"Fashion Advice on How to Select the
Perfect Swim Wear for Your Body Figure!"
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Womens swim wear unveils imperfections that you normally hide under clothes, so selecting the right swimsuit is quite crucial to looking beach-perfect. Not only will it help you look your best when you're half-naked out in public – you'll also save time and money because they fit and you'll likely wear them again!
Want to look for the latest swimwear styles and shop instead?
Here you'll find shopping advice on what type of womens beachwear complements your body figure.
So whether you're shopping for one-piece bathing suits or bikinis, beach dresses or cover ups - be sure to review the shopping guidelines on this page to make sure that you'll look fabulous!
Choosing a swimsuit can be a daunting task, especially if you don't like showing off your body.
I mean, it's not exactly the most forgiving piece of clothing. Most of us have something we want to hide from the world.
A big butt, a flat butt. Small breasts, big breasts. Thick legs, thin legs. Wide hips, straight hips, and the list goes on.
Many women associate beach wear with skimpy little bikinis when in fact, swim wear has something for everybody -
from post-preg, plus-size to skinny figures. So whether you love or dread putting on a swimsuit
I'm quite sure you'll find a piece that will suit your needs!
Now you don't need a supermodel body to look gorgeous in a swimsuit. There are so many womens swim wear styles to choose from that will help you look your best.
Amidst all the mass varieties of swimsuits out there, how do you find the one that will make your body look your best?
Let's find out:
What Swimsuits to Invest In?
Compared to the other clothing types, swimwear is a lot more about your personal style and what looks good on your body shape. So basically, the best bathing suits to invest in are the ones that complement your body, and with details that are very you.
However if you're a chic fashionista, then you should definitely secure in a black bathing suit - either as bikini, tankini and(/or) one piece bathing suit. Black is very elegant and classy, slimming and versatile. It's good for relaxing by the pool or when you're out on the beach. You can never go wrong with black!
The Swimwear Essentials:
Fun but versatile swimsuit (eg. ruffle bikini in neutral blue)
However if black looks a bit too harsh on you - dark blues and browns can look equally classy!
I prefer a bikini because I can mix the bottom and tos, which you can do the same with tankini swimwear.
Tips on building a solid and functional swimwear drawer:
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Set yourself apart from the rest in black swimwear by looking for details and styles that reflect your personal taste.
Eg. gold hardware if you're super-classy, knots and ruffles if you're a Romantic by heart
The best way to build a classy and versatile swimsuit drawer, is to secure bikinis in solid neutrals
Such as dark navy blue, olive green, browns, whites, etc. Two toned neutrals (eg. dark blue with white polkadots) are good too. Learn more about neutrals
If you love a piece of swimwear buy more of the same style
Although black looks slimming on the bust and hips it can make you look shorter
That's because if it contrasts with the color of your skin, then it will have the opposite effect by visually "cutting up" your frame. So consider your height when buying black swimwear. Anything that blends with your skintone slims your body frame and it's timeless too
Secure at least one beach dress in a lightweight and breathable cotton fabric and not least in a versatile style
Also buy a a blouse and/or wrap skirt for easy cover up
An Hourglass silhouette is not a must but it can make prominent body parts look less obvious.
So how can we ever achieve a proportional body shape?
The first thing you need to do is to determine your body
shape and select womens swim wear that complement the shape of your body.
Like for example, if you want to minimize curves opt for a ruffle bikini top and simple bottom. Or if you lack curves (you have little to no waist definition), striped bikini can add width on upper and lower body.
Let's take a closer look at my womens swim wear suggestions for each of each body shape:
Hourglass Body Shape
Your shoulders are at the same width as your hips, and you also have a defined waist.
Goal: Accentuate waist and body proportions
So look for:
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Dramatic prints and details to play up your curves
Darker colored beachwear if you want to slim down your curves
Horizontal striped top and bottom. They widen your shoulder and hips a little and make your waist look trimmer
Solid colored bikini with a different colored waistline
Two-piece with details along the waistline (like for example ruffles, beads, etc.)
One piece bathing suits with waist details such as belt, cut-out and shirring