These suits are favorites of mine
They are lighter on top, drawing the eye away from the hip/thigh area and accenting the smallest part of most women--the waist and ribcage. They also have ruching (the bunched fabric) on the upper abdomen--this camoflauges any lumps or bumps. Miraclesuits also tend to have wonderful bust support, and a kind leg cut to flatter your gams.
Please don't let the over $100 price tag scare you! My Miraclesuits hold up beautifully through chlorine pools and the ocean. And, as it usually is, you get what you pay for.
I pair my Miraclesuit with a swimskirt from Land's End
(Hard to see here- go to the website!)
The special thing about these skirts is the material. They're made from Supplex Nylon, which means they dry in just a couple of minutes and are light as air. They are a very flattering a-line shape, like a tennis skirt. They just skim the thighs and bootie, which makes me feel better on the beach!!!