Shopping for swimwear can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. With so many styles and designs available, there's a swimsuit out there that will flatter your body and make you feel confident and comfortable. Here are some tips to help you choose the right swimwear for your body shape.
If you have an hourglass figure, you have a well-defined waist and your hips and bust are roughly equal in size. The key to choosing swimwear for an hourglass figure is to emphasise your curves. Look for swimsuits with a supportive top that enhances your bust and a bottom that highlights your hips. Halter tops or bandeau tops with underwire will provide the support you need, and high-waisted bottoms or bikini bottoms with side ties will emphasise your curves.
If you have a pear-shaped body, your hips and thighs are wider than your shoulders and bust. Balancing your proportions is the key to choosing swimwear for a pear-shaped body. Look for swimsuits with a top that draws attention to your shoulders and creates the illusion of a wider upper body, an easy way to do this is with pattern or interest or light colours at the top and dark colours at the bottom. A push-up or padded top will enhance your bust and a halter or off-the-shoulder style will draw attention to your shoulders. A bikini bottom with side ties or ruffles can add volume to your hips and create a more balanced look.
If you have an apple-shaped body, you carry most of your weight around your midsection. The key to choosing swimwear for an apple-shaped body is to create the illusion of a slimmer waistline. Look for swimsuits with ruching or shirring around the midsection, as well as high-waisted bottoms or one-piece swimsuits that provide extra coverage and support. Avoid swimsuits with horizontal stripes that can draw attention to your midsection.
If you have an athletic build, your body is straight with little definition at the waist. The key to choosing swimwear for an athletic build is to create the illusion of curves, this can be with shape or curvy patterns. Look for swimsuits with ruffles or embellishments around the bust and hips, as well as one-piece swimsuits with cutouts or a deep V-neckline that create the illusion of a more defined waist. Avoid swimsuits with a straight neckline or shapeless designs that can accentuate your straight figure.
If you have a petite figure, you are shorter and smaller than average. The key to choosing swimwear for a petite figure is to create the illusion of height and elongate your legs. Look for swimsuits with high-cut bottoms or string bikinis that create the illusion of longer legs. A one-piece swimsuit with a plunging neckline can also create the illusion of a longer torso. Avoid swimsuits with too much fabric or patterns that can overwhelm your small frame.
Plus Size Figure
If you have a plus-size figure, you have curves and may carry some extra weight around your midsection. The key to choosing swimwear for a plus-size figure is to provide ample support and coverage. Look for swimsuits with a supportive top and a bottom that provides full coverage. A one-piece swimsuit with a built-in control panel can provide extra support and shaping. Look for swimsuits with vertical stripes or darker colours that can create a slimming effect.
By following these tips and choosing the right swimwear for your body shape, you can feel confident and comfortable at the beach or pool. Remember to follow the size guides supplied on each product page to find your perfect fit.