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September 2016

A Bathing Suit for Every Body Type

By Shoshanna Gruss

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Swimsuits Flattering on Every Figure: String Bikinis
String bikinis are great on all women. Since the tops and bottoms tie, it is easy to customize the fit to your curves.
Buy Rio Grande String Bikini by Shoshanna, $64.40 top, $50.40 bottom, at saksfifthavenue.com


I also love the colors and stripes on this Victoria’s Secret bikini—they give it such a retro 70s feel and really complement sun-kissed skin.
Buy Adjustable Triangle Top and Low-Rise Bottom, $15 top, $14 bottom, at victoriassecret.com

More Support for the Curvaceous Body Type: Halter Tops
If you are large on top and need more support, look for halter tops. They offer more coverage while securely holding you in place.
Buy Floral Halter Bikini Top and Floral Ring Bikini Bottom by Shoshanna, $64.40 top, $55.30 bottom, at saksfifthavenue.com


For sweet yet sexy, I love the heart print on this Victoria’s Secret bandeau bikini. And the bandeau plus halter top provides great support.
Buy Heart-Print Bandeau Top and Heart-Print Low-Rise Bottom, $15 top, $14 bottom, at victoriassecret.com

Extra Fabric for Extra Curves: Ruffles
If you are looking to enhance your curves, look for tops and bottoms with ruffles. They are great for creating the illusion of a fuller figure.
Buy Solid Bandeau Ruffle Bikini by Shoshanna, $112 top, $68 bottom, at saksfifthavenue.com

Bathing Suit Camouflage for a Flatter Tummy: Ruching
Not comfortable with your midsection? Pick up a one-piece with ruching to camouflage your middle and suck you in. Halter tops also draw the eye upward and flatter your collar bone.
Buy Ruched One-Piece by Shoshanna, $165, at saksfifthavenue.com

Peek Inside My Beach Bag—And Buy It for Yourself

1. Shoshanna Made with Love for Charlotte Ronson Tote

2. BlackBerry Storm2

3. Organic Avenue Juice

4. Charlotte Ronson Dietrich Instep Two-Piece Sandals

5. Lip Gloss by Trish McEvoy in Simply Glamorous

6. A million magazines

7. Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

8. Gillette Venus Bikini Kit

9. eos Lip Balm Sphere


Shoshanna Gruss
Designer, Shoshanna, Inc.


Designer Shoshanna Gruss was born and raised in Manhattan, attending the exclusive Nightingale-Bamford School on the Upper East Side. After graduating from the University of California Los Angeles with degrees in History and Art History, Shoshanna began working at a lingerie factory to learn design, fabric sourcing, and construction. Read more.

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One Response to “A Bathing Suit for Every Body Type”
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