Swimsuit season is fast approaching. For most women, it can be a scary thing to go shopping for a swimsuit. It can be even scarier to wear one in public. Here are some tips for you to follow to find that perfect suit and look your best on the beach.
9 Swimsuit Tips For All Body Types
- When buying a two-piece bathing suit, make sure that there is plenty of coverage on the bottom to prevent rear and side exposure.
- Check the side of your bikini top to make sure that you have enough support for your chest.
- When choosing a string bikini, choose a style that you can tie yourself to adjust the fit of the suit.
- You can wear a bold pattern, as long as the cut on the suit flatters you.
- When buying a one-piece opt for a scoop neck or a v-neck and not the high styles that athletes wear to swim in.
- A thong is never ok unless you are a supermodel and even then it’s a maybe.
- If you really feel self-conscious about wearing a suit, buy a cute sarong or sundress to cover up.
- Look for separates if you are two different sizes on the top and bottom.
- If you are going to be active in the suit, choose a suit that will stay in place.
If You’re Pear-Shaped…
Keep the focus on your top half with bright patterns and colors on top and plain colors on the bottom if you have a pear shape body. Wide-set straps help balance out your shoulders to your hips. Dark bottoms with a slightly high-cut leg will help downplay hips and thighs while elongating the legs.
If You’re Curvy…
Buy bottoms that ride on the hips. Wear a plus-size suit that has a lot of spandex as it will deliver support and control. Wear a halter top or an x-back top for support.
If You Have A Boy Shape…
A halter top can make a small chest look bigger. So can ruffles. Side ties add a little curve to your hips. Buy bottoms that are low-slung with a high-cut leg to give you more of an hourglass figure.
If You Are Petite…
Show your curves and no one will notice your height. Buy a halter top to bring attention up top to your bust line. Buy a high-cut bottom to lengthen your legs.
If You Are Busty…
Do not buy a string bikini. It does not offer enough support. A halter provides great support and also looks great. For even more support, go with a swim top with underwires. A wide banded below the bust can help the top stay in place.