One that is perfect for the beach or the swimming pool while dramatic enough to convey total sex appeal.
The following swimsuit tips use strategically placed color splashes and abstract prints to make you feel empowered, confident and perfectly beautiful.
Before you buy a swimsuit, here are Bathing Suit Basics for all shapes and sizes:
Determine your body type. If you have a small bust, an average sized waist and a large bottom, you are pear-shaped.
Have a large bottom and an ample bosom? You are an hourglass. If you are without any curves you are slender, banana-shaped or athletic. Apple shapes have a larger upper-body and smaller bottom.
Petite women have short torsos and short legs while tall women have bodies with long torsos and long legs.
- Color is key. Use light colors for areas that you want to feature, and dark colors for body parts that you would rather conceal than reveal.
All black suits are safe and slimming, but choose swimwear with dark panels on the waistline to reduce and sculpt a large midsection.
- Reduce your fabric. Less is definitely more with swimwear. If you are trying to reduce hips, breasts and legs, refrain from draping large swaths of fabric along these areas.
You will draw more attention to these figure flaws, instead of displaying your other assets.
Here are a few top shopping tips to find the best bathing suit for your body type:
When you go swimsuit shopping, you need to choose one that can stand the test of surf, sand, and time. Consider choosing swimwear that highlights the best look for your exact shape.
Some of the swimwear style secrets include: halter tops to show off alluring shoulders; sexy one-piece suits that give off youthful vibes; classic, simple, and black designs, and bright, electric patterns.
Classic black suits include sexy halters or a retro-cut. Short shorts allow the wearer to take a stroll, show off a cute suit, and cover their bottoms.
The best bathing suits for pear shapes feature:
- Tops with a lighter color that includes fun details, or a pretty pattern.
- String tops make the upper half seem narrow.
- High-cut bottoms that minimize the hips and gives the illusion of longer legs.
- Skirted suits for pear shapes mask fuller hips and thighs easily.
The best bathing suits for small busts and petites feature:
- Bathing suits with underwire fabric that gives shape to small busts.
- Structured tops with ruffles build up the bust and create the visual impression of fullness.
- Pretty pastel colors, beading and pleating will boost a non-existent bust line and add curves.
The best bathing suits for belly control feature:
- Extra-control Lycra-and-spandex fabric flattens the stomach.
- One-piece swimwear offer the most coverage.
- Bathing suits with ruching or draping around the torso camouflages a thick waist.
- A high-cut leg or low-cut top draw eyes away from the middle.
- A one-shoulder suit shows off a great décolletage and draws the eye upward.
- Hidden bras or underwire cups are necessary if the top is not a halter.
- Cups big enough to hold in your breasts.
- A band under the breasts that tie in the back, allowing for extra security during swimming.
- One-piece halter with a low-cut V.
- Halter-tops have tie closures that lift the bust, underwire that helps it stay put, and plenty of fabric to prevent sideways spillage.
Swimsuits for plus sizes feature:
- Stripes that are vertical or angled across the body.
- Wrap styles that hide a thick middle.
- Spaghetti straps, higher leg, waist-defining ruching and slimming control panels.
- An a-line silhouette conceals fuller hips.
- Suits with plenty of Lycra.
- Tops with racerbacks or thick straps give better support to the bust.