How to Look Thinner in a Bathing Suit

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1. Say yes to bikinis
The first rule of thumb: You can rock a bikini! If you're not thrilled with the shape you're in, the most flattering option is to choose a retro ... more 
Photo by: Stylecaster Pictures
1. Say yes to bikinis
The first rule of thumb: You can rock a bikini! If you're not thrilled with the shape you're in, the most flattering option is to choose a retro style that features a high waist and a bandeau top. That way, you're only showing a chic sliver of skin at the slimmest part of your midsection. Try: Minnow Bathers Cosmic Band Bikini, $175; at Need Supply Co. less 
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Wed, Jul 3, 2013 3:40 PM EDT
By Perrie Samotin, StyleCaster



Let's face it: Bathing suit shopping can be a bit of a headache. Not all swimsuits are designed for all bodies, so it takes a little time to find the perfect-and most flattering-style. No matter how we're built, we all have a few areas we're not totally thrilled with, and would prefer not to highlight for hours on end. That said, we compiled useful tips to keep in mind when aiming to find a bathing suit that's equal parts stylish and slimming (hint: it's not as hard as you might think!)



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