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Nothing says summer like rocking your fave bikini, right? Especially when it's ah-mazingly flattering!
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The second one is much cuter and less expensive! Smile

by SelG4Ever on 7/6/2012 12:27:54 PM


Hey anirtaK, I think it depends on what you're comfortable with wearing. I think ruffled bottoms look great on any figure, as long as it fits you. Hope this helps! Xoxo

Hi. I am short, and I am pear shaped. But I still have a large bust and curvy figure. In the June issue, you guys said that pear girls should not wear skirts or ruffled bottome, here you say that curvey girls should. I'm kind of confused and I dont know which one is better. Lynae P.

by anirtaK on 6/19/2012 5:29:20 PM


@twinkletoes3- maybe try buying separates, u can get a small size on the bottom and a bigger size on top. Or try suits w/ bra/corset tops that have underwire, they will keep the girls in place and have the support u need Smile happy shopping!

by Peace*Love*Converse on 6/17/2012 9:57:14 PM


I dont know what my shape is!! I have small boobs and a a slite curv. My hips are a little big and my ribs pop out. HELP ME FIND A BIKINI I CAB ROCK! Thans! Smile

by Teshley on 6/16/2012 11:17:53 PM


So I'm an hour glass, and even though I'm 16 i can't wear bikinis. The thing is, tops are hard to find that because they either swim on my waist, or my breats are spilling out! What kind of one piece or tankini is my best option???

Thanks in advance!

by twinkletoes3 on 6/16/2012 12:06:16 PM


I have no idea what my body shape is. I'm tall, long legs, a small bust, and curvy hips. Umm...what's my body shape? Thanks in advance!

Hey girl,

It sounds like you are a pear shape! 
Kelly G.

by rosiegrl on 6/15/2012 2:41:38 PM


I need help!!!!! My parents don't let me wear bikinis, but I can wear a tankini... I'm really athletic but I'm a ruler:/ Help????

Hey girl,

Try tankinis where the top has a shape to it instead of just straight up and down. Look for stripes or florals to create the illusion of curves if you are a ruler body type. Look for a bottom that has a cute, wide belt. You can also try a patterned v-neck one piece.  
Kelly G.

by Maggieee(: on 6/15/2012 7:31:08 AM


I have a spare tire. I was wondering what type of swimsiut I should get and in what colors?? Oh and where should I look? I already tried target, Walmart, old navy, h&m, khols, forever twenty one, and a local swimsuit store.

Hey! I think you should try different styles and choose the one you like the best! Wow, you've looked almost everywhere! Try Delia's and American eagle too! 
Helen S.

by smileyfaceincallie on 6/12/2012 5:02:29 PM


Is there any advice for apple-shaped girls? It's just 'cause I'm an apple (regrettably -.-) and I don't see any advice meant for us.

Hey girl!

Apple shaped girls should choose areas of their body to accentuate. Find a dress with a tie or belt in the middle that will cinch your waist to give you more of an hourglass figure.  
Rachael A.

by SecretID on 6/11/2012 4:07:34 PM


I'm 14 and going into my freshman year of high school next year. The thing is, I love bikinis, but my parents won't let me wear them!! I'm not self-conscious of my body at all, and I kinda want to show it off a bit. But I am SOOO over the swimsuits that cover my belly, and I think I'm old enough to start wearing bikini tops. I even have a pair of black boy-shorts that I wear swimming that I LOVE, that I just want to pair with a bikini TOP.
Any suggestions for asking my parents to allow me to wear a bikini top?

Hey girl!

Think about all the reasons why you want to wear a bikini. Sit your parents down and calmly explain your reasons. This will show them your maturity and will remind them that you're growing up and changing. Good luck! 
Rachael A.

by candycrush12 on 6/11/2012 4:07:03 PM


The last bathing suit top looks really wierd!

by 15hayhay on 6/11/2012 2:23:24 PM


So I'm 9 and I don't feel comfortable wearing bikinis so um are there any other swimsuits that are good for pear shapes cuz I'm a pear shape?

