Whether you are chilling by the pool, making waves at the beach or hiding in the shade under a parasol, you’ll most certainly want to look the part. From the perfect swimwear, the casual kaftan or the beach bag that brings it all together, we’ve got you covered.
We get that this is the time of year to bare all whether you’ve been on a bikini diet or not (not) but give yourself a head-start by getting the style bang on for you. And don’t forget, everyone can look good in swimwear – it’s just about finding the right shape to suit your curves so check out our quick guide to send you in the right direction.
Top Tip: To highlight a feature you like use bright colours or patterns. To hide an area go for solid colours
How to choose the right swimwear for your assets
You can’t hide in a bikini or swimsuit so you gotta play to your strengths. Big bum, small bum, apple shape, pear shape: there’s do’s and don’t for every body shape out there. Here are a few:
If you want to give the appearance of more volume then ruffles, embellishment, padding or bandeau will all enhance your puppies.
You want to avoid sagging, overspill and the flatten them down to pancakes isn’t very flattering. So go underwire (for support), wider straps and make sure that the swimsuit is snug when you try it on as it will only get looser in the water. Bandeau bikinis and bustier tops give an hourglass shape.
Broad Shoulders / Athletic
If you want to downplay your shoulders, curve accentuating swimwear with cut outs will look great. Asymmetrical styles (one shoulder on display) can soften curves. Horiztonal strips , strappy ties and skimpy cuts are your friend.
It depends on how much of your cheeky bottom do you want to show? Skirted bottoms aren’t all boring and dull – there are some great sexy sarong styles for ultimate modesty. If you want to shift people’s gaze elsewhere go for a plunging neckline and strutt your stuff. For the ultimate complementary posterior opt for a block colour base with a patterned top.
Love Handles & Tummies
Fight the flab with styles that take the spotlight off your mid section and hips. High waisted bottoms work wonders for muffin tops but make sure they are not too tight at the waist or your mid section will be squeezed upwards like a toothpaste. Shirring (soft gathers) and ruching gathered around the waist help give definition and shape. Opt for a high leg style for more sex appeal. Also some cleavage will take the eye away from your tummy!