To play down curvy hips
Look for longer skirted styles and slenderizing details like shirring which visually whittle away pounds.
13. Michael Kors halter one-piece swim dress ($132) Wearing a loose fitting suit doesn’t translate to sacrificing style. This black beauty will keep you stylin’ all summer while the skirted top slims your hips.
15. Nautica dot print swim dress ($69) You’ve gotta love all-over polka dots in the summer. Plus, these straps are adjustable and the dress silhouette will slim your hips down in size.
To give boyish hips some curves
Look for body-hugging styles in bright colors, prints and different textures.
16. Betsey Johnson Swan Lake Bikini ($52-68) A girl can always rely on Betsey Johnson for a catchy combo of bright colors and bold patterns. She dares to be different and always adds bits of flare to her designs like this ruffled, black and white bikini.
17. Tommy Bahama halter swim top and hipster bottoms (top, $74, bottom, $44) Tommy Bahama is always full of classic designs that render happy, beachy feelings of paradise. These hipster bottoms, with the help of texture and pattern, have a cut that will lend you some curve. (Shown above).
18. Ralph Lauren sport bikini (top, $58 bottom, $40) Even though it sports some draping ruffles, this suit remains fairly simple in style while still flattering your figure.