Woman in blue polka-dot swim dress with ruched front

Secret Strategy #36: Thick Straps

To camouflage your midsection in swimwear, choose a halter top with an empire waist. A tankini with thick straps will offer more bust support.

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Woman in green and gold tropical floral swimdress

Secret Strategy #35: Easy Drape

Overall pattern on a darker, slimming background plus a longer body with easy drape offers great coverage. V-neckline draws the eye upwards.

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Woman in blue ombre top with fringe collar and jeans

Secret Strategy #34: Draw Focus Upward

Draw focus upward with anything that adds detailing at the neckline; it helps to balance your body and accents your face.

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Woman in multi-colored strapless swim top and solid black bottoms

Secret Strategy #33: Detailed Swimwear

Choose detailed swimwear with prints, embellishments, or details above the waist.

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Woman in multi-colored swim dress

Secret Strategy #32: Flirty keyhole neckline

Flirty keyhole neckline plus empire waist and hanky hem sport a multi-color look that pairs well with a whole summer’s worth of capris.

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To pair colors well, put the color wheel to work for you. Stay with variations of one color for a sophisticated, balanced look. Choose neighboring colors in one director or another for a broader range of rich style. And select colors opposite from each other on a wheel to create the most dramatic, take-notice effects.

Secret Strategy #31: Use the Color Wheel

To pair colors well, put the color wheel to work for you. Here’s how.

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Woman in black and white polka-dot top and white pants

Secret Strategy #30: Don’t Cover Your Tush

If you are hoping to hide your hips or add height, don’t wear tops that are too long and cover your tush; they tend to shorten your legs.

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Woman in red halter top swimdress with ruched front

Secret Strategy #29: The halter top

The halter top provides support and coverage for a larger bust, and the tankini top gives added lift for your breasts.

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Woman in tan v-neck top with beaded embellishments under bust and jeans

Secret Strategy #28: Cinching & Detailing

Thanks to strategically positioned cinching & detailing, you can look like you were born with an hourglass figure.

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Woman in blue top with ruched waist, multi-color abstract maxi skirt and blue wedges

Secret Strategy #27: A-Line Skirt

The A-line skirt has a very flattering cut. It cinches at the waist and creates an hourglass effect. It accentuates curves in all the right ways.

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