5 Swimsuits That Instantly Take Off 10 Pounds
So you can have as many lobster rolls as you want
Summer’s way too short to deprive yourself just so you can squeeze into a bikini. There are Levain cookies to eat, a billion flavors of Sant Ambroeus gelato to sample and frozen drinks at the Sloppy Tuna to slurp. Here are five bathing suit styles that will make you look ten pounds thinner. See you (looking fabulous) at Main Beach.
A LARGE PRINT-BIKINI
Ditch the dark colors and opt for a bold pattern--whether you’re rocking one piece or two, they’re surprisingly slimming (but avoid microprints, which have the opposite effect).n
Mara Hoffman ($240)
A SLEEK ONE-PIECE
Forget everything you think you know about swimsuits, because 2016 is the year of the one-piece. This one is made from what Koral calls “infinity fabric,” cinching in your waist and smoothing out trouble spots.
AN EYE-CATCHING TOP
Give the illusion of slimmer hips and thighs by drawing the eyes up to a detail on the chest (don’t worry, we’re talking a belt or tassel, not sequins and glitter). Pair the conspicuous top with a basic bottom to create balance.
A BALCONETTE ONE-PIECE
When you have a large chest, finding a swimsuit that keeps the gals in place (especially in choppy ocean waves, ugh) can be tricky. Opt for a balconette cut with thick straps and underwire to stay supported--and chic--all day.
A HIGH-WAISTED BOTTOM
Could your stomach use a little bit of extra help? Join the club. Stick with high-waisted bottoms like these from Lululemon to maintain your curves while concealing a fuller belly.