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Slimming Swimsuits A Miracle

Dear Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee,

There is no way that I am going to wear a bikini this summer. I have gained some weight and my waist has gotten thicker. Is there a type of swimsuit that would help me look slimmer? Would a tankini or one piece look more slimming?


Need new swimsuit

Dear Need new swimsuit,

Either a one piece or tankini could help you look slimmer depending on the style. Swimsuits that create a waist slimming look have shirring or ruched at the waist. In addition, color blocked one piece suits that look like a tankini and are flattering. Higher necked swimsuits help create a slimmer waistline as it draws the eye up toward the chest and face.

One slimming swimsuit brand, Miraclesuit, has appeared in numerous magazines and on the Oprah Show and helps slim the tummy and waist. According to their website, "Look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds!" ( Miraclesuit's swimsuit fabric is called Miratex and has "3 times as much Lycra as other swimsuits." Miraclesuits come in various styles such as two piece, tankini, and one piece.

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