The right swimsuit to flatter your figure
Posted on May 20 2015
Summer is around the corner and it is time to start thinking about beach, and more importantly, what to wear to feel gorgeous and confident. There are a few perfect bodies out there, so we all have something we are trying to deal with, but you can find a perfect suit to flatter your figure if you know a few basics.
Should you go for One-Piece or Two-Piece swimsuit?
Let me tell you, even the most beautiful, sexiest women on the beach often wear one-piece swimsuits. They do not reveal it all, but prefer to keep things interesting. Many one-piece suits show more back and less tummy, others show more cleavage or thigh. Try to show off your best assets and conceal the parts that you are less happy with. Always remember you are aiming for a balanced silhouette.
Other thing to consider is, whether you are into swimming or not. If you are, then definitely get a one-piece as you don’t want anything to come undone while you’re doing laps or snorkeling on a crowded beach. Find one that doesn’t cup into the shoulders, has comfortable stretchy fabric and doesn’t creep up the backside.
Small on Top
- If you are small on top, perhaps look for tops with a touch of padding, or an underwire bra which makes the most of your bust line. Try to find a top with adjustable straps at shoulders so you can tighten and adjust things and it will help you fill out the top line.
- You are lucky for being able to wear the cute, ruffled tops that are hot right now. You are the only ones who can also pull off the bandeau tops as well as tri-tops, which big busted girls only dream about.
- Avoid tops that have too much fabric or generally have a poor fit. Opt for separates, where you can choose top and bottom separately.
Big on Top
You may need some extra support, so I would recommend underwire tops which can work well and look great.
- Halter top bikinis are great choice as they offer support whilst provide sexy cleavage. Look for styles that are banded around the midriff and can be tied in the back and around the next. This style gives you lift and allows you to make adjustments for a personal fit.
- Look for one-piece swimsuits with some structure in the bust, such as a soft foam cups or a shelf bra. Also look out for a wider shoulder straps, as they are more comfortable than thin spaghetti straps and they hold your girls locked in.
- Avoid strapless bandeau tops as well as tiny tri-tops that offer no support and minimal coverage. Again, try to buy a top and bottom sizes separately.
Short legs or torso
Here are a few things you can do to make your legs or torso look much longer.
- First of all, play up your figure by choosing a suit that is cut high on the thing. This will make your legs look longer and it is even better if your have curvy hips as this will accentuate your smaller waist and gives you a flirty look.
- You should also go for vertical stripes, as they are well known to visually lengthen the body. Another thing you can do is wear a solid bottom bikini with a printed top. This will draw the eye upwards and gives you a longer look.
- A solid, one-piece suit with a plunging neckline creates a continues, long appearance and is gorgeous.
- Avoid boy shorts and skirted bikins as they draw the eye downward and can make you look shorter.
Long Body Shape
Lucky you as your legs go on and on and clothes drape beautifully on you. However, you do need to make sure that you do not look like a bean pole at the beach in your swimsuit.
- Go wild with the embellishments at the hips and bust line- rings, jewels, ties and bows are all great for you.
- Try horizontal stripes and super brights colors which are so ‘in’ right now.
- If you prefer one-piece swimsuit, try to look for one with a great detail or cut-out suits as this will help break up your long torso, just like a bikini does.
- Boy shorts and cute ruffled skirts are great for you your shape.
- However, avoid up and down stripes, high necklines and dark, solid colors.
The problem isn’t that you do not have a waist, its just you have slim hips.
- If you do not have curves, you can create some by wearing one-piece suit with a high on the thigh cut. A belted waistline on a one-piece suit will give you the appearance of a whittled middle. So will a draped, surplice detail that pinches in at the waist, or a curvy seam line that runs down each side of the torso.
- Bikinis are great choice for you. You can add some illusions at the hips with rings, ruffles and bows. If you are small on top, opt for a strapless bandeau. Another thing to do it to go for a dark, solid bottom and a wildly printed or embellished top.
