Many women avoid going to the beach because they feel they don’t have that ideal “beach body”. Some feel that they may be too big and that the only nice swimsuits out there are bikinis. Others who are secure with their body, have difficulty finding or choosing the swimsuit that is ideal for their body type. However, with changing needs, certain swimsuits have been designed for a variety of body types and shapes and hence there’s now something for everyone!
A balanced swimsuit that adequately covers your bottom half is ideal for this body type. Avoid boy shorts and tops that will avert all attention to your top half and not the bottom half.
Swimsuits with moulded cups or with underwire to provide ample support. Ideally, ensure the top has a similar size to your bra cup. If you desire to minimize the focus on this area of the body, avoid tops that are overly extravagant.
Swim tops for this body type should be as extravagant as possible, for example, equipped bows or patterns to make the bust area appear larger. Triangle tops, bra tops with padding and halters also “create” extra cleavage.
Athletic Body Type
Use styles that flaunt your frame and with less coverage to give the illusion of a more shapely body. Tops and bottoms can be as extravagant as possible with bold prints because these can create the illusion of more curves. One piece suits with certain cut-outs help to “create” curves.
One piece and two piece suits that are not too close fitting, as well as those with high waist styles are ideal for this body type as these give the appearance of a flatter stomach.
Wear a suit that highlights your curves but gives enough support and coverage to the necessary areas. However, if you do not wish to accentuate the curves, avoid string bikinis with thicker ties.
Solid coloured suits with a design on the side are ideal. These will help create the illusion of an hourglass figure drawing attention away from the shoulder area. An asymmetrical suit will also draw attention away from your shoulders and to your neck.
A swimsuit bottom with frills or loud designs can give the illusion of a bigger butt. Also, showing a bit of butt check is preferable for this body type
Swimsuits with solid bottoms and printed tops are preferable, so as to not draw attention to the butt area. This will give the body a more balanced look as no body part will stand out above the others.
Low rise bottoms can make your torso appear longer than it is. These should be ideally paired with a halter top so that attention is drawn to the upper body.
Persons with Back Fat
Avoid thin straps; use suits with thick straps and high backs so that any humps can be smoothed over and concealed.
Suit bottoms should have a high cut in the leg area, to give the legs a more elongated look. The higher the cut the better.
Persons with this body type should ideally wear bottoms with more coverage than the usual swimsuit bottoms. These can have a skirt-like bottom to hide the upper part of the legs.
Big Hips, Skinny Legs
Off the shoulder suits are ideal for this body type as it will give your clavicle an elongated look, balancing out the shoulders and the hips.
Tankinis (tank top, bikini bottoms) are perfect for those pregnant ladies who wish to flaunt their body at the beach.
As you can see, there’s a swimsuit out there for virtually anyone. What is important when buying a swim suit is to determine if you wish to cover up your distinctive features or accentuate them. Whichever you decide, there is no need to be preoccupied about what you wear at the beach and how you look. Anyone can rock a swimsuit as long as it suits their body type.
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