Like shopping for underwear, finding a one-piece or bikini to flatter your figure can be a difficult task. But, with holiday season approaching, there’s is no better time to begin the search for the perfect swimsuit, before highstreet and online stores start to welcome in autumn/winter wear. No matter what body type you have, there are a range of stylish and flattering swimsuits out there for you to choose from. So, to help you in your quest for that coveted cossie, take a look at our guide to finding the ideal swimsuit to suit your body type.
Big on top
Ladies with a big bust require a swimsuit that provides good support to give them a great shape when relaxing by the pool or soaking up the sun on the beach. To achieve this, opt for a bikini that comes in specific cup sizes, allowing you to choose a top in your bra size and provide the perfect fit. If you’d prefer a one-piece, look for swimsuits that offer structure around the bust, such as a shelf bra or soft foam cups. Strapless bandeaus and teeny tiny tops are often best avoided as they offer little support with minimal coverage.
Small on top
If you’re small on top, there are a range of gorgeous swimsuit styles for you to choose from. Cute tri top bikinis look great on your petite frame, as do ruffled and bandeau tops. To create the illusion of width around your bust line, opt for a tankini or bikini halter neck top which will help to draw the eye up and make your cleavage the focal point. Horizontal stripes are another great way to add further shape to your chest; however, garments that are ill-fitting or come with too much fabric should be avoided.
Big on bottom
The classic pear shaped figure is wider around the hips then it as at the shoulders, or simply carries more weight around the middle than in anywhere else. The ideal swimsuit for this body type is one which balances out your proportions by slimming the hips and creating a fuller upper half. A high cut leg in a dark shade teamed with a top in a bright print will help to make your legs look longer and leaner whilst creating balance by drawing the eye up. Bikini bottoms in the boy-short style provide more coverage but are often unflattering on a pear shapes fuller behind.
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