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
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!
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
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
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
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