Before you drop that towel and dare to bare it all, do you feel confident with your swimwear? You probably have a part or two in your body that you’d like to downplay and some parts to highlight. The most important is you know which parts. In choosing for a swimwear that will serve your ally in boasting your confidence whenever you have to spend a day at a beach or a pool, taking your body shape into consideration is crucial.
Avoid making mistakes like many women do, steer away from the wrong swimwear. Equip yourself with these tips before you go swimsuit shopping.
1. Swimwear for Curvy
If you’re blessed with a curvy, voluptuous figure, look for a swimwear with sufficient coverage for the bust and rear. Go for underwire or built-in cups to support the bust and make sure to choose the one with high-cut leg openings to lengthen your legs. Avoid swimsuits that are too tight or without support. You wouldn’t want to deform the perkiness of your bust or flatten your derriere.
2. Swimwear for Full Bust
If you’re big on top, or have wide shoulders, narrower hips and a defined waistline, then you have “full bust.” Go for tops with under wire for additional support. Halter-top bikinis, one piece swimsuits with bust foams, and classic tanks will look good on you. Try a halter suit or a wrap style with built-in support for good shaping. Avoid swim wear that provides little coverage, like bandeau tops, or suits that lack support and suits with belts, unless you have a long torso and your waist is small.
3. Swimwear for Small Bust
If you have a smaller bust line, or have a body with narrow shoulders and wider hips, then you’re small on top. Swimsuits that create more details on the bust but with less embellishment at the bottom are perfect for you. Choose tops with padding or under wire or those with ruffles or big ribbons to enhance your bust line. You can also wear bandeau tops and choose separates. Use bright colors and details at the top to give the illusion of a larger bust. Avoid obvious padding in cups that you cannot fill out.
4. Swimwear for Straight figure
You have a “straight figure” if your shoulders, waist and hips are of the same size. Choose swimsuits that define your waistline, like high-cut one-piece suits, or ones with a belted waistline. Also go for swim wear that defines the hips, like bikinis with rings or ruffles. Avoid one-piece suits with horizontal stripes or with solid colors.
5. Swimwear for Hourglass
You have an “hourglass” figure if your waist is well-defined and you have equally-sized bust and hips. This figure can fit any kind of swimsuit. This body type looks great in brightly colored small bikinis and one-piece swimsuits.
6. Swimwear for Tummy
If you have a bigger tummy, look for vertical details in a form of a V-neck., piping patterns or seams. Go for swimwear with built-in tummy control panels. Avoid any details that bring attention to your mid-section such as swimsuits that cuts across the body horizontally or bikini bottoms that dig into your stomach.
7. Swimwear for Petite
You have a “petite” figure if you are less than 5’5” tall and are either slender or curvy. Look for swim wear that elongates your legs, like high waist bottoms. Any kind of top will fit this type of silhouette.
8. Swimwear for Plus size
You have a “plus size” figure if you are curvy or have large breasts, large hips and a big tummy. The best swimsuits for you are those that conceal the flab yet emphasize the curves, like tankinis or laced and V-neckline one-piece suits. Dark colored swim wear is highly preferred.
9. Swimwear for Broad Shoulders
If you have broad shoulders, go for swimwear with scoop necklines that lengthens the torso. Vertical, elongating details such as diagonals or chevron patterns will help downplay the broadness of your shoulders. Avoid bandeau styles, racerbacks and halter necklines.
10. Swimwear for Short legs
You have a “short legs” figure if you have a long body and short legs. The best swimsuits for you are those with high cuts on the thighs and with vertical stripes. This design helps elongate the legs. Skip the skirted bikinis and boy shorts.
11. Swimwear for Long legs
You have a “long legs” figure if you have a short torso and long legs. Look for swimsuits that emphasize your bust line and hip, like ruffled and jewel-designed tops, boy shorts or skirted bikinis.
12. Swimwear for Heavy Bottom
If your hips are wider that your waist and bust line then you have a large bottom. Mini-skirted bikinis and wide-strapped or horizontal neckline one-piece maillots are just the perfect swim wear for you. Never go for boy shorts or anything with too many details and near the hips.
Have you found your beach ally? Which swimwear looks great on you?