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Today's question:

Hey Bikini Whisperer, 

I’ve gained a few extra pounds around my belly, and no suit seems to flatter me. I obviously feel insecure about the added weight but still want to appear confident in something fashionable, which doesn’t cover me from head to toe. Is there any piece out there that hides belly fat? 

 

Hey there, 

This is a super common question. We all have our own insecurities — and luckily, a waistline is super easy to redefine with the season's most popular silhouette: the one-piece. Beyond that, many prints, shades, and fabrications can accent other parts of your body without compromising style. Check out my top recommendations below — and let us know how you feel in your best summer suit! 

 

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Contrary to popular belief, neoprene can be slimming fabric. Choose thinner versions that tuck and hug without adding centimeters to your shape. 

 

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Another neoprene killer one-piece that acts as shapewear at the beach. 

 

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Waist-cinching bands and belts are the ultimate slenderizing trick. 

 

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Bonded materials with a stronger hold mold a figure well. This piece especially creates a narrower waistline with side curvature accents.

 

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A busy multi-colored print distracts the eye from focusing on any lady lumps.

 

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Wearing black is a no-brainer when seeking figure-flattering details — it's even more effective when combined with ruching techniques around the belly.

 

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Any dark, grounded print works well — especially when paired with a high-leg cut, which accentuates your pins.