Of course! I love tankinis because they give you variety without showing too much skin, so I would try a print on top (this zig zag tankini is perf, or these girly pink stripes) with a solid black or brown bikini bottom. That will call attention to your upper half! Another great way to emphasize your upper half is a one-shoulder detail Smile
Lauren C.

by musicismylife198 on 6/10/2012 11:34:32 AM


so i got this bikini at target recently and it fits perfectly, except that the string between the bikini top cups is kinda wide i think its just because the style is more of an open cut than normal bikini tops, so maybe im just not used to it. the model on the website is flatter than me so it looks a bit different, but you can tell how the top is kinda scooped. does it look normal to you? im small/normal (32b) on top but would it be normal looking? haha sorry if its confusing, im just not sure if the cut of the bikini top cups are too deep?

Hey babe,

I would have to see it while it's on you, which I can't do, so I would ask your mom if it looks like it fits right.
Jordan S.

by decklandog on 6/6/2012 6:53:20 PM


I'm 5 feet 3 inches, weigh 110 pounds, and I'm going into eighth grade. Am I petite or a ruler????


Hey Girl! 

It depends--do you have curves? If you do, you're petite. If you're lean and flatter than you're a ruler! You could also be a petite ruler.


by kittypryde676 on 6/5/2012 1:20:34 PM


I'm fourteen and I'm not allowed to wear bikinis, but I'm getting bored with tankinis and one-pieces. I'm not sure if I just need to keep looking for tankinis and one-pieces that complement me and that I actually do like, or if I should ask for an upgrade to a bikini or monokini. I still want to look fourteen, but I'm really tired of the same swimsuit styles I've been wearing since second grade. Any suggestions would be great (: thanks (:

Hey girl!

There's nothing wrong with tankinis and one pieces. Just try shopping at some stores you usually don't shop at so you can find some new prints or styles. You can totally upgrade to a bikini, just try to keep it age appropriate! No reason to wear and itty-bitty bikini. Wear one that covers enough that you're comfortable, since that's the most important thing! Happy swimsuit shopping! 
Rachael A.

by ParamoreRox13 on 6/4/2012 2:02:16 AM


I just saying that the only body type they have here is skinny. Not everyone one is model thin and it would be nice to have options for girls who can't wear a bikini😃thnx

by jid8 on 5/29/2012 6:07:43 PM


hi so im athletic shaped like where my shoulders and rib-cage are huge but my bust and butt are small... I want a Bikini that can stay on when i move but also make my bust look a little bigger. any suggestions?

Hey Girly!

Go for a tankini! It will stay on ya great, so you can move around plenty when you're in the water. Find one with cute patterns and plenty of ruffles. The business will magically add curves to your body.

Marisa D.

by wishing13 on 5/29/2012 4:42:25 PM


umm ok so my family is tight on money and i really want like a jean vest do u know a plc were i could find one under 10$???? Thanks Smile also im curvy but I look thinner in a " BANDO" (sorry dont know how to spell Tong) but an article I read in ur mag said bando make curvy girls look bigger, btw I am DEFINTLY a curvy girl Tong

Hey girl,

If you feel good in a bandeau, go for it! All bodies are different, so if it makes you feel good, go for it! I don't know of any denim vests under $10 off hand, but if you hit up your local thrift store you can probably snag some good finds Smile

Meghan D.

by mickyabc on 5/25/2012 10:10:22 PM


do you have any suggestions of tankinis for me? im about 5'2 sorta hourglass, petite. but they cant really be more than $30. And also in this article for the petite pretties i really love style of the hipster bottoms.. if you could find a tankini with those that be be great.. thank you!!


Hey! You should try looking in different shops like target and searching "tankinis" to go through their options Smile 

Helen S.

by niallove45251 on 5/25/2012 5:03:57 PM


I'm really short and I'm not very curvy. What body type should I follow if I want to add curves but not look childish? (I was thinking ruffles would look little girly on me)


Hey! I'd go with the example for petite pretties Smile 

Helen S.

by Bluejaye221 on 5/25/2012 4:40:16 PM


I really want to get a bikini this summer, but I have no idea where to! I'm only going into 7th grade next year, so I don't want one that is toooo... "sexy". Where can I get an appropriate bikini?

