Spending your holiday below the equator soaking up the tropical heat? Wherever you’re heading, your favorite bikini will be a notable first on your packing list.
 We’ve recently discovered San Lorenzo Bikinis, a thriving swimwear label whose mission is to embrace the natural, effortless beauty of the human form. Bringing the hottest South American bikini styles to beaches all around the world, the brand knows how to make women look and feel great in their collection, as their list of retailers continues to grow around the world

To celebrate the recent opening of their newest store at The Point Shopping Mall in Los Angeles, we took a moment to speak with founder and design expert Lisseth Figureroa to hear her advice on how to style each and every body shape below.

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What advice would you give when it comes to finding the perfect cut and fit for your body?

Lisseth Figureroa: Don’t over think it! While it’s always great to know what cuts and styles are most flattering for your body type, it’s also important to remember at the end of the day that it’s about what you feel most comfortable and yourself in.

How would you style a curvaceous body vs. a smaller frame?

Lisseth Figureroa: For a more full – figured body, you can have fun with monokinis (ones with ruching towards the stomach are especially flattering), high – waisted bottoms and full underwire tops. For a smaller frame it’s key not to overdue it with the cut and fabric, it can overwhelm such a small frame. String bottoms, bandeau tops and halters are always a great look.

How do you flatter a bigger bust vs. a smaller bust?

Lisseth Figureroa: For a fuller bust, underwire tops, full – coverage triangles and v neck monokinis are a great way to go. Whereas with a smaller bust, bandeaus, crop tops and string triangles look really stunning.

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What cut would you suggest for a larger stomach?

Lisseth Figureroa: Going with a monokini with rouching towards the stomach is very flattering. Also the high waisted bottoms that have been really in these past few seasons are a great way to show some skin, while also keeping your stomach nicely covered.

How can shorter girls make their bodies look longer in a swimsuit?

Lisseth Figureroa: String bottoms are really flattering for shorter girls. They don’t cut you off and help make your body look like one long line. High cut monokinis are also great for short girls. They make your legs look longer, which in turn makes you look taller as a whole.

What styles will lengthen a shorter torso and shorten a longer torso?

Lisseth Figureroa: For a short torso, triangle tops and string bottoms are your best friend to make it appear longer. For a long torso, boy shorts, bandeaus and crops can really shorten the appearance of your torso.

What cut is most flattering for ladies with a larger bottom half?

Lisseth Figureroa: The hipster bottom and high – waist bottom can be really flattering for someone with a curvier or fuller butt.

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How can ladies with broader shoulders make their upper half look slimmer?

Lisseth Figureroa: For broad shoulders, bandeaus and tank- style bikinis are great, they really narrow their appearance and draw attention to other areas of the body. Halters tend to draw attention to the shoulders and add width, which is generally not what you want.

What is your favorite style this winter for an island getaway?

Lisseth Figureroa: [San Lorenzo’s] V Knot and Mini V Knot, which will be styles in our upcoming Mind Bali Soul collection, are perfect for a sneaky island getaway. They are very sexy, yet still fully functioning for those who love a little water adventure. The worst is when you have a stunning bikini that lacks functionality!