Size-Appropriate Swimsuits

May 30, 2011 (CHICAGO)

Stripes and florals are in, while unflattering suits are not. Whether curvy, short, skinny, or busty, there is a guaranteed right suit for every shape. Fashion expert and stylist, Kevin Lennox shares the latest tips on how to the look the very best on the beach or lounging by the pool.

Polka dot bikini with ruffle trim $29.99
White sunglasses $12.99
Multicolor straw beach bag $19.99
White patent leather flip flops $14.99
From TJ Maxx

Black sheer sarong $7.99
Purple one piece with ruching $24.99
Black square framed sunglasses $9.99
Black knit beach bag $24.99
Black thong wedges $29.99
From Marshalls

Black halter neck suit $140
Black flip flops with jewel detail $12.99
From Miraclesuit (Available at Macy's)

Tankini with diagonal stripes $29.99
Black peep toe espadrille wedges $39.99
Gold aviator sunglasses $19.99
From Marshalls

Coral printed halter bikini $29.99
Nude patent leather wedges $149.99
From TJ Maxx

Kevin Lennox Bio (via
Kevin Lennox has been a trusted photography, fashion and beauty expert for magazine readers and television viewers for several years. From editing fashion shoots to making over readers to discussing current fashion trends on national television, he is strong force in the industry and integral resource for the media at large.

Kevin Lennox first started honing his critical eye at Speos, a photographic school in Paris, France, and continued to do so at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan. Through this rigorous photography training in fashion, beauty and design he took everyone from working models to fellow students and transformed them into gorgeous yet individual models for his lens.

Immediately after graduating with honors he was scooped up by GLAMOUR magazine to be a photo editor, and through hard work, determination and more than a little talent he swiftly rose through the ranks of GLAMOUR to become a fashion editor and television personality for the magazine as well. He worked each month with the beauty and fashion departments to create the amazing photographs that go into the magazine, as well as help decide what fashion trends made the cut.

He has also become a regular on news and entertainment shows, discussing topics such as making runway looks work for you and buying trends on a budget, and giving his expert next-day commentary on awards shows fashion. He has appeared on the TODAY Show, EXTRA, Inside Edition, E! Channel, TLC, USA Networks and many other television, radio and print mediums. He was also a judge on the hit new reality show Mo'Nique's Fat Chance; on the Oxygen channel.

Now a freelance consultant, Kevin Lennox continues to be involved in many aspects of the fashion, photography and entertainment worlds. He edits and styles photo shoots for both editorial and advertising clients, scours the fashion market for the latest and greatest trends, and reports about those trends for various media outlets. He has truly become a jack of all trades while never losing sight of the practical consumer's concerns. He makes stylish, concise decisions for publications and television shows, but always keeps them accessible to the public. He always wants to behoove consumers, not berate them, because without them, he has no job.

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