Swimwear for all body shapes
Buying and of course wearing swimwear is something that those of us who have concerns about our body shape can worry about. If we want to get the best of our holiday though these worries are something that we need to forget about. Knowing which swimwear can make the best of your body is a big step on the road to beach-side body confidence. There are plenty of solutions to all body concerns these days so no need for anyone to hide themselves away under an over-sized beach towel for the duration of their holiday.
If you are a pear
For women with bigger bottom half than top half, there are lots of solutions in swimwear. Playing with colour is one way. Choose a swimming costume with a darker colour on the bottom section and a lighter colour on the top will balance out a pear’s figure. Draw attention away from your bigger bottom half by choosing bikini tops or swimming costumes with a pretty detail. A pattern or V neck is one route here.
Elongating your legs is another way to create a slimmer silhouette. You can do this by choosing a higher cut leg and avoiding low cut ones. Though it’s tempting to want to cover up your bigger bits, by choosing a low leg you’re actually just drawing attention to the widest part of the thigh.
If you are an apple
Like most body worries, if you’re an apple you can draw attention away from your middle by wearing detail elsewhere. Like the pear shape you can choose ruffles or a v-neck to do some of the trick here. You can make the most of your great bust by choosing a fitted cup. This will also draw attention to the thinnest part of your midriff.
A swimmdress is a good choice for apples as the flirty skirt that kicks out creates a shape at the hip and distracts from a bigger middle. You can also find those with tummy control panels too for extra confidence.
If you are curvy
If you’re plus size or curvy you can sometimes dread stripping off for the beach but there are amazing options today that will have you bursting with confidence. You don’t need to hide under a sarong the whole week! Make sure you make the most of what you have by giving your body plenty of support. Choose moulded cups or under wiring to support your bust and make it look great. Again tummy control panels can give you just that little extra boost.
Tankinis offer the flexibility of a bikini without having to show everything off. Choose one that is clever with colour for the most flattering look. Black colour blocking at the sides will create a slimmer illusion.
Again a swimdress is a good choice to subtly cover your hips and bottom without making you feel over-dressed. The little skirt will give you that feminine touch too.
If you are big Busted
Don’t risk your assets escaping when you dive into the pool by skimping on support. Always opt for swimming costumes or bikinis with shaped cups as these will make the most of your bust and keep it where you want it to be. When choosing your swimming costume, try to go for one with a high cut back, such as a racer back style as this offers extra support.
You can also balance out a bigger bust by adding a swim skirt over your bikini bottoms. This kicks out slightly and so creates a more flattering hourglass silhouette.
Swim dresses are a great choice for creating curves where there might not be any. The flirty skirt kicks out and gives a feminine appeal. You can achieve the same by being clever with pattern and colour too. Choose a swimming costume with detailed pattern at the waist and this can trick the eye to seeing a shapely hourglass waist.
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