Trendscape: Standout Summer Swimwear

June 21st, 2006

Splish, splash–summer, seascapes, and suits are on the mind.  Bathing suits, that is. 

We know all too well how difficult it is to choose a suit that appeals both to your aesthetics and your functional requirements for figure flattery.  To that end, we’ve chosen four fabulous and flattering suits–two to combat tummy bulge, and two to amplify a modest bosom.

Loose tankini style is forgiving for anti-dieters.


Becca Necklace Halter Tankini Top & Side-Tie Bikini | $84 (top), $48 (bottom) at Macy’s

Shirring camouflages a generous tummy.

Juicy one-piece suit

Juicy Couture Beach Shirred Skirt Swimsuit | $150 at Nordstrom

Ruffles add visual volume to a modest chest, and the high leg opening elongates the leg.

bikini top

Tara Jarmon Ruffle Triangle Swim Top | $14.99 at Target


bikini bottom

Tara Jarmon Ruffle Swim Bottom | $14.99 at Target

Bandeau styling works well for those with a less-than-ample chest.

sexy bikini

Moschino Bandeau Bikini | $195 at Neiman Marcus

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. C  |  June 21st, 2006 at 3:51 am

    Bandeau tops may fit someone with a small chest, but they don’t flatter anyone. They flatten and make even perky boobs look droopier. Not good.

  • 2. Trisha  |  June 21st, 2006 at 8:10 am

    Thanks for your comment, C! We wholeheartedly agree that bandeau tops do flatten–they’re certainly not useful for creating fullness at the bustline.

    That said, low necklines tend to flatter those with a small chest. Think of a one piece swimsuit with a deep v neckline. The purpose here is not to visually amplify the bustline; rather, the mission is to create an aesthetically pleasing silhouette :)

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