"Chic, Cute yet Modest Bathing Suit Alternative: The Swim Dress"
Swim dresses are a throwback from the past. It was the swimdress that was the norm back in the days. But over time, they became shorter and more revealing resulting in skimpy bikinis. However, these cute bathing suits are today looked upon as chic women swim wear which provide excellent coverage and modesty without sacrificing your sense of style!
This type of swimsuit varies in length and styles, and they often remind you of mini dresses. From tube, tank to halter top, and flared to straight hemline, you're sure to find something that tickles your taste!
Swim dresses can also be the perfect match if you have Inverted Triangle body shape (wide shoulders and narrow hips) depending on the shape of the bottom skirt. If the skirt is flowy and A-line shaped you'll notice how the flare will balance out your frame - creating curves around the hips and making it look like you have a proportional body shape.
How to Look Good in a Swim Dress
Wear a bathing suit that flatters your body shape
It's like shopping for dresses - you want to select a style that complements your body figure so that your silhouette will look more proportional (think Hourglass), giving you curves on all of the right places!
Inverted Triangle body (prominent shoulders): You'll look best in wide straps - because thin straps will only make your wide shoulder look bigger in comparison. Your body figure will also benefit from swim dresses with interest around the hips such as ruffles or print.
Apple body (prominent chest and mid-riff): Since your bust, chest and mid-riff are the most prominent, you need bathing suits that draw attention away from this area add more curves around the hips.
You and inverted triangle body shape share some of the clothing guidelines - but your widest body point is lower on your body shape, which means you need swimsuit that adds interest lower on your body figure. Or simply opt for a swimming suit that tuck in your waist such as a Miraclesuit or details that camouflage your waist (eg. ruching) and keep your girls up (think bust support).
Want more curves?
Then I recommend you to try swimsuit styles that give you curves on the right places - bust and hip-area.
For example a belted dress style or/and flowy A-line bottom skirt - it's a fabulous way to fake yourself to an Hourglass silhouette, making your waist narrower, hips and bust curvier. A push up top will also help plump up your breasts which helps make your waist slimmer.
If this is your first time buying a one-piece dress swimsuit
You can never go wrong with dark, solid-colored pieces as they go with absolutely everything
and slim down on your body parts with extra flab. However, you should also take your
body shape into consideration because the right style for your body type is crucial to looking your best.
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