The best swimsuits for your body: pear shapes and tummy bulges

Even if the mere thought of slipping on a swimsuit sends shivers up your spine, we’ve found the most flattering styles for your shape in this week-long series. Today, we’re targeting hips and tummies.

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best swim styles for pear shapes:

Look For:

Swimsuits that draw attention upwards with interesting details and patterns above the waist. To balance your proportions, choose a solid bottom and a patterned top.

Mini-skirted bikini bottoms are made just for you! Skip the super frilly ones and choose a skimming, smooth skirt that covers just what you need it to.

Opt for a bikini bottom that has slightly wider sides, skip the string side-tie versions that only draw unwanted attention.

Play up your bust and shoulders to deemphasize your bottom.

Avoid: Boy shorts, skimpy bottoms, low cut bottoms or lots of ruffles and details at the hips.

best swim styles for tummy bulges:

Look For:

Swimsuits with a little extra spandex woven into the tummy area, they work wonders!

A one-piece with ruching or draping around the waist or hips can also help to conceal a “muffin” top.

If you’re going for a two-piece swimsuit, then opt for a loose fitting tankini where top and bottom meet at the waist. They cover just enough, but you still have the freedom and chic factor of a bikini. High waisted bikini bottoms can help trim tummies

Geometric and floral prints can help camouflage trouble areas.

Avoid: Teeny bikinis and short tankini tops that ride up and expose belly rolls

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