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Q. I have been addicted to your website for years. It is so helpful for many reasons. I am writing to you for advice on finding a bathing suit. I am a 34D sometimes DD, but a size 6 on bottom. I am having the hardest time finding appropriate bathing suits (I am 38 years old) that don’t make me look pregnant in the middle, but fit nicely in the breast area. I usually wear halter type tankini’s, but lately the cuts are so low that I feel like I have to squeeze into it. Any suggestions or ideas on where to find decent bathing suits that are made for a woman and not a young girl?
- Suit Yourself from Long Island

A. I found several options that will fit a size D-DD cup size and offer coverage so you don’t feel uncomfortable at the beach or pool. Sites like and offer swimwear sections specifically for D-cups and you can buy separates to insure you get the right support on top and the coverage on your bottom half. Don’t forget to check out our swim style recipe with more swimsuit tips and suggestions.


1. D-cup solid halter tank (available in 5 colors), $74 at
2. D-cup solid halter tank top (available in 6 colors), $57 at
3. Contrast Waist Suit, $152 at
4. Women’s Regular Solid Ruched V-neck Tankini Swimsuit, $69.50 at
5. Next by Athena Tiny Bubbles Tankini Top (D & DD-Cups), $56 at

Q. Do stylish and comfy go together when describing a pair of shoes? I hope so! Going to New Orleans means a lot of walking and standing in the heat. Do you have suggestions for stylish and comfy shoes/sandals that would go well with casual dresses and skirts?
- Good Look Foot

A. You can stand, dance and explore New Orleans from the Garden District to the French Market to Bourbon Street in these sandals whether you wear a dress, skirt or shorts.


1. Onex Icon, $79 at
2. Taryn by Taryn Rose Extol, $195 at
3. Aquatalia by Marvin K. Twist, $181.90 (sale) at
4. Soul Mate, $49.99 (sale) at
5. Picnic, $49.99 (sale) at

Q. I have my cousin’s wedding coming up in June and I can’t decide on a style of dress to wear to the event. I am about 5’5”, a little busty with large hips and a smaller waist; I typically wear a size 12. I definitely keep up with trends, so I would like something fashionable, preferably short. My budget is around $150 or less. Any suggestions?
- Stylish Dress

A. While we girls at totally rock when it comes to finding the best for less, it can still be a daunting task when it comes to a special occasion. I was able to find several choices that are available in size 12, wedding appropriate and under your budget.


1. Pink Charmeuse Floral Embellished Dresses, $94 at
2. Maggy London Silk Chiffon Halter Dress, $98 at
3. Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Keyhole Matte Jersey Dress, $128 at
4. Maggy London Chiffon Dress with Sash (available in 4 colors), $128 at
5. Maggy London Bateau Neck Chiffon Dress, $138 at
6. O Oscar Belted Dot-Hem Dress, $111.75 (sale) at

Q. I am looking for a nice, roomy and stylish tote to take on board flights.
- Under the Seat

A. I buy a new bag to bring on board 1-2 times a year. The leather ones usually get scuffed up so I look for bags that can carry all my essentials such as a laptop, magazines, a book, toiletries and a bottle of water. If you travel often you’ll want a bag that will carry all of your needs and will be strong enough to hold all your gear, as well as have straps that fit over your shoulder. It’s good to have a bag that you won’t mind a few scratches or marks on after constantly fitting it under the seat.


1. Elite Gym Bag at lulemon athletica
2. Stella McCartney for LeSportsac ‘Everyday’ Tote, $350 at
3. Franco Sarto Block Party Tote,$83 at
4. Cole Haan Brogue A Line Tote, $354 at
5. Diane Von Furstenberg Solid Hearts 18” Boarding Bag, $99.99 at

Q. I saw you for the first time on The View when you did the Playtex bra episode that aired March 27th. I’m a 34A. I have an interview in May and would like to know where I can buy a stylish but comfortable suit that isn’t too expensive. The position is for a didactic instructor in a School of Allied Health. I live in Omaha, NE. I’m 41 years old, 5’5” and weigh 135lbs. I like brown, black and navy - are those colors okay?
- Suited for Teacher

A. Brown, Black and navy are ideal colors for a suit. You may even want to consider khaki as another neutral to add to your wardrobe. For a good quality, affordable option search the chain stores like J. Crew, Banana Republic, Club Monaco and Ann Taylor. For a slightly pricier classic, shop for Theory, which can be found in better department stores. Be sure to add a pop of color in the shirt you wear underneath the jacket.

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