Personal Shopper: A Non-Boring One-Piece Swimsuit for Kristi

Kristi wrote: "I am over-the-moon excited about a trip to Hawaii that my family and I are taking later this year. We took the kids last year and they are still talking about it, so we figured we better take them again! Rough life, I know. I am a modest lady who prefers to wear a one-piece swimming suit. Problem is....most one-pieces are hellishly boring! Also, I am VERY short-waisted and need a suit that helps lengthen my torso. I have a few months to research and explore my options, but I love all of the requests you fulfill and hope that you can help me as well! FYI, I am 5'7" and a size 10. I would like to keep the cost under $100. Thanks so much!"

When you're out to lengthen your torso, vertical lines (whether they're seams or print) are your best friends, as are halter-style tops, which draw attention away from your mid-section and up to your bust and shoulders.

Here are some (interesting) suits that will help lengthen your torso while you frolic on the beaches of Hawaii.

1. Twist-top Padded Bandeau Swimsuit ($52)
2. Boden Retro Swimsuit ($68)
3. Carmen Marc Valvo Sunset Animal Print Suit ($95)
4. Ballet Casablanca Bandeau Swimsuit ($63)
5. ShapeFX One-Piece Shirred Swimsuit ($64)
6. One-Piece Graphic-Print Halter Suit ($39)

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Posted on 01.18.11 at 1:44 PM

Thank you ladies!! I love the suits you chose for me! What a dream! Thanks for the advice on lengthening my torso as well. I need it!

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