Find a Swimsuit that Flatters

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Maximize a Small Bust

a on May 20, 2008 at 11:45AM

Underwires, boning, and padding all add fullness to your chest. Just be sure that any padding is subtle and, once wet, doesn't show through.

Ruffles, like shirring, can also be a plus, since they can make any area look bigger. (Just as you might not want them along your hips, you will want them fluffing up a smaller bustline.)

Also consider the art of distraction: Try a top with a pattern, polka dots or embellishments.

Finally, make sure the colors of any separates work together in your favor—a bolder color up top and a darker one below will add the right oomph.

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