Struggling to make sense of the endless swimwear options and desperately trying to find a fit that fits and flatters your frame? Want to know what you should be looking for? Here at myvitamins we’ve resolved to end the fear and frustration that often come with – dum dumm dummmm – the dreaded swimsuit shop. So we’ve got the best tips for every body type, from curvier frames to slim and athletic.
The English Pear
You’re curvy around the hips and thighs with a smaller waist – so work it like Beyoncé and balance your body by accentuating your top half and getting the coverage you need for your bottom half.
- Look for a small waterproof bottom that finishes just below the largest part of the thigh area.
- Avoid thick banded bottoms, they’ll only draw attention to the area you’re trying to mask.
- Opt for eye-catching tops which will draw the eye upward and minimizing the bottom.
For those lucky, chesty ladies among us who require more support up top, opt for underwired swimsuits or molded cups to make you feel secure while strutting your stuff around the pool and on the beach!
- As a general rule, it might be wise to steer clear of frills and extra embellishments as it’s likely to draw extra attention to your chest.
- The more comfortable you are, the better you’ll feel – inside and out – so support is key! Opt for adjustable, thicker straps that will give you and your bust the security you need.
- Higher backs also offer more support for big-busted ladies.
The Classic Apple
You tend to carry most of your weight in the middle, but there are tons of one and two-piece suits that can help to smooth out your tummy.
- High-waisted and tankini styles help smooth out your middle.
- Gathered fabric swimsuits hide bulges and create definition in the waist
- A figure flattering wrap also trims the waist with its crossover fabric.
- If you carry your weight in the lower part of your belly, why not try a retro-inspired, high-waisted suit? They’re on trend and great for covering the abdomen.
Small Busted Ladies
If you’re proportionally smaller on top with an A or B cup, why not follow in the footsteps of A-listers like Kate Hudson and follow these simple tips:
- A smaller chest usually needs less support, so look for styles with minimal coverage and embellishment, as well as pretty patterns to create the illusion of a larger chest.
- Padded push-up tops can offer extra lift and create cleavage, as can halter tops.
- A smaller bust is also great in that it allows you to wear a bandeau or smaller scoop tops – so embrace your smaller chest and enjoy the freedom it can offer!