Hey girlie,

If you're worried about showing too much skin, try a tankini! It's the perfect mix of a one piece and bikini - and you'll feel totally comfy in it because it's age appropriate Smile I would check Target, Pacsun, JCPenney, Kmart, or Lulus for different styles and see what you like best! 
Lauren C.

by Glitterheart16 on 5/24/2012 8:44:11 PM


I'm curvy but have that weird love handle thing over my stomach so the skirt helps. thx

by dutchess362 on 5/24/2012 7:52:00 PM


Mod mod mod mod mod mod,
I accidentally reported someone's comment. I didn't mean to report it. Is there anything you can do??? So sorry to who's comment I reported!

Hey girl,

No sweat! You won't get anyone in trouble - we review every reported comment before we delete it so, as long as the comment was clean and not offensive/bullying, we'll understand it was just a mistake Smile
Lauren C.

by Neoncat on 5/24/2012 5:57:57 PM


If I do about 50 crunches, 50 sit-ups, 10 push-ups and dancing to a couple songs every day, when do you think I'll start to see a difference in my body???


Hey babe,

Everyone's body is different, so it's hard to say! It's guaranteed though that if you work out daily for about 60 minutes and eat well every day, you'll actually start feeling healthier in a week or two. It'll take longer to get serious results, like 6-pack abs. But stick with it and you'll feel a difference - THAT'S a guarantee!

Lauren C. Marisa D.

by LovePeaceHope on 5/24/2012 4:59:08 PM


also in relation to my last question, do you have any advice about how to do my hair/makeup? i have longish (past my shoulders) straightish hair, and it look good pulled back but i kinda want to wear it down... any ideas?


Hey Girl!

You could try curling it because it would look totally different than it normally does! Also, try braiding it (one braid on each side) and clipping it in the back. This way your hair is out of your face, but it is stylish and cute. You could also try the half-up, half-down look. If you do pull it back you can change it up by wrapping hair around your pony tail holder.


by evsportsgirl98 on 5/24/2012 11:45:54 AM


ok so my 8th grade graduation is coming up. it is a morning event, like 11 ish. so, i need a fancy day dress. there aren't really any limitations except it can't be really short. do you have any ideas? real dresses would be awesome instead of just stores. and i love lace and look good in jewel tones. o and i'm the class speaker (like valedictorian) so i have to make a speech so everybody is gonna see my dress. any suggestions???
Thanks so much!


Hey Girl! 

I can't link any websites here, but go to the mall and look in department stores. Long white dresses are super hard to find-I had to find one too! I got mine for JCPenny. It was cute and not that expensive!


by evsportsgirl98 on 5/24/2012 11:24:24 AM


Tmrw is the last day of school so we r basicly just signing yearbooks and cleaning lockers. But i want everyone to remember me so do u think i should wear a bright blue hi lo dress or sky blue skinnys with a peach flowy chiffon top. I have carmle blond hair blue eyes and im tall and curvyish. Also wat do u think i should do with my hair

Both out fits sound super cute so I would wear the one that is more comfortable! As for you hair you don't need to do anything fancy for the last day of school, safe that for graduation. Your friend aren't going to remember you for what you wore on your last day but rather how you acted. So be yourself and most importantly have fun and make memories. Enjoy your day! xoxo Kerra  
Kerra S.

by 2-cute-2-b-true on 5/23/2012 11:58:36 PM


You changed the images!!! The ruler shape on isn't yellow, just saying! And I don't wear bikinis anyway.

by AlwaysDreamer on 5/23/2012 5:37:03 PM


okay the last 3... the one about ''pear princesses'' that girls eyes scare me.. the ''ruler babes'' shows too much.. and the last one looks like a bra and underwear!

by red716 on 5/23/2012 3:49:39 PM


i really love your magazine photos of girls swimsuits because they look normal and healthy; these photos of girls (specially the ruler one) looks way to older and one even has a tattoo!!
They look way to mature for 13-16.

by ego4fashion on 5/23/2012 3:28:08 PM


Hello mod Smile
Well, the thing is, I have athletic arms, but I have some unwanted tummy & leg fat that I'm trying to get rid of by mid July. Do you have any tips? Thank you Smile I don't know if this is just baby fat because I turned 13 yesterday so probably not...

Hey girl!

