Sunshine, blue skies and a warm springtime breeze. It can only mean one thing: beach season is back again! But if finding that perfect seaside ensemble fills you with more dread than excitement, fret not. With a few tips and tricks, you too can find that ideal swimsuit that not only hides your flaws, but accentuates your best assets too. All set? Let’s go shopping!
You’ve Got: A Bigger Bust
We know - sometimes it can seem that swimsuits are designed purely with petite bodies in mind. Not so! A bigger bust merely means looking for a swimsuit that offers added support where you need it most. Shop around for a bikini top that comes with built-in underwire and molded cups for added coverage and support. Think of it as shopping for a super-supportive bra with the added bonus of a cute design too!
You’ve Got: a Smaller Bust
On the opposite end of the spectrum lie those with smaller chest areas. Those swimsuits with uber-trendy embellishments and ruffled detailing are designed specifically with you in mind. When shopping for swimwear, look for suits with any sort of detailing across the chest. The more attention you can draw to your chest, the larger it will appear. Particularly flattering on smaller busts are bandeau styles with sparkles or fringes hanging down. Not only do the breasts appear shapelier, you’ll highlight your collarbone and shoulders in the process too.
You’ve Got: Larger Thighs and Hips
Did you know that most women share this body type? Pear-shaped ladies look best in swimsuits that even out the body’s proportions. You may be tempted into wearing a cover-all one-piece swimsuit but how about experimenting with a new style? A high-waisted bikini bottom is excellent at streamlining the hip and stomach area. Top it all off with a retro Marilyn Monroe style bikini top. Don’t say I didn’t warn you though: the compliments are about to come streaming in!