A bit shy when it comes to wearing swimwear? There are so many options of swimwear out there now that will cater for all body types and style preferences. Today's swimsuits are not only being designed for function but fashion as well and we are here to pick out a few options which we think will be exactly what you’re looking for.
Let’s start off with a great shaping swimsuit. Shaping swimwear provides tummy control and bust support so that you feel confident, comfortable and supported during your swim and when you’re around the pool. We love the Arena Amber Wing Back Swimsuit. It’s got a classic style with black fabric and a gorgeous silver leaf detail down each side for a flattering slimming effect. The adjustable straps help you to create the perfect fit and it’s made with quick-drying, breathable fabric.
If you find swimsuits can be a bit too revealing then a legsuit is a really good option. They give a sporty and stylish look and they’re great for aqua fitness classes. We like the Arena Venus Combi Legsuit as it has a flattering detail to the bust and a boy leg cut which looks great and will make you feel confident around the pool. It has a shelf bra that offers light bust support and adjustable straps to help you to achieve the perfect fit.
If you want something that’s a little looser around the stomach area that covers it well along with longer length in the legs then a tankini is a really good option for you. They tend to offer a bit more support and coverage than a swimsuit and they are much comfier to wear. We love the Zoggs Dark Oriental X Back Tankini. It gives great coverage with its high neck design and boy leg shorts whilst still looking stylish and flattering with its gorgeous blue and green paisley print and double cross back straps.
If you’re a keen swimmer, then being pregnant isn’t going to stop you! So we recommend getting a maternity swimsuit that looks stylish and can easily be adjusted when your bump grows. We love the Arena Artemis Maternity Swimsuit. It’s a flattering one piece with a classic style with a bandeau top with cross straps. It has drawstring ties along the sides which creates an attractive ruching effect and it can be loosened as your bump grows.
If you’re wanting something to hide your tummy area then a swimsuit with ruching is great for this. We love the Zoggs Soft Nature Ruch Front Swimsuit with its gorgeous floral print and generous ruching detail down the front. This is an extremely flattering swimsuit that also offers adjustable straps, fixed foam cups and full front lining and a low leg cut. It will look beautiful on holiday and for regular trips to the pool.
Two pieces are great for a more athletic figure when you want to add a little more shape and length. We like the Speedo Endurance 10 Boom Allover Two Piece with its sporty, sleek look. It still offers enough coverage on the bust and the racerback style will feel comfortable and supportive and the medium cut brief will add length to the legs and shape to the thighs and hips.
Finally, even the men may be a bit shy at the pool so we have a few choices that might work for you depending on your style preference and body type. If you’re long and lean, you can err on the side of baggy and laid back with a stylish pair of watershorts. We love the vintage look of the Speedo Vintage Contrast 14 inch Swim Shorts. They have a slim fit compared to most swim shorts and they look really smart and flattering. If you want to go with something a bit baggier and fun then we would recommend the Zoggs Seaworld 16 inch short with its longer length and colourful fish print.
If you’re on the short side and want to appear a little taller, a pair of briefs or trunks is a great option with their lower waist and higher leg cut. We love the Funky Trunks range as they have really fun prints, bright colours and they look great! We especially love the Funky Trunks Palm Drive Classic Trunks with their neon palm tree print.
When you hit the pool you can do so in style and also know that the key to confidence comes from within.