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What swimsuit should I wear to best fit my body type?

I am 18 and I live in Florida -REALLY close to the beach- and I want to find the perfect summer swimsuit! I also have a great job as a lifeguard pending, so I want to find a nice suit to compliment my body.

I am 18, and really athletic, so I can get away with small swimsuits and brazilian cut bottoms. I have nice long legs, and a toned stomach. I have 34 A breasts though- SMALL I know, but I work out a lot and can't retain a lot of fat. Plus I have a natural slim build, so I am kind of stuck with it what I have. : (

Does anyone have any good suggestions of swimsuit types that would look good on me? Where to shop possibly? Descriptions or pictures would be great! (I would prefer something that doesn't flatten me out on top any more than I already am.

I am on a budget, but I can splurge a little if it is something that I really like and will wear a lot. Thanks!

Update:

Sorry, I just realized that I mentioned my age twice. : ) oops.

Update 2:

Thanks tropical, I know that, but I was also looking for a personal swimsuit for the beach/pool whatever.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You need a one-piece swimsuit like a Speedo (or whatever is used for watersport activities) if you are planning on working as a lifeguard.

    Two-piece swimsuits won't work while on the job. They're not functional when you have to work and help. You don't have time to hold up your bottom or bra-top while saving someone.

    **EDIT: I answered like this only because all you were talking about was a pending lifeguard job and you wanted to find a nice suit to complement your body....it didn't sound like you were looking for recreational swimsuits.

    Sorry about the misunderstanding :-)

    Sooo, that said....if you can get a Victoria's Secret Miracle Bra top in their swimwear section, it will boost and flatter naturally and they're very comfortable.

    Here's a link for you check out and see the styles specifically for your shape....trust me, the Miracle Bra is amazing:

    http://www2.victoriassecret.com/category/?cgname=O...

    And the prices are reasonable.....

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  • 1 decade ago

    This bathing suit is quite expensive, but I have the same one and I love it! My body is very similar to yours; I am very slim with long legs and a pretty toned stomach as well, but I wear a 32A, so my chest is pretty flat, and this bathing suit looks amazing on me. (I'm also 17, just a year younger than you are).

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2978294/0~2376776~2374...

    The ruffles on top disguise the small chest. And the suit is cute because it shows off your stomach, but it isn't TOO revealing.

    Here are some others I like for our body types that are a bit cheaper:

    http://www.hollisterco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servl... (I have this one as well and it looks good, and there is some padding in the bra to make you look bigger)

    http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/applicati...

    (I don't have this but I'm positive it would look fabulous on you)

    http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/applicati...

    (This is cute too and has a built-in bra)

    Although these swimsuits are cute, I don't reckon that they are very nice for lifeguarding, so you might want to pick up a cheap one-piece from your local Big-5 or other sporting goods store if you get the lifeguarding job. Good luck and have fun this summer! Hope I could help!!!!!

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  • 4 years ago

    I am the same height as you and when I was 15 I had the same measurements as you. Honestly I looked best in a one piece but I don't if you like one pieces but they do make really cute ones now a days. Maybe try a one piece on and see how it looks. I also liked bandeau tops as well but I had a 32A bust so I looked extremely flat but bandeau tops are so cute. I'd say try the cute monokinis and bandeau tops.

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  • sara
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    1 decade ago

    I think since you're smaller on top, a bandeau top with a design on it might be the best way to go (the design will give the illusion of a fuller chest). Or, get something with padding to enchance your chest. Try on a variety of different styles, including some like these:

    Bandeau:

    http://www.ae.com/web/browse/outfit_bundle_page_he...

    Push-up/Padded:

    http://www.ae.com/web/browse/outfit_bundle_page_he...

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  • .
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    OK, with long legs, French cut wrap would help to make them look even longer, and show pleanty of skin while hiding your goodies at the same time, very sexy looking.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ruffled triangle bikini top and matching bottoms. the ruffles add a little bit of volume up there.

    Source(s): seventeen magazine.
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  • 1 decade ago

    im 16 and i live in florida. theres so many places to buy swimsuits here its really easy to find one. just go someplace where they have a lot of swimsuits and try on a lot until you find one that looks good on you. i dont have big boobs either, it sucks. but after a long time of trying things on i found one. i wear bikinis cuz i love them, but with a top thats a little more covering than one for busty people...like dont wear one like this

    http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/applicati... cuz itll make it more noticeable that youre smaller. i wear ones like this:

    http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/applicati...

    http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/applicati...

    like one with a 1-inch band underneath, for some reason it looks better idk why. lol.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A full body swimsuit, so nothing is showing.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    How about a barrel

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