Find the swimsuit that will make your body look amazing
Embrace the wrinkles
On the side of your suit, that is. Ruching gives a tummy extra room and slims your waist.
Tankini, top, $54, bottom, $38; bodenusa.com. Sizes 2 to 18.
Feel great in a one-piece
They're more seductive and flattering than ever. Ones with a deep neckline like these make you look longer and leaner.
One-piece, Kenneth Cole New York, $107; southmoonunder.com. Sizes S to XL. Sunglasses, $119; toms.com.
Play the surfer girl
Wearing a clingy rash guard with low-slung bottoms plays up your curves in a covered-up way. Rash guard, Swim Systems, $54; bestswimwear.com (20% off with code REDBOOK20). Sizes S to XL. Bikini, top and bottom each $16.94; oldnavy.com. Sizes XS to XXL. Watch, $50; rumbatime.com (30% off with code REDBOOK30).
Try a retro cut
High-waisted bottoms are the ultimate muffin-top eliminator—and so throwback-pinup hot.
Bikini, top, $42, bottom, $50; oneillclothing.com. Sizes XS to XL. Shirt, $49.95, flip-flops, $24.95; gap.com. Sunglasses, $59.95; wearekomono.com. Necklaces, $158 each; iwonaludygadesign.com. Bag, $69.95; solesociety.com. Fashion editor: Audrey Slater.
Don't get squeezed!
The sides of these briefs are elastic, so you get a snug fit without bulges.
Bikini, Bisou Bisou, top and bottom each $44; jcpenney.com. Sizes S to XL (top), S to L (bottom). Tee, $22.95; gap.com. Necklace, Kate Spade Saturday, $15; saturday.com.
Feel great in a one-piece
One-piece, Nanette Lepore, $166; everythingbutwater.com. Sizes XS to L. Tassel necklace, Matta, $124; mattany.com. Beaded necklace, Soko, $65; shopsoko.com. Bag, $22.94; oldnavy.com.
Do un-basic black
A delicate print on a dark background is just as slimming and elegant. One-piece, Penbrooke, $70; shopblums.com. Sizes 8 to 16. Earrings, $35 (20% off with code REDBOOK20); aprilsoderstrom.com.
Say yes to the dress
If it's a skirted suit this flirty: strapless and with a bottom that just covers your assets.
One-piece, $138; tommybahama.com. Sizes 2 to 16. Hat, $98; shopmarysol.com.
Go for a glam waist-cincher
Suits with a built-in belt are the curve-creating fix for a thick middle.
One-piece, $99; lablancaswim.com (20% off with code REDBOOK20). Sizes 4 to 16. Hat, $18; makemechic.com. Bracelets, $35 each; siscoberluti.com. Flip-flops, LC Lauren Conrad, $19.99; kohls.com.
Best for: Top-heavy + tummy
Wide straps and built-in control hold you in.
"The V-neck is stylish but modest." —Elizabeth, 55
Badgley Mischka, $114; swimsuitsforall.com (20% off with code REDBOOK20). Sizes 8 to 24.