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How to Buy a Swimsuit for a Pear Shape

Tops

Finding the right swimsuit for your pear shape is all about balancing things out. For instance, wearing a one-piece that has a plunging neckline draws the eye upward and keeps the attention away from your too-ample curves. If you have a smaller upper body, look for tops that feature ruffles to add extra volume in that area.

Bottoms

You need bottoms that can hold and support. Wearing boy shorts will keep you in and prevent your bottoms from riding up. Skirted suits and swim dresses are flattering.

Adornments

Adornments on bathing suits are cute and can also hide some flaws. For instance, bottoms that have ribbons or ties on the side can hide some of the fullness and give your hips a sexy touch.

Colors

If your bottom half is a little more curvy than you'd like, make it look more sleek by wearing the right colors. Combining darker bottoms with a lighter-colored top makes your lower half look more slim and sexy. And if you want to sport prints, make sure the print is a good size. If the print is tiny, it will make you look large in comparison. Bigger prints make you look teenier, which is likely the look you're going for.

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