Shopping for a swimsuit you want to find a suit that will accentuates your best features while at the same time hiding your trouble areas. First you have to determine the best swimwear that will flatter your body type. "What's my body type?" I see those wheels turning in your head, so let me get started explaining body types.
Pear-shaped women should focus on accentuating their bust and upper body, while concealing the lower part of their body.
Who: Women with larger legs, thighs, or bottoms.
What: Accentuate the top part of your body and hide the lower part.
How: Pair solid bottoms with a brightly color tops to draw the eye upward.
Best styles: Skirtinis, tankini sets, or one-pieces with brightly colors tops.
Apple-shaped women should focus on drawing the eye downward with flowing designs and styles. Choose prints over solids, as solids will draw more attention to your body.
Who: Women with larger chests, shoulders, or stomachs.
What: Accentuate your legs with more coverage in the bustier area.
How: Wear tummy-trimming suits and brightly colored prints to draw attention downward.
Best styles: Swimdresses and all-over print one-piece suits.
Women with small waists should accentuate them! Focus on finding swimsuits that emphasize the waist by drawing attention to it with belts, colors, and prints.
Who: Women with larger chests and hips, but with a small waist.
What: Accentuate your thin waist and upper body.
How: Draw attention to your waist with a fun belt, or a swimsuit that emphasizes the waist.
Best styles: One-piece suits with brightly colored tops and designs.
Large-busted women should focus on finding a swimsuit that provides comfort and support, as well as fashion. The halter top is the most figure-flattering top for large-busted women.
Who: Women with larger chests.
What: Accentuate your chest while staying comfortable.
How: Wear underwire tops with sturdy straps to draw attention to the chest while flattering it.
Best styles: Halter tops (the A-line creates a slimming effect, and the thick straps provide bust support) as well as underwire tops with thick straps.
I hope I was able to shine light on what swimsuits that will flatter your body type. Just remember no two bodies are exactly alike, and no swimsuit advice is perfect. Knowing what looks good on you will give you more options when it comes to choosing a swimsuit. I suggest that that you always try on swimsuits and once you find that awesome suit that screams THIS IS THE ONE, make sure to pair it with stylist flip flops, sunglasses, and a hat to complete your look!
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