Shopping for a swimsuit doesn’t have to be a painful experience! Knowing your body type makes swimsuit shopping fun and easy! Check out our section on Body Shapes to figure out what your body type is, then read the corresponding tips below.
Apple-shaped bodies have an inverted triangle shape – meaning they have broad shoulders. If this describes your body shape, you’ll want to choose a swimsuit with a high-cut neckline. This will minimize the top, and emphasize the bottom. A solid top with printed bottoms is your best bet for a 2-piece suit.
This body type has wonderfully rounded hips and bottom. With a wider waist than shoulders. One-piece boatneck, racerback and tummy-control swimsuits visibly create the illusion of broader shoulders for a more balanced figure!
If you prefer a 2-piece suit, halter-style tops with darker bottoms are a great choice!
Slender or Athletic Shape:
The slender body is long and lean with the same width at the shoulders, waist and hips. The main goal with this body type is to produce curves. You’ll want a swimsuit that creates the look of a defined waistline. Try a belted bottom!
The Hourglass Shape:The Round Shape:one-piece bathing suit. Try a ruched tankini if you have great legs and want to show them off or your legs are your favorite feature and you want them highlighted. A ruched tankini will also cover your midsection and create the illusion of a waist.
Some info gathered from iVillage.com
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