10 Ways to Fake the Perfect Beach Body

As the temperature rises and it becomes beach season, our bodies are less likely to be covered up with heavy clothing that hides all of our flaws. Rather than staying under wraps and wishing for what you’ve always wanted, take these solutions into consideration so that you can get the beach body of your dreams.

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Tone UP

On days you can’t make it to the gym, bliss fatgirlslim armcandy may be the next best thing. A massaging applicator delivers caffeine and moisture-filled beads to tone without lifting a single weight. $38, blissworld.com


The One-Piece Bathing Suit

Good For Hiding the stomach 

What the Expert Says “One-pieces provide coverage and can also be figure-flattering via the seaming and construction,” says Audrey Jimenez, Everything But Water’s swim style and fit expert. Lenny Niemeyer One-Piece Halter Open Back Swimsuit, $230, lennyniemeyer.com/usa


The Banded Hipster Bathing Suit

Good For Concealing muffin tops 

What the Expert Says “Banded hipster bottoms eliminate that bulge over the waist because they sit softly on the tummy,” says Jimenez. “A tie-side hipster helps too—you can adjust it for a better fit.” BECCA By Rebecca Virtue Eden Banded Hipster, $58, everythingbutwater.com


Tighten Up

Nothing replaces surgery, but Mio Skin Tight Tightening Body Serum purportedly
firms skin with collagen-stimulating ingredients. $56, mioskincare.com


The Halter Top Swimsuit

Good For Added lift and support, especially if you are larger up top 

What the Expert Says “Halter tops give support for those with larger busts, even if it doesn’t have underwire,” says Jimenez. Vitamin A Natalie Miter Stripe Halter, $92, everythingbutwater.com


The Bandeau Bikini

Good For Down-playing the size of your breasts 

What the Expert Says “A bandeau suit provides extra coverage for those who do not want to show off too much cleavage,” says Jimenez. Olaya Beach Rio, $190, olayabeach.com


The Skirted Bikini

Good For Hiding thighs and cellulite on the butt

What the Expert Says “Skirted suits are great for those who are wide across the thighs. Find one that ends at the widest part of the thigh,” says Jimenez. Swim Systems Flirty Skirt, $78, everythingbutwater.com


Fake Flawless Legs

Like makeup for the body, Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF20 makes legs (and arms and everything in between) the perfect streak-free bronze shade to camouflage imperfections. $34, nordstrom.com


The Ultimate Thigh Firmer

Honing in on stubborn cellulite on the thighs, Sisley Cellulinov purportedly firms and tightens wherever it’s applied. $242, sisley-paris.com


Skin Smoother

When dead skin lingers, cellulite can appear even worse. Enter Moroccanoil Body Buff, a scrub with exfoliating orange peel. For intense exfoliation, use it on dry skin. $48, moroccanoil.com