Conceal an ample butt or thick thighs with dark bikini briefs while drawing the eye north with a detailed top in a bold color or print. You can also try a swim skirt like the one Ashlee Simpson’s wearing that will keep things under wraps. Avoid boy shorts like the plague, as they can emphasize your south-of-the-border curves. Simple is best.
Be a bathing beauty in this lovely floral-print combo complete with a wrap-style skirt that covers your bottom line ($68 top, $80 bottom, nordstrom.com)
A graphic black and white print adds personality to this ruffle-edged swim bottom ($54 top, $64 bottom, bloomingdales.com)
These dark brown bottoms offer full coverage while a bolder turquoise top steals the attention. ($19.99 top, $19.99 bottom, jcpenney.com)