When it comes to picking swimwear, the right fit can make you feel comfortable and confident. Get the wrong one, and you’ll spend more time worrying about what you look like rather than enjoying yourself. We’ve rounded up some of our best tips on how you can pick flattering swimwear styles depending on your body shape. Read on for some expert-approved dos and don’ts.
The best way to draw attention to your curves while getting enough support and coverage is to steer clear of monokinis and string bikinis that have thicker ties. These can accentuate your most expansive areas and exaggerate your curves even more.
Instead, try asymmetrical suits that draw the eye toward the beautiful line from neck to collarbone. Another way to highlight your shape is color blocking with high waists and boxy halter tops that can be both fun and easy to carry off.
When you are trying to dress for a pear-shaped body, balancing your proportions and getting the coverage you need for your bottom half is crucial. If you’re going for a modest vibe, find a clean-skirted base that moves away from the thighs and upper leg. Another easy way to divert attention away from the thighs is to try a plunging neckline or striking top that keeps the gaze on the top half of the body.
Less support required means you have the freedom to choose styles with more minimal coverage or embellished detailing that can suggest a more ample bustline. While bra-style tops and padded push-ups can create maximum cleavage, you can also look for halters and embellished bandeaus that do the same thing yet have a completely different silhouette.
If you’re well-endowed, you already know that fantastic support is the number one thing to look for in a suit. But beyond that, follow ‘less is more’ thinking and stay away from ruffles, bows, or embellishments that add volume to your top half. Look for underwires, thick straps, molded cups, and high backs to give you the best support.
Remember these easy tips the next time you’re looking for a swimsuit to keep you feeling relaxed and free while looking fantastic.