You're still young so there is a chance this little bit of fat could go away as you get older. In the meantime, make sure you're eating healthy foods. Try doing a fun ab workout with a friend. You gals can motivate each other and have fun while getting into shape. Try jogging or walking around your neighborhood to burn away leg fat and increase your muscle. And don't worry too much. You are gorgeous just the way you are! 
Rachael A.

by xaddalyn on 5/23/2012 2:12:08 PM


Like jesusloverjkm, I also think that GL should use more "real looking" models, and by that I mean not using freakishly skinny, unhealthy looking girls. By using SUPER skinny models, it can be promoting bad habits. My friend is now starting to drink a shake to lose weight, and she's 11 and perfectly sized! Thank you so much for all you do, but this is just important to me.

Hey babe,

I can assure you that our models are definitely healthy! I don't know if you've seen our latest issue, but we have models of all different sizes modeling bathing suits, and even give tips for a variety of different sized-girls! Here at GL we try our best to encourage good habits. Check out our "Health & Fitness" section on our website. Maybe you can even share that section with your friend so that she knows about the healthier options! 
Kelly G.

by Swimmingroks on 5/23/2012 12:07:16 PM


Did anyone notice that the person in the yellow bikini has a tattoo? Not that tattoos are bad or anything, but I feel like the wrong message is being sent here, as young girls do read this stuff.

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by rockchik333 on 5/23/2012 6:58:23 AM


Girls life,
I really enjoy reading your magazines and your website, but one thing i noticed is that most of the pictures you use in your magazines and on your website are of skinny and unhealthy looking girls. Please, If you could put a few more realistic looking girls in your magazines. To me all of the girls on this page look the same, and there is almost no difference between their body types.
Thank you for your time,

by jesusluverjkm on 5/22/2012 11:00:38 PM


Can someone figure out what shape I am? I have no idea ... I'm really thin and tall but I'm busty?

by kenzi143 on 5/22/2012 7:28:04 PM


I'm an hour glass shape, but that swim suit is

by Raven.y on 5/22/2012 6:54:13 PM


The girl in the 3rd picture has a tattoo DOWN THERE!! Eww! Tong
WHY would someone get a tattoo there? GROSS

by Redkyffin on 5/22/2012 6:29:05 PM


Im so excited to go to the pool soon because i got my first bikini! I got an... itsy bitsy yellow polka dot bikini! Hahaha! Serious!

by kirby<3 on 5/22/2012 5:56:13 PM


Please tell me I am not the only that kinda hates all of these!! The polka dot and pink one are cute but the yellow one shows too much and the white looks like underwear. Pluss a lot of these are expnsive. I mean they're okay... =\

by gigglez77 on 5/22/2012 5:04:05 PM


Okay, so my mom won't let me wear a bikini. And I am in desperate need of a new bathing suite. I've been wearing a cami with a tank, regular underwear, and shorts. The shorts that I swim in are black, and now they're ruined from the sun. And with Summer literally days away, I need a bathing suite even more. But the thing is, my mom is super picky with how much of my body is on display. Absulotly zero of my boobs can be visible, and the bottom has to cover AT LEAST four inches of my thighs. Where can I get a cute bathing suite that I like AND my mom approves of? Help!

Hey gal!

There are plenty of places for you to find a cute summer tankini. Try Target, Lulu*s, and O'Neill. Go shopping with your mom so you can pick out suits together. Maybe you can come to a compromise and get something that both of you will approve of.

Marisa D.

by Graciegang on 5/22/2012 4:23:36 PM


wat about athletic body shape?????

by tampagirl<3 on 5/22/2012 3:38:25 PM


i love the first one! but kinda a lot of money!

by j4zm09 on 5/22/2012 3:27:25 PM


so you have a ton of junk lying around your house and nothing to do with it. Plus you want some new jewelry without spending a ton. What do you do? Join my club and find out how to turn ordinary stuff around your house into funky and creative stuff! The club is called DIY Green!

by kpianoplayer on 5/22/2012 3:16:36 PM


i have a swimsuit that looks similar to the last one shown from jcpenny. it was $15 a piece and it accentuates the wait very well Smile

by smileyface27 on 5/22/2012 3:12:41 PM

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