How many women do you know who are completely confident when it comes to purchasing swimwear? Well, finding the right swimsuit takes up a lot of time...
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Finding the swimwear style that feels right for your body shape is not that easy but we will help you choose the definitive best fit for you with the right tips.
Whether you are searching for high-waisted bikini bottom swimsuits or a comfortable one-piece, the most important thing is selecting the right swimsuit that will showcase your body perfectly on the beach. Here are a few styles you can choose depending on your body shape.
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Curvy Body Shape
If you have fuller breasts, hips, thighs, and/or bottom, pick a swimsuit that flatters your curves while still giving you the support and coverage you need to feel confident and beautiful. Use contrasting hues to draw attention to the features you want to be highlighted and to downplay the features you want to conceal.
Highlight your figure with the smart use of colour blocking and use fabric structures to move the attention exactly where you want: by using panelling and ruching, you can hide your stomach and make it seem flatter; while with halter necklines and asymmetrical suits, you can attract attention to the neckline.
A design with horizontal stripes can lengthen your body while flatteringly clinging to your contours. Wearing a pattern that goes from your breast to your hips or even over your body can make you seem taller and slimmer.
Little to No Curves
The main goal for women who lack curves is to choose swimwear that creates the appearance of a more curvy silhouette. Trying swimwear with strong designs, horizontal lines, ruffles, and embellishments may make your upper and lower curves look more defined.
You can use a push-up bra or padded top to draw attention to your bust; while smaller bikini bottoms will make your bottom look larger and curvier. Less-coverage swimsuits are ideal for ladies with no curves too.
The pear shape body type is the most common. If you have this body shape, you can try to balance out your proportions. If you want to emphasise your upper body, choose a swimsuit that accentuates your bust but here it is essential to have enough coverage for your lower half.
The most figure-flattering swimwear for a pear-shaped lady is a one-piece swimsuit, also known as a tankini. If you want to draw attention to your bust go for a top in a bold shade and if you want to hide your legs, choose a bottom with a solid hue.
Choose anything with a plunging neckline, off-the-shoulder, or a cutout to emphasise your curves and lift your shoulders.
If you tend to pack on the pounds around your middle, your first goal should be to help minimise that area. Choose a swimsuit that shows off your legs without revealing too much skin around your chest and stomach.
For a slimmer, more toned appearance, go for a one-piece swimsuit that conceals rather than exposes your stomach. With panelling and ruching, you may conceal your stomach and make it seem smaller.
A tankini will slim your waist and you can create the illusion of a longer torso by placing graphics along the centre of the body. One note: stay away from low-rise bottoms and bikini sets.
If you have a full bust, pick a top that will support you well. Sturdy straps, underwire, and preformed cups will offer you comfort and support while shaping your bust. Try on swimwear with bra cup sizes D, DD, and E to ensure a comfortable fit even if you have a fuller bust.
If you want to accentuate your bust, use a top with a V-shaped neckline or a halter neck. You should stay away from anything with slender straps, push-ups, padding, frills, or decorations on the chest area.
If you have a small bust, choose a top that gives the impression of more curves. Improving the appearance of your bust size is as simple as wearing a top with horizontal lines, ruffles, ornate embellishments, bows, or patterns. Padded or push-up shirts are excellent for adding curves and cleavage, as well as wearing a halter or triangle bikini top to highlight your bust.
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When you go shopping for your next swimsuit, keep in mind that the fabric will expand when it gets wet. If you are uncertain about which size you should be choosing, you are better off picking the smaller one. Use our simple tips to help you figure out what type of swimsuit would be perfect according to your body shape. You can also practice some self-love and accept your body as it is: beautiful and perfect altogether.
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As the days grow longer and the weather grows warmer, swimwear trends are slowly edging their way to the forefront of the fashion scene. Like any other in-vogue fashion trend, popular swimsuit design changes from year to year. You can root through your closet for last year’s classic style, but if you want to fill your summer wardrobe with eye-catching bikinis and chic one-pieces, you have to keep up with the current cuts and styles.
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Thankfully, swimwear fashion debuts early. In fact, Miami Swim Week premiered some of the top runway trends in swimsuit fashion that will be all over the beach this year. Here are some of the best styles you should be looking out for, inspired by runway designs.
Although high-cut legs are not a new trend in swimwear fashion, they are a particularly flattering one. Falling higher on the hips, this style elongates your legs and lengthens your entire figure. They can appear in high-waisted or low-rise bottoms, but either way, they are particularly complimentary on almost any body type.
This season, high-cut legs will become especially prominent. You’ll see them paired with a high-rise waistband and a skimpy cut, creating a look that extends your figure while simultaneously drawing attention to your backside.
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Trends are nothing if not cyclical, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that retro styles continuously work their way in and out of popular fashion. This season, retro is back again, primarily featuring styles that evoke 80’s and 90’s fashion. Sporty tankinis, ruching along the bodice, and vivid prints and neon colours will be prominent by the seaside. Polka dots and zippered details will be especially popular, along with suits that feature a little more coverage. Accessorized correctly, you could even pull off many of these timeless styles as a trendy streetwear outfit., you could even pull off many of these timeless styles as a trendy streetwear outfit.
Animal prints have been bringing their wild but neutral look to the runway for several seasons, and it doesn’t appear that they’ll be stopping any time soon. At the same time, animal rights are of the utmost importance in the current climate, so faux fabrics are the new norm. Thankfully, genuine animal skin isn’t a concern when it comes to your swimwear, allowing you to embrace this stylish look without a hint of guilt.
Classic leopard print and sleek snake print will be popular choices for trendy bikinis and one-pieces as a way of bringing flashy, animalistic flair to your day at the beach. A printed top or bottom can be paired with an article in a solid colour for a wholly sophisticated look.
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Basic women’s designer swimwear doesn’t cut it anymore this season. While a sleek, no-frills look used to the height of fashion, swimwear trends are moving towards more intricate designs. Knotted details and elaborate ties are taking over the swimwear scene. Minimalism is out, embellishments that allow the suit to double as a top are in.
Stringy ties that wrap around your body multiple times are a particularly popular way to embrace this trend. If you still veer towards a simpler style, knotted waistbands and decorative ties can also allow you to add this style to your wardrobe. Either way, this season’s trends are moving towards showy adornments, rather than the austere style that was so prevalent in the past.
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Embrace the swimwear trend that resonates with your everyday sense of style, find a cut that hugs your body shape perfectly, and go out and rock it confidently!