- Avoid solid-colored or horizontal striped one-pieces.
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The keyword is Balance. You will want to play up the bottom of your torso and minimize the top.
- Wear bikini bottoms that have lots of color and print and also sport accents at the hips such as ties, belts and sashes. Also, wide shoulder straps and square necklines can make you look fabulous.
- Avoid the "V" silhouette by staying away from those plunging neck lines or teeny, tiny bikini bottoms.
Plus size figure
Show a little skin in just the right places and you will look seductively svelte and super sexy!
- Look for one-piece swimsuits with lace or mesh inserts. A strategically placed cut-out, or a deep V neckline, can really change your visual image.
- Lengthen your thigh with an adjustable ruching detail at the hip. A sheer sarong can give you a little confidence and gives you a glamorous look.
- Dark, cool colors are always good. So are swirling, or V patterns. Try a swimsuit with dark, solid panels down each side of the torso and a floral printed middle.
- Avoid too much fabric. Modesty is certainly OK, but too much coverage is not necessarily a better option. Also, stay away from white, as well as bright, neon fabrics.
Too Much Tummy
If you are self conscious about your tummy try one of those fabulous, tummy, control panel, swimsuits: they really work wonders.
- If you're going for a two-piece swimsuit, then checkout the, "meet-and-greet," tankinis that are everywhere today. They cover just enough, but you still have the freedom and hip factor of a bikini.
- A one-piece with some draping around the waist or hips can also help to conceal.
- Avoid itsy bitsy bikinis and solid colored, one-pieces.
Big on Bottom
The mini-skirted bikinis are too cute and made just for you! Don't go for a super frilly one, though. Instead, pick a smooth, skimming skirt that is short and sweet, but covers all the bits that it needs to. However, a ruffled or highly decorated top is OK as the details will draw attention to your top half.
- You could also go for a moderate, bottom bikini that has a 3 inch side...very chic! Make that a solid bottom and print top for a super effect.
- Try a maillot one piece. Something with wide straps, or a strong horizontal neckline, will balance out your silhouette. Remember, playing up your top side will de-emphasize your bottom side.
- Avoid boy shorts, too skimpy bottoms, or lots of ruffles and details at the hips.
Enjoy your day in the sun during this amazing time!
Some moms-to-be choose to go with a regular bikini because they don’t have to worry about the middle part getting in the way. However, as the day draws closer, you will probably want a one-piece. Pick one that you can let out and adjust as your tummy and hips expand. You will probably want some support in the bust as well.
Avoid buying a cheap swimsuit. You will be better off with one or two higher quality swimsuits that are sympathetic to your condition and will last the season.
The Perfect Body
If you've got it go for it!
A tiny, designer bikini looks good on so few people, you should consider it your solemn duty to beautify the beach and make a few heads turn. Spend the extra money on a hip, new, creation and look like a million dollars.
Time to start looking
Find your suit BEFORE you go on vacation. Prices at resorts can be astronomical and you don't want to spend all of your time looking for a suit that fits.
Make sure you take your measurements before you start shopping and use those, not size numbers to find your best fit. You can choose your tops and bottoms separately as this allows you to create a custom tailored suit. Whatever you do, don't just sit there on the deck or sand. Get out there and enjoy your tropical adventure!
Check out MyBraOutlet's swimwear collection here.
This Elegant slimming swimsuit is great for plus size girls as it is slimming as well as for girls who are bigger on top or has tummy problems. It offers support and with its draped bust detail, it looks gorgeous!
Swimsuit with decorative stripes- perfect for girls with long body shape and torso as the decorative stripes raises the waist and creates a longer silhouette.
Patterned embossed swimsuits- This is great for many shapes- plus size, big hips, long body, big top, wide shoulders....It controls and shapes the figure and has supportive band to support the bust.The 'half skirt swimsuit' is flattering with a beautiful neckline.