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Do's and don'ts for choosing the right swimsuit for your body

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Spring break is weeks away, and many people are looking for new swimsuits.  Keith Kaiser is getting advice from fashion expert Jo Ross about choosing the right suit, how body types affect your choice, what you should accentuate and what you should cover up.

Proper Fit:
Try to avoid muffin tops and bulges. They make you look heavier, no matter how small you are.
Don't let suit bind and cause bulges;  most people need to go up at least one size in a swimsuit.  Make sure it is long enough for your torso, so it doesn't ride up in back. And don't get it too short.

Special tricks made into the suits: If you have tummy issues, get a suit that holds you in with extra panels. avoid choosing a two piece that will emphasize your tummy.

If you have thunder thighs, choose a suit with panels, or a little skirt and avoid the teeny, bare bikini. 

If you have a large bust, choose a suit with underwire support and no padding, Don't choose a suit that has extra pads.

Optical Illusions: Lighter colors make an area look larger. Darker colors make an area look smaller.  Strong, bold patterns draw the eye to an area, as do ruffles, pleats, and trimmings. 
A colorful top, and dark bottom will be most flattering to a pear shape body (proportionally smaller on top than  on  the bottom). Sheer panels can help minimize problem areas, as will color blocking.

Summerize: Look at the fit, not the sizeAnalyze your body, and then look for suits that will enhance, rather than detract. 

Think what you plan to do in the suit. In other words, are you an active swimmer? Do you like to snorkel or scuba? Or you just like to dip in and cool off occasionally?  This can be helpful in selecting a suit that will be most functional for your needs.

Be certain to look at yourself in the mirror from all angles--not just the front It is not the size that you need to be concerned with but the fit !   

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