Picking The Perfect Swimsuit

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Friday, June 15, 2012 - 10:00am

Expert offers tips on finding the perfect fit.

It’s that time again, ladies.

Warm weather means, among other things, swimsuit season.

Searching for the perfect swimsuit for your body can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to according to Los Angeles Magazine senior editor Linda Immediato.

It’s all about working what you’ve got, Immediato says.

“Going half-naked requires some confidence,” she points out. “It’s about finding a suit that fits your body, instead of trying to make your body fit into another suit.”

If your stomach is a problem area, go high to cover it up.

A high-waisted swimsuit “will push it all in,” Immediato says. “You’ve got some nice ruching on the sides to give it some detail. It actually accentuates lines, to make you look even slimmer with the tummy control.”

For the small-busted woman, there are fringe benefits.

“A ruffle really adds volume to the chest,” Immediato explains. “You can use fringe and there’s other kinds of ruffling that will add volume for a small-breasted woman.”

If you want to take the attention of your backside, Immediato suggests solid colors, not prints.

Overall, the trend in swimsuits is about metallic patterns, prints, going retro and feeling comfortable in the body you have.
 

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