Curvy on the bottom: Jennifer Lopez
Swimsuit Challenge: Find a swimsuit that makes your hips look proportionate with the rest of your body. While your hips should be celebrated—just look at Jennifer Lopez!—you may want to minimize in order to create a balanced figure.
Seek Out: For women with full hips, finding the perfect bottom is key; you won’t look your best if the bottom is too skimpy or too full. A skirted bottom can help, and Gross says that many designers now offer styles that are young and trendy. Wearing a belted bottom is also a great way to draw attention to your waist rather than to your hips. Gross also suggests combining a solid bottom with a printed top, as this pairing will draw eyes upward.
Avoid: If you think boy shorts are ideal for covering full hips, think again! Gross says that she would never recommend boy shorts for women with this body type. While you might think that more coverage will make you look smaller, a tighter bottom is actually just going to emphasize your hips.
Best Buys: La Blanca, which offers a wide range of styles that look great on many different body types, is an ideal place to start your sexy swimsuit search.