Abs that could rival a Victoria's Secret model are well and good, but let's face it: They're not always a reality for the regular gal. Thankfully, swimsuits that conceal your tummy actually exist—perfect if you're feeling extra bloated, or have been ditching your gym trainer to eat instead. ;)
Here are a few styles to add to your shopping basket before hitting the beach:
Shift the focus from your midsection to your upper body with this cleavage-baring style.
Cobalt keyhole maillot, P1,590, Seek the Uniq
Bandage details on a high-waist suit suck things in for a sleek, streamlined look.
Bandage bikini, P1,850, Soak
It's no secret that black is ultra-slimming, but some ruching also addresses the problem of a big tummy.
Black tankini, P2,150, bikini bottom, P1,450, Marks & Spencer
The high-rise cut on this bikini set lengthens your legs and takes away the focus from your puson.
Tie-front bikini, P2,000, Sundae
Color-blocked panels? Genius! We love the black strip strategically running down the stomach.
Zip-up maillot, P2,250, Naked Sun
Look out for swimsuits you can mix and match, so you can decide which parts to highlight and which to camouflage.
Bandeau bikini, P895, geometric bottoms, P1,195, Bershka
Busy prints on a multi-colored background is one foolproof way to hide flaws.
Multi-color halter maillot, P1,880, Coral
That same trick applies to this heavily patterned one-piece.
Psychedelic one-piece, P899.75, SM Woman
Follow Patricia on Instagram.