Choosing the right swimsuit for your body can be a tricky experience. We have all been there. But knowing exactly what styles will work for you and which will highlight your assets, can make swimsuit shopping a cinch.

We have designed our body shapes guide for real women who have real bodies. If you have any questions about your body shape and what will suit you, just email our stylists at Customer Service and we will happy to help.

 

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Rectangle

The silhoutte of your body shape is fairly up and down, with a slight masculine look. Your bust and hips are approximately the same width and you have little or no waist definition.

Girly styles: ruffles, bows, pleating – styles that will add a curvy shape to your frame

Prints and patterns work wonderfully

Try tops with a halter-neck as they work great giving you more defined shoulders and a lifted cleavage for shape

Your bottoms should have tie sides and more feminine styles

One-pieces work if cut in a flattering feminine way, do have fun here!

MdM recommend: the Indi bandeau, Hanne Pom Pom or the Flutterbye

 

Pear

Also known as triangle - you have hips wider than your bust and a wonderfully defined waist. Most pears have an elegant neck and proportionately slim arms and shoulders. The majoirty of woman fall into this category. 

On the top wear anything to grab attention – prints, patterns, bold and bright colours, detailed necklines and eye-catching embellishments

Also, halter-necks, moulded cups and bandeau styles work great

Tankinis also work wonderfully

Your bottoms should be high-cut or hipster waist and darker colours

Avoid boyish, shapeless cuts on the bottom

MdM recommend: the Saha Indi, the Melissa Miami or the Cali Arizona.

 

Hourglass

Your bust and hips are proprtionate and you have a beautifully defined waist. Your side and front profile are very feminine 

 You can largely wear what you want but figure-hugging pieces which show off your curves are best

Triangle tops and string bikinis work great – anything from bandeau to halter-neck

Prints are good, but not on one-piece suits as they will negate your curves

MdM recommend: the Indi Emerald, Starlet New York or the Lily Bee Print Mesh

 

Cone

Your shoulders are a little broader than your hips. Cone is the most athletic look with a large bust, narrow hips and thin legs (otherwise you are more rectangular shaped).

On top try wide-strapped halter tops to secure/flatter and provide support – they also provide a better lift

Underwire tops and wide bands also help, plus anything adjustable

V-neck swimsuits work great and will elongate your body

Avoid tankinis and high necklines as they will make you look heavier on top

MdM recommend: The Ruched, The Demi or the Uma Halter Bikini

 

Diamond

Your hips are broader than your bust, plus you have an undefined midsection

Your lower legs are shapely with proportionately slender and shapely arms

For the best look try cinching in your waist, try one-pieces with a belt to create a more hourglass look

Ruched and block colours are also immensely flattering with one-pieces

Tankinis also work great

With two-pieces try darker bottoms to tops, especially high cut bottoms to elongate your legs

Avoid tiny prints – you are trying to avoid attention to the mid-section and create a more defined waistline

MdM recommend: the Melissa Grenada, Zanzibar or The Felicity

 

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