How do you know if you have the right swimsuit for your body type? But first, do you know your body type?
This is going to be a series of posts and my purpose is to help you know your body type (if you aren´t yet) and get the styles of swimsuits that flatter your figure. Today, let´s start with the apple shape.
You have an apple shape if your legs and thighs tend to be slim while your abdomen and chest look larger than the rest of your body, and your hip measurement is greater than your bust measurement. Or, you may have broader shoulders and narrower hips. You quickly gain fats in the abdomen, chest, and face.
Below are the styles of swimsuits for apple shape women.
One-Piece Swimsuits with Strategic Top
Look for swimsuits made with a strategic top. It could be a blouson top, front shirring, or faux-wrap overlay. These tops work to cover your bigger middle section without making it obvious. You´ll feel confident to move because your middle section doesn´t bulge. And you know that when you´re confident, you´re sexy.
One-Piece Swimsuits with Side Panels or Cutaway
If you want to be more daring with your swimsuit, look for one-piece swimsuits with strategic sides. It could be side panels or side cutaways. These styles give you an illusion of slimmer waist. Knowing that your waist look slim, it gives you a boost of confidence as you take that dive.
Cute Tankinis and Bandinis
Cute tankinis and bandinis are gaining popularity this season. I myself is shopping for what´s going to be my first tankini. I love this style of swimsuit because it´s a step back to modesty, if only a bit. But if you have an apple shape, go for a top with flyaway front or something tiered with ruffle front. These styles of bodice are strategic, giving you a well-defined shape from bust to hips.
Striking Swimsuits That Divert Attention
If you border your swimsuit style to the edgy side, then you must love these one-piece swimsuits with attention-grabbing details. Although they´re striking, they still give your shape a boost of definition by making your waist appear slimmer. The Gottex swimsuit has an optical illusion thanks to its drape silhouette. The Kenneth Cole swimsuit is a vibrant-lace with transparent torso.
The Jones New York stripe swimsuit has a powerful tummy control. It strategically placed the black stripe exactly on your middle to make your waist look narrow, and then layered under with bigger stripe in dark blue color to make your middle section look smaller.
Do you have an apple shape? Which style of swimsuit would you prefer to wear this summer?