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  • Flaunt This Not That: Jennifer Lopez Strategically Cut Out Swimsuits



    I’ll Have a What She’s Having: A flattering swimsuit that camouflage figure flaws and spotlights positives

    Call it a cut out swimsuit or a monokini, the strategically cut out swimsuit is the swimwear must-have this season. Just take a look at Jennifer Lopez photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue magazine, pictured above, looking more than fabulous.

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    Not quite as covered up as a one-piece swimsuit and not exposing too much flesh as in bikini, the cutout swimsuit is your figure’s secret weapon for not quite baring it all on the beach and a particularly stylish way to hide Mommy tummy.

    J.Lo obviously is toned beyond most of our imaginations  yet the strategically placed cutout of her Gucci swimsuit  can very well coverup a little belly pouch, stretch marks, or create an illusion of a more balanced hourglass figure by its graphic cut.

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    So let’s take some fashion tips from Jennifer’s look and try  this season’s hottest beachwear trend by way of  cut outs that expose what you want and cover the rest. A little extra tummy pooch? No problem, select a style with more fabric down the center.

    Some love handles? A style with a more open center and closed side will cover them.

    Built a little too boy straight for your liking? Create the illusion of hourglass curves with a darker color that visually sculpts your figure by its design.

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    Tan marks may get funky with this style of swimsuit, but you should not be doing much of that anyway, so stay well-lubricated with your SPF so you don’t risk looking like zebra.

    Would you wear a monokini this summer?  Share your thoughts below, love to hear your comments…

     We pulled some cut out swimsuits for you to think about:


    Photo: Vogue

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