- bold graphics and prints work best on slim beach beauties while subtle florals and petite patterns compliment buxom figures.
- a tankini with spandex in the waist flattens your tummy while a built in bra increases support, lifts and flatters an ample bosom.
- opt for string ties that allow you to make adjustments as needed to avoid the dreaded muffin top.
- a strategically placed ruffle on a bikini top enhances a small bust and adds curves at the hips on the bottom half.
FACE & BODY: Stay fully protected with sunblock and a sleek pair of shades with UV protection! Beach bag essentials include a tube of CLINIQUE CITY BLOCK SHEER OIL-FREE DAILY FACE PROTECTOR with SPF 25 --only $17 at the brand's site. Be sure to apply every two hours at minimum. Tame beach hair with SUMMER HAIR ZERO HUMIDITY FRIZZ CONTROL by FREDERIC FEKKAI. This alcohol free mist seals the hair cuticle to keep it sleek and shiny for $22 at select salons and department stores. Other options: a wide rimmed hat (think J.Lo) or a colorful scarf (bohemian babe). My favorite thing is to fully wet hair and slick it back w/ conditioner and gel! Très chic (and easy!!!) For those of us who can't bear to bare it all even at the beach, keep it simple. Sweep dark waterproof mascara on lashes, stroke a sheer shimmery pinky/bronze blush on the apples of your cheeks, and apply a hydrating salve to lips. ELIZABETH ARDEN EIGHT HOUR CREAM VINTAGE 1960's LIP PROTECTANT with SPF15 @ www.elizabetharden.com/. Grab your water bottle and a towel and you're all set to soak up some rays!!!