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How to choose the perfect swimsuit II

June 4th, 2017

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 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.

MIKOH BIKINI

MIKOH BIKINI

LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ BIKINI

LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ BIKINI

 

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.

MIKOH BIKINI

MIKOH BIKINI

MIKOH BIKINI

MIKOH BIKINI

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.
 

EMMA PAKE BIKINI

EMMA PAKE BIKINI

ADRIANA DEGREAS BIKINI

ADRIANA DEGREAS BIKINI

 

 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.

FLAGPOLE SWIMSUIT

FLAGPOLE SWIMSUIT

MIKOH BIKINI

MIKOH BIKINI

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.

TORY BURCH SWIMSUIT

TORY BURCH SWIMSUIT

TORY BURCH SWIMSUIT

TORY BURCH SWIMSUIT

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. 

FELLA SWIMSUIT

FELLA SWIMSUIT

REVOLVE SWIMSUIT

REVOLVE SWIMSUIT

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. 

 

MARA HOFFMAN BIKINI

MARA HOFFMAN BIKINI

SOLID AND STRIPED BIKINI

SOLID AND STRIPED BIKINI

 

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.

SWIMSUITS FOR ALL

SWIMSUITS FOR ALL

 

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.

NORMA KAMALI SWIMSUIT

NORMA KAMALI SWIMSUIT

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.

EMMA JANE POLKA DOT SWIMSUIT

EMMA JANE POLKA DOT SWIMSUIT

ASOS MATERNITY GATHERED SWIMSUIT

ASOS MATERNITY GATHERED SWIMSUIT

  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.

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