So you know that you have an apple shape body type. Now how do you know what swimsuits will flatter your figure?
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. You may have broader shoulders and narrower hips, and you quickly gain fats in the abdomen, chest, and face.
If you have an apple shape body type, your goal is to take the attention away from your big tummy to the gorgeous parts of your body such as your lean legs or your cleavage. You can achieve this by going for vertical details in the form of a V-neck, piping patterns or seams.
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
Below are the styles of swimsuits for apple shape women.
One-Piece Swimsuits with Strategic Top
ATHENA Swimsuit, Bleu Rod Swimsuit, ATHENA Swimsuit
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
Profile by Gottex Swimsuit, Ella Moss Swimsuit, BCBGeneration Monokini
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
Kenneth Cole Tankini, Flyaway Bandini Top, Bandeau Tankini Top
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
Gottex Swimsuit, Kenneth Swimsuit, Jones New York Swimsuit
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.
Although your main goal is to take the attention away from your tummy, remember that you can also make your middle section appear smaller or flatter by wear swimsuits with tummy control.
Do you have an apple shape? Which style of swimsuit would you prefer to wear this summer?