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Well Suited: The Best Slimming Swimsuits

  • Karen Pearson

    Show the Right Amount of Skin

    Visiting her family in Florida, Lindsey Wiegmann, 28, spends a lot of time in a bathing suit with them, "so I don't want to wear something skimpy," she says.

    The Mission: Give Lindsey the cover she desires in a fun, flattering, youthful shape.

  • Karen Pearson

    Lindsey's Perfect Suit

    "Who knew that a one-piece could look so hip and young?"

    Now she can ditch the granny getup: A pretty one-piece with a sexy neckline ramps up the style without showing too much skin.

    Got a body like Lindsey's? Break away from plain black. Bright solids are also slimming. Don't slack off; a loose cut doesn't hide anything, while a body-hugging suit with ruching does. Take the plunge. Necklines that show cleavage or that have special details keep attention on your upper half.

    On Lindsey: Aerin Rose Bra-Sized Swimwear shirred halter one-piece, $128,

  • Bryan McCay

    Body-Hugging Coverage

    The C Collection tankini top, $67, and skirt bottom, $55, 800-463-7946

  • Bryan McCay

    Flattering Prints

    24th & Ocean Ooh La La shirred halter top, $54, and banded hipster bottom, $42, select Dillard's stores

  • Bryan McCay

    Bold, Bright Colors

    Jantzen Signature ombre maillot, $168, Dillard's stores

  • Bryan McCay

    Better Than Basic Black

    Inches Off one-piece, $40,

  • Bryan McCay

    Plunging Neckline to Show Some Skin

    Tommy Bahama Sunkissed Solids V-neck cross-back tank, $126,

  • Bryan McCay

    Ruching As Stylish Cover-Up

    Kenneth Cole New York In the Spotlight Ruched V-Neck Mio, $100,

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