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Athletic Swimsuit guide

Published:Monday | July 21, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Natalia Oh! • Contributor

Undoubtedly, one of the most harrowing shopping experiences that women face is shopping for a new swimsuit. The selection process is made harder by the various swimsuit styles and ever-changing trends in the department.

Trying to decide which 'body type' one falls under, is not as easy for some women because some women overlap in different categories. It is better to decide which part of your body you prefer to highlight and which areas you want to camouflage.

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• Choose suits with contouring, which gives the illusion of curves • Choose suits with side cut-outs • Choose suits with ruffles and side ties to add feminine details • Choose triangle tops (avoid bandeau tops)

Tummy pouch

• Choose suits with broad straps • Choose tops with a bra size (example 34C versus small/med/large) • Choose suits with asymmetrical necklines • Choose suits with in bold prints

• Choose one-piece suits • Choose suits with side rouching to flatten the tummy • Choose suits with built-in peplum • Suits in dizzying prints • Choose high-waist/retro-cut bottoms if choosing a two-piece

Big bust