• A plunging halter top draws the eye up and away from any pooch below.
• Details or a bold pattern on the midsection can also be positively distractinga busy print keeps the eye moving so it doesn’t settle on a less-than-flat tummy.
Swimsuits at left: Strapless nylon-spandex one-piece with beading, Liz Claiborne, $81; lizclaiborne.com
. Floral-printed halter tactel microfiber one-piece, Jets by Jessika Allen, $220; exquisiteswimwear.com