took a style tip from her 14-year-old daughter, Rowan, that was a real game changer.
The 52-year-old actress covers the January-February issue of Health magazine, and reveals that she recently started wearing a more scantily-clad swimsuit.
"I always wear bathing suits that cover everything, the bottoms in particular—and my older daughter said, ‘You know what? You cannot wear that bottom. It goes all the way under your butt and [makes it look] so much bigger,'" Shields recalls. "So she finds me a new bathing suit, where that whole little shelf was out, and I was horrified, but my husband said, ‘That bathing suit looks great. Rowan’s right. If you show a little bit more, it’s actually more flattering.’ So, I had to learn from her. She said, ‘Mom, face it, you’ve got a great butt.'"
The Suddenly Susan
star says she's "never been skinny," but rather appreciates