The woman who finds the suit that fits her shape and you find a happy woman.
We've resolved to put an end to the fear and frustration that come with swimsuit shopping.
When it comes to putting your “girls” in the limelight, swimsuits take the lead. But what about those of us who do not feel that this is our best asset? If you are feeling a little less then loved in that department, we have you covered…so to speak. A swimsuit puts your girls on stage, front and center. We did our research and found the swimsuit styles that are designed to enhance what you have whether it is overabundance or less than ample.
If your shape leans towards the more athletic side, what my grandmother use to call boyish, then you need a suit that creates curves and boosts your bustline. You want to look for two-piece prints with ruffles or fringe; both will emphasize the bust and hips. If you must go with a one-piece chose one with padded cups and side cutouts giving the illusion of curves and girls!
If pear is more your shape, your suit needs to be all about balancing. Swim skirts in solid color bottoms and a print top are a great way to draw the eye up and down-play the hips and rear. When looking for a one piece, again chose solid colors but look for one shoulder design or a key hole cut that draws attention to your décolletage.
If your fruit type happens to be apple your suit syle needs to be all about the middle. No matter if you’re busty or hippy you want a suit to give the illusion of a smaller waist. The bandeau or tankini top does just that. Both styles will draw attention to your chest and shoulders while simultaneously minimizing your waist. The choice of brightly colored, detailed bottoms help by creating interest. When choosing a one-suit look for high-cut legs and avoid halters tops at all costs. For those of you who are an apple but also are blessed with an abundance of TaTa’s, it’s all about support! First the good, halter tops the bad, triangle tops. Check out suits that are bra size based and lines that cater to large busts. Lands' End, has a Swim Resource Guide that provides education on swim bra support (I would suggest that you create a similar guide to this one. If not you should take this reference out)
The Mikoh Lanikai Miyako Bikini in Bone features a macrame front unpadded halter top that ties around the neck. The bottoms are a lowrise skimpy thong cut. If you smaller on top, look for suits that are triangular in shape and suits with padding. Again this is a suit that can be shopped by bra size. Most lines have varying levels of push-up and padding options. You can choose from the super enhanced to the sexy but can still play volleyball in variety. Our pick for this shape is (you will need to fill in the suits that fall into this range) When you have found your perfect suit but you are still nervously waiting for bathing suit season, there is always the tried and true, plan B...Popsugar has an excellent section called the Beach Body Countdown #BikiniBody. A combination of the perfect fit and some time at the gym will have you sporting a new suit and a new attitude this summer.