Stars Stripes & Bikinis

From On June 21, 2010

We made it through Memorial Day weekend, which as we know, is the official jumpstart of swimwear season. With the Fourth of July right around the corner, most of us have already picked out our go-to bathing suits for summer. So if you’re not sure what type of bathing suit is most flattering for your body type, I’ve got some ideas for you.

If you have love handles try a style with adjustable ties on the sides. This way you can adjust the bottom without having it cut into your hips. No one likes a muffin-top.

Small bust? Try a bathing suit top with layers of ruffles. By doing this you will add volume, giving off the illusion of a fuller bust.

Trying to hide your tummy? Try a one-piece bathing suit that has ruch detailing in the middle. It should keep everything in place while hiding the extra weight you may have around your midsection.

A lot of us don’t want to hide our booties, but if you’re not one of those people try a bathing suit that has extra fabric around the hips. This will give you some coverage without hiding too much.

If you do have a full bust you’re going to need support. Try a top with underwire in it. This will give you a defined shape and enough lift for the support you need. We don’t want anything out of place ladies!

So hopefully this helps you out a little bit. We’ve got a long summer ahead with lots of pool parties and trips to the beach. Don’t forget the sunblock!

From top to bottom:
Seafolly Shirred Hipster (
Tavik Floral Ruffle Triangle Top (
Miraclesuit Camilla Strapless Ruffle Front One-Piece (
Juicy Couture Ruffle Skirted Bottom (
Betsey Johnson (

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