July-August 2017 | Featured Article

Shop Talk: Swimwear to Suit Your Needs

Plus: Luxe gear for dogs from a Chevy Chase company

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by Karla Colletto |

4407 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase | 301-654-4200 | sylenedc.com 

 

 

 

 

Get Some Support

A built-in bra is often the key difference between looking frumpy and fit, so make sure your suit has underwire (most run true to bra size) or, at the very least, a shelf lining. “When your bust is lifted, it makes your waist look smaller,” Weiner says. “It makes everything else seem thinner and longer.”

Halter Ego | $315 at Everything But Water by Kiini |

Westfield Montgomery Mall, Bethesda |

301-365-0954 | everythingbutwater.com

 

 

 

 

 

Play With Shades

Using light and dark shades is the best way to highlight—or downplay—different areas of the body. Opt for suits with lighter colors in areas you want to play up, and darker, solid hues in areas you’re hoping to minimize. An ombre suit that fades from dark on bottom to light on top can help make hips look smaller and your bust look bigger, for example. 
Want to add curves to a straighter figure? “Get a suit that’s two-toned,” Weiner says. “An olive green suit with a beige waistband will give you more dimension in the waistline.”

Green With Envy ?| $315 at Everything But Water by Kiini |

Westfield Montgomery Mall, Bethesda | 301-365-0954 | everythingbutwater.com