The Best Swimsuits to Compliment Your Body Type

Summer is just around the corner, and this means that there are some good times ahead: sunbathing, beach time, pool parties, and vacations. This also means that you’ll be spending a lot of time in the sun and by the water. Since it’s not a good idea to wear the same swimsuit for more than one season (or two seasons, tops) you’ll have to go out to do some swimsuit shopping. As frustrating as it may seem to you at first, when you know what to look for, you’ll find the shopping trip much more enjoyable.

What’s your body type?

In order to pick the swimsuit which will make your body look its best, cover the features you’d like to keep hidden, and put an emphasis on some other parts, you should first know your body type. You can do this simply by standing in front of a large mirror in your underwear and examining your body closely. On the other hand, you can also use measuring tape if you’d like to be certain. When finished, try comparing your measurements to the different body types. Once you have your body type, try finding the best swimsuit for you.  

Apple shape

apple shape
If you’re bigger in the middle and usually put on weight around the stomach, you have apple-shaped body. The best swimsuits for you are the ones that cover your tummy, so you should look for high-waist bikinis or one-piece suits. Remember, shirring works miracles, and the gathered fabric will hide any bulges while accentuating your waist at the same time. Vintage-style high waist bikinis are also wonderful for those who carry their weight in the lower part of the abdomen.

Big bust

For girls with huge chest, getting a great bikini can be a nightmare. Traditional string bikinis are a nightmare, and no matter what that the top says (S, M, or L), it’s never going to be big or comfortable enough. The support is the key, and you should pick high-quality pieces with underwire and double-stitched bands. Pick bra-styled tops with adjustable straps, and tops with higher back because these offer the most support.

Pear shape

apple shape
Your hips and thighs are curvy, but your bust is smaller, you have a pear-shaped body. The key to finding the perfect piece is to balance your proportions and cover the bottom part of your body. A plunging neckline or eye-catching top draws the eye upward, minimizing the bottom. A plunge front, strappy back one piece swimwear will draw everyone’s eyes upwards, or you can opt for off-the-shoulder style swimsuits which will put your shoulders on display. On the other hand, steer clear of thick-banded bottoms and boy shorts, no matter how popular they are, because all the extra fabric will draw attention to the very part you’re trying to cover.

Hourglass shape

The girls who seem to have it all – curves at all the right places, still need to get enough coverage and support. Highlighting your curves while getting the swimsuit that you like can be a nightmare. For those who like to exaggerate their curves, monokinis and string bikinis are a great choice. Getting an asymmetrical suit will draw the eye upwards toward the neckline, accentuating your collarbones instead of your chest.

The most important thing is for you to feel good and comfortable in your own body. Confidence works better than any makeup, and if you love your body, you’ll be calm and confident no matter what you wear. When out there buying swimsuits, remember that the most important thing is to feel good wearing it.

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