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Picking the right swimwear

  • Published Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 5:12 p.m.
  • Updated Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 9:48 a.m.

You may prefer the beach to the pool, or surfing the waves to lounging in the sun, but there’s one thing we can all agree on: shopping for new swimwear is downright intimidating.

How to pick the right bathing suit is one of life’s most vexing sartorial dilemmas, which is why we’ve enlisted the help of Shoshanna Gruss. The designer launched her eponymous clothing line Shoshanna in 1998, which was followed by Shoshanna Swimwear in 2001, after she was inspired by her own swimsuit setbacks.

Clearly, she’s an expert in this department, so whether you want to minimize your midsection or create the illusion of more curves, you can kiss your dressing room woes goodbye after reading these tips.

• If you’re top-heavy: “Look for a suit with great support,” Gruss said. “One of the best styles for this is the halter suit.”

• If you have a boyish figure: “Look for bright colors, prints, and different textures,” Gruss said.

• If you’re pear-shaped: “When shopping for bikinis, stick to bottoms with a tie-string so they’re easily adjustable,” Gruss recommended.

McClatchy Tribune

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