I love the summer and I love swimming, but this is a recent phenomenon for me. After two C-sections and  breastfeeding, I was very self-conscious about my body and hated to let anybody see me in a swimsuit.

Hiding wasn't that hard when I lived in NYC, then we moved to South Florida. We live 15 minutes from the ocean and have a house with a swimming pool. It was impossible not to wear a swimming swimsuit, so I decided to apply what I knew about fashion to my swimwear. To my surprise, I found ways to minimize things I am conscious about!

Based on my research, I discovered flattering swimsuits that hide and veer an onlooker's eyes away from bulging tummies and other commom post-pregnancy problems.

 Take a look to the slideshow and enjoy the summer!

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Bare a little tummy

This gorgeous grey two- piece helps with a less than flat belly and the top works with all types of breasts. What I love most about it, though, is how the color goes with any kind of accessory. For a trendy look, you can combine it with a woody chunky bangle for a tribal look, or something neon. 

$77 Nordstrom

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About the author

Alicia Civita lives in Florida, with her Argentinian husband, her two boys, 7 and 10 years old, her two rescued pit bulls, a parrot, and a red bearded lizard. She has lived and written from Caracas, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and New York, among other cities. Since becoming a mom she has learned to sew, craft, and play videogames. She dreams with hosting a party with all of her Facebook friends.

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