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Well Suited: The Best Swimsuits for Pear Shapes

A fuller lower body can make it hard to find a suit that fits your top and bottom halves. Here's how you can find bikinis and swimsuits to flatter your lower body and your overall figure.
Michelle Taylor after Michelle's Perfect Suit

"Finally -- a bikini that makes my lower half look good!"
Her best bet: a fold-over style bottom with cinching side strings that adjusts at the waist and leg.

Got a body like Michelle's? While boy shorts can make you look squat, an asymmetrical skirt bottom will elongate you. Keep it dark on the bottom with separates or two-toned suits. When choosing a one-piece, look for bandeau styles that offer full bottom coverage.

On Michelle: Badgley Mischka Twist and Shout bikini, $166, neimanmarcus.com