Final hurrah before the rains dart the islands again. Maillot pieces have been my trusted confidante when i hit the beach. They make my long torso appear rather short. Like all things under the sun, not all maillots flatter, thou. For my specific silhouette, I steer away from pieces with strips than run vertically along the navel-- they make the abdomen appear gracious and waist non-existent. For those who are coy to give this clever creation a shot, maillot with less cuts will put you out of harm's way. Select pieces with prints like florals and stripes. Nevertheless, solids with bold colors like orange, fuschia, or your staple black and white are in no way less than perfect. Now off you go and sashay the shores in style!