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The Best Swimsuits for Small Chests

We've got top picks and shopping tips to make finding the perfect swimsuit for your body a cinch.

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"I Need More on Top"

When you're an A cup, a swimsuit can leave you feeling especially exposed. "The worst is when your top is gaping because you're not filling it," Laura Jakosky says. She thought a snug bandeau was the solution; at least it never budged. But it flattened her out even more. A far more flattering style is a triangle bikini with molded padding, which makes the most of what she's got.

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Boost the Va-Va-Volume

A flattering style is a triangle bikini with molded padding, which makes the most of what you've got. "Padding can get bulky and obvious, but this looks real -- and sexy," Laura says.

  • Voda Swim Envy Push Up bikini, $109, vodaswim.com

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Pick a Push-Up Top

The natural-looking padding enhances your breasts and can create cleavage.

  • Smoothies by Gossip Sunshine top, $22, and bottom, $20, malibuswim.com for stores

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Keep Your Bottom Plain and Simple

Create contrast with a visually interesting top (for example, a print bra versus a solid bottom) and eyes will focus on the difference -- not your cup size.

  • Vix Liberty Tri bikini, $136, vixswimwear.com

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What Not to Wear

Avoid bandeau tops at all costs. Covering you straight across your chest, this is the worst style for your shape.

  • Gossip Collection Antigua top, $37, and bottom, $34, malibuswim.com for stores

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More Suits for Small Chests

  • White Sands Sweet Sin bikini, $169, 646-410-0727 for info

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A Bold Style

  • Athena Namibia Underwire bra, $57, and Signature pant, $45, swimspot.com

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, May 2010.

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calymus wrote:

There's a lot more ideas here: http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Best-Swimsuits-For-Summer-The-Perfect-one-for-Your-Body

4/18/2011 06:32:06 PM Report Abuse

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