Suit Yourself: The Right Swimsuit for Your Build
Just because it’s ‘in’ doesn’t mean you should be in it. Suit up in the latest swimwear that also looks great on your body type.
By Mike Fleming
Suits that hit just above the knee, and fit snug not baggy, balance proportions and keep legs from looking too long. When it comes to color and graphics, go for it, especially horizontal.
Nautical Board Shorts
Indigo Dot Trunk
Size matters. Avoid anything marked ‘tailored’ or ‘fitted’ or “slim,” look for relaxed fit and waistbands, and don’t squeeze into a size that used to fit but doesn’t anymore.
Small-Patterned Swim Short
Jakarta Mid-length Swim Shorts
You work hard, so you can wear most colors and styles. Bare as you dare, and personalize it with any pattern or color from showy to subtle.
Bulldog Swim Shorts
Athletic Stripe Box Cut
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Solids slim you down, and roomy is better than tight. Show some leg in mid-length and shorter cuts to lengthen your profile.