How to choose the perfect swimsuit II
June 4th, 2017
Every woman knows that our bodies can be our worst enemies when it comes to buying swimsuits. Having big/small boobs, short legs or no waist, can make finding the perfect swimsuit almost an impossible task to achieve.
Because our bodies are different, the choices we make in swimwear will be different, too. Some of us prefer one piece suits while others like to show more skin in two pieces bathing suits. No matter what kind of bathing suit you like, certain cuts and features will suit you best and today, I will give you tips based on real life/real body problems to help you choose the perfect swimsuit for your body type.
Long Torso: Try ruffles and big floral prints to create the illusion of a shorter torso. Ruching and shirring could also be very helpful.
Short Torso: The task in this case is to elongate the torso visually, and for that you must add length and lift the bustline. Low-rise bottoms make your torso appear longer and halter straps draw attention to your neck and shoulders, making people skim over your short mid-section.
If you have an athletic shape…
Personally, this is my case, and what I try to do is to create the illusion that I have more curves than I really do, this is easily done by choosing attention-grabbing prints and bright colors to highlight the must shapely assets. Don’t go for straight-across bandeaus, boy-cut briefs or shapeless full-pieces, as this will only enhance your athletic figure.
Broad Shoulders: If this is your case, I suggest you to go for solid colored suits with printed panels along the side. This will help create the look of an hourglass figure. You can also rock an asymmetrical neckline, which will draw the eye up and away, instead of straight across.
Fat on the back: in this case you must avoid swimwear with thin straps that will dig into your skin and make those dreaded flesh folds even more pronounced. Look for designs with thicker straps and high backs to smooth any lumps and bumps.
Short Legs: If this is your problem, your goal must be to create the illusion of elongated legs, and for that you must go for swimsuits with high cuts in the leg (yes, think Pamela Anderson on Baywatch). Since you are showing more skin, it will make your legs appear longer.
Love Handles: A high-waisted bottom works wonders in this case, this style of swimsuit is also very sophisticated, giving also a touch of glamour to your beach/pool look.
Big Thighs: If you belong to this group, you must opt for bottoms with a little bit more coverage. Bottoms with a skirt can also help to conceal part of your upper leg.
A Tummy: This is another case where ruching and shirring can make wonders. Choosing any one-piece with a plunging neckline with help to keep the focus upwards, rather than on your mid-section.
Pregnant: I believe that the most comfortable choice for moms to be is the tankini since it provides ample wiggle room and sun protection to your growing belly but you can also wear a one piece with ruching like the models I show you below.I highly recommend the brand swimsuits for all and ASOS since they have infinite options to choose from.
I hope this guide can help you to find the perfect swimsuit for your body, and in case you like to shop online I suggest you to check ASOS, Net a Porter (which in my opinion has one of the best swimwear selections), REVOLVE, swimsuitsforall and The outnet.