Choosing the right bathing suit can go a long way toward helping you look your best at the beach, says Dr. Oz, who recommends shopping for your suit based on your body shape. If you have a larger middle, Dr. Oz recommends avoiding two-pieces and finding a suit that highlights your bust a little more instead. If your lower half is your problem area, Dr. Oz suggests looking for a suit that’s going to give you a little bit more coverage in the rear (we love ‘skirtinis’ for help with this!). And, if you have a big bust, Dr. Oz suggests staying away from triangle bikini tops. Finally, make sure you’re wearing the right size and are comfortable and able to move in your suit.
Try it Today: Make bathing suit shopping less painful by enlisting help. Bring an honest friend for feedback and help picking out the best style for your body. And don’t be shy about sizing -- sizes vary depending on brands so don’t let the number sway you -- go by the fit and feel of the suit, not the size listed on the tag.