Bottom

For starters, skip the boy short styled women's beachwear. These styles tend to make your butt and thighs look bigger. A bathing suit with an extra band of fabric around the hips — just a few inches, but not longer — will camouflage your backside without covering it too much.

This swimsuit solution also helps to trick the eye and create the appearance of a more defined waistline on your bathing suit

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Swimsuit bottoms with adjustable ties on the sides ensures that your suit won't cut into your hips; this also provides a customized and seriously flattering fit. A plunging neckline and halter-cut bathing suit draws the eye up and away from a flabby stomach or extra poochiness.

How to: Lift a Sagging Bust

A slightly curved sweetheart neckline gives your chest a nicely defined shape. While a bikini top with a bra-like underwire cup provides exactly the right amount of support for a sagging bustline.

Also when trying one one- or two-piece bathing suits, make sure that the straps aren't the major source of support. The straps are there to prevent sag and draw the eye up toward your neck and beautiful face.

How to: Lengthen your Body

A plunging V-neck creates a slimming line down the center of your torso. Combine this swimsuit style with a cut that sits high on the leg to make your legs look longer, too.

How to: Conceal Your Tummy

Minimize your tummy with a one-piece swimsuit that is sexy and youthful. Swimwear that features ruching and soft draping around the tummy whittles the waistline, hides any lower-body issues and helps to balance out the hips.

Finding the perfect swimsuit that will be fashionable, sexy and maximize the positive while minimizing the negative is a seemingly formidable task. But you now have some basic swimwear knowledge that will help you to find a figure-flattering swimsuit that your will love and wear this  summer.


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