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Well Suited: The Best Swimsuits for Hiding a Belly

Don't have the perfect six-pack? Don't worry. Here are swimsuit tips and styles for a more flattering waistline.
Gail O Gail's Perfect Suit

"The moms at the pool are going to think I had a tummy tuck!"
She thought a busy pattern would distract attention from her middle, but a suit in a solid color is far more flattering when it's formfitting and it has camouflaging ruching. Also, a high-cut leg adds length to Gail's frame.

Got a body like Gail's? Steer clear of styles that are skintight around your stomach. Your ideal tankini top is slightly loose but not billowy. Use tricks like draping and shirring to conceal your belly. A down-the-center detail like a ruffle visually divides your midsection, making it look smaller.

On Gail: Lands' End All Over Control Grecian V-neck Slender Suit, $87, landsend.com