Summer is soon approaching and that means it’s time for a new swimsuit.
Let’s face it, shopping for a new bathing suit is not top of most girls’ list of fun things to do.
Knowing your body type and what swimsuit flatters your figure makes this shopping task less daunting and prevents you from trying on ill-fitting styles.
Here are my tips for trying on swimsuits according to your body type.
Best Swimsuits for Apple Shapes
If your trouble area is your tummy, then you probably have an apple body type. Apple shapes tend to gain weight first in their tummies, have broader shoulders, and toned, lean legs.
To minimize the tummy, be sure to pick a swimsuit that cinches in at the waist with fabric or even a belt. When choosing a two-piece, go for tankinis that also cover the stomach. Don’t forget to show off those fabulous legs!
Best Swimsuits for Pear Shapes
If you have narrow shoulders, small waist, and wider hips, you are probably pear shaped. To show off your tiny waist, avoid one-pieces as they tend to shorten the waist and make the hips look bigger. Choose two-pieces where the attention and details are on the top half.
Whether a loud print, bold color or ruffles, wear these enhancements on the top half and keep the bottom half simple. This way, the eye is drawn to the top half of the body and you can show off your toned shoulders and tiny waist.
Best Swimsuits for Boyish Shapes
If you have narrow hips and an undefined waist, you are probably boyish-shaped. These types of figures are the most versatile when it comes to swimsuits, however, you want to find one that add curves and defines your waistline. Go for bold print bandeau bikinis that will create the illusion of curves.
Horizontal stripes will also create curves while two-pieces with higher waistlines will help define the waist.
Best Swimsuits for Smaller Busts
If your bust is on the small side, there are many swimsuits with padding and ruffles that will help make the bust look bigger. Adding ruffles or more fabric to the top half of bikinis will add bulk and even out your figure. Also, look for bikini tops that have padding and under-wire which will lift the bust to appear bigger.
Best Swimsuits for Larger Busts
If you have a larger bustline, I’ve got one word for you: Support. Many bikini tops and one-pieces don’t include the necessary tools to keep “the girls” in. Look for bikini tops that offer support such as underwire as well as full coverage (to avoid side cleavage). Keep tops simple to not draw more attention and be sure to buy the right size.
Swimsuit shopping can be intimidating, so be sure to figure out your body type and follow the appropriate tips above. Whatever your body type may be, remember that the most attractive asset any girl can have is confidence. Be sure to wear plenty of it and you will look great!