Bathing Suit Shopping Tips

Nearly every woman dreads bathing suit shopping. Glamour magazine editor Suze Yalof Schwartz, however, has some simple tips on how to choose one- or two-piece suits that flatter and fit.

Avoid white swimsuits -- they show all your imperfections.

Dark colors are slimming.

Prints can make you look bigger than you actually are.

High-cut legs elongate the thighs and make them look slimmer.

V-neck tops draw attention to your chest.

Avoid a top that's too high-cut, or it may look like you have a uni-boob instead of two breasts.

If the top has padding, make sure it doesn't show.