The search for a bathing suit that looks great and accentuates your positives can be a withering experience. To help with this year's shopping, the editors at Glamour magazine have tested over a thousand suits.
Executive fashion editor-at-large Suze Yalof Schwartz visited The Early Show to show off some of the season's best swimsuits.
Schwartz says swimsuits are not always true to your actual clothing size. They can be generally one size larger than your other garments. So, keep this in mind and do not get discouraged in the dressing room.
The following items were demonstrated on The Early Show:
Body Type: Big Bust
Swim Systems, $56
Sunglasses, Via Spiga, $48
Buzz by Jane Fox, Straw Bag, $165
Flip Flops. Old Navy $12.50
- Look for hidden support from underwire and high content lycra suits; the support should be for your bust as well as the sides of your top.
- Halter tops are a great way to hold up your bust and still flatter your figure.
- Floral prints are a huge trend in swimwear this season.
Body Type: Athletic/Boyish-Shaped
Pompei Beach, $122
Sunglasses, Old Navy, $10.50
Flip Flops, JC Penney, $14
- Show off your toned arms and shoulders with a halter bikini.
- Graphic prints and polka dots are a popular trends in swimwear this season.
- If you have a boyish figure, Schwartz says try to wear feminine suits with flirty details like bows or flirty ties on the side will help create visual curves; also suits with a big plunge in the front is great to because the space between cups helps distract from a flatter chest.
- Polka dots were big this year and continue to be this summer.
Body Type: Pregnant
Old Navy, $30
Shell Tote, Moyna $65
Flip Flops, Old Navy 10.50
- Celebrate your bump with a sexy maternity suit, which are now as trendy and sexy as non-maternity suits.
- Schwartz says this floral suit from Old Navy is affordable and cute, so there is no need to spend a lot of money on a suit when you are only going to be pregnant for nine months.
- The rouching on the side can be let out- this suit expands with you.
Body Type: Plus-Size
Miracle Suit, $94
Sunglasses, Calvin Klein, $198
Sarong, Cool Change, $65
- Schwartz says you can wear prints such as polka dots even if you are a full figured woman, but make sure that print is small.
- This miracle suit has a higher lycra content than most other suits, which really helps hold in your stomach; Superstretch fabrics will help with the tummy control.
- This suit claims to make you look 10 pounds lighter.
- If you aren't ready to wear color this summer, black and white is a huge classic trend (brighten up the look with a colorful sarong).
Body Type: Pear-Shaped
La Blanca, $84
Kitten Heels, Laredoute, $14
Bag, Club Monaco, $99
- When you are bigger on the bottom you want to draw people's eye up by wearing a pretty, eye-catching detailed top, says Schwartz.
- Make sure that your bottom sits well on your hips and that it is a shade darker than your bikini top, advises Schwartz.
- This La Blanca suit brings attention to the model's bust and shoulders while downplaying her lower half.
J. Crew, $ 64 (Also available in D-cup and long torso)
Hat, J. Crew, $24
Bag, Lands End, $22
Kitten Heels, JC Penney, $12.50
- Halter tops create cleavage even when you think you have none.
- Schwartz says you can wear a one piece and still look and feel sexy. This suit is practical and sexy at the same time
- Schwartz says bright colors are what you want to wear on the beach this summer, so take a risk with a color like pink, which looks great with all skin tones, especially on those with a tan.