For my third and final installment, I will focus on beautiful, glorious, one-piece swimwear. I think that there is something timeless about this style, coupled with an element of mystique and subtle sexiness that a bikini is devoid of. And obviously, a one-piece (unless you go for a monokini style) can and will provide you with the coverage you need to flatten that tummy, and/or address other areas of your body that you're insecure about.
The main problem I find with a one-piece is finding the correct size for my body. (Because, let's be honest, most suits don't have a small enough chest. I used to sew old bras into my suits to make up for this deficiency.) Most places don't carry suits small enough, and if they do, they tend to be on the expensive side. But I think that if you find a suit you love that is really flattering, it's worth the investment. Some of the best places I have found that sell one-pieces for petites and beyond are JCrew, Urban and Anthro. Here are a few that I wouldn't mind owning:
Majesty Palm Maillot ($178.00)
Cherry Grass Maillot ($258.00)