Beach and Resort Looks for Curvy Women

Tip #1: Work Your Shape! Look out for swimwear that flatters your body. If you're straight through the middle, create the illusion of a waist with one of the many belted or ruched-at-the-waist swimsuits. Also, keep a look out for swimwear with built-in tummy technology, which can work wonders. Tankinis and skirtinis can also help with the right fit - if larger on the bottom, skirtinis will be very flattering. If you're larger on top, try halters, tops with underwires, and additional back-straps which are great for support.

Swimdress with Tulip Skirt

Tip #2: It's All in the Details - hardware, crochet, mesh, prints and color-blocking. This season has the most creative looks in swimwear for every style, so have some fun at the beach…starting with what you wear.

Tip #3: Don't Shy Away From Bold Colors - Rock a little color or a lot. This season's favorites echo the sun and surf. Coral, Turquoise and every shade of blue, especially Cobalt, lead the beach party.

Racerback Tankini with Control

Tip #4: Accessorize! It's a quick fix for last year's suit and a great addition to this year's styles. Cover-ups give you the beach look without the bareness. Shoes, bags and hats add to the trend appeal.

Embellished Ombre Coverup

Tip # 5: This is the most important tip for wearing a great swimsuit and you'll need to add it right before you walk out the door - Confidence! If you've got it, go with it. If you don't, it's okay to fake it, and that's so much easier when you're comfortable and wearing a gorgeous swimsuit!

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