Summer is here now and if you haven’t found the perfect bathing suit yet, we are here to help you.
No matter what your shape or size, there is a bathing suit out there for you that is both flattering and sensible. Find your body shape below and read more about what types of bathing suits are best for you.
If you are one of the lucky few who have an hourglass figure, feel blessed in knowing that you can wear just about any type of bathing suit you want.
Just because you have an hourglass figure, doesn’t mean your body is perfect though. If you have small breasts (AA-B), buy suits that create cleavage with underwire and padding. A great bathing suit like this one has a push-up bra that will accentuate your beautiful curves.
The most flattering styles for you to wear include bikinis with padded tops, either halter necklines or bandeau tops. Your body will also look good in most one piece bathing suits. Low cut, fitted tankinis are also flattering.
If you are an apple shape, you can’t just wear any bathing suit. Chances are, you won’t be able to buy your top and bottom as a set because if the bottom fits, the top will be too small. If you buy the next size up, then the top will fit, but the bottom will be too small. This can make bathing suit shopping hard for you, but not impossible.
For a big chest, support your bust with a higher neckline or a built-in bra. Tankinis are ideal for large chests, as are sexy halter styles with higher necklines. You don’t want to wear un-supportive bathing suits like triangle bikinis.
We recommend this Green Camo Two Piece Tankini Swimsuit by Caribbean Sand. We also recommend this Floral Fiesta Two Piece Bandeau Tankini Swimsuit w/ Matching Cover Up.
If you are a pear shape, you may not want to show off your hips and thighs in a little bikini. Go for skirted suits, strapless styles and swimdresses that cover up your lower half, while keeping you looking sexy and slim.
We recommend these cute swimdresses: Shell One Piece Bandeau Swimdress Swimsuit by Beach Scene.
When buying a swimsuit, don’t limit yourself too much. You can buy just about any swimsuit you want as long as you can find a coordinating cover-up. Victoria’s Secret has some really sexy and sensible cover-ups to match their swimsuits.
If you have a round body shape, swimsuit shopping can be a miserable experience. But it doesn’t have to be! Even if you are plus size, there are plenty of flattering bathing suits for you!
When swimsuit shopping, keep in mind that florals, prints or stripes camouflage a large tummy. Bathing suits with skirts or swimdresses will cover up and problem areas you might have. If you have a large chest as well, support your bust with a higher neckline or a built-in bra.
If you carry most of your weight in your belly, we recommend this Solid Slender Convertible Swim Dress from Land’s End. If you wear plus sizes, we recommend this Miraclesuit from Lane Bryant that promises to make you look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds. If you need a bigger cup size, we recommend this Bali Hai Two Piece Cup Sized Beaded Skirtini Swimsuit by Roxanne
If you have a slim or athletic figure, there may be parts of your body you want to accentuate in order to create some curves. Don’t be mistaken and think that just because you are thin, you can wear any bathing suit. Certain styles can look sloppy and unflattering on slender women.
If you have small breasts, buy suits that create cleavage with underwire and padding. Unpadded triangle bikinis are probably the most unflattering for your body. If you don’t have small breasts though, you can get away with it.
Also, keep in mind that florals, prints or stripes give the illusion of curves. Ideally, you want to create an hourglass figure. Here are a few bathing suits to help you do just that: Adjustable triangle top & Double-string bottom and this Wireless push-up top & Belted scoop bottom from Victoria’s Secret.
There are many bathing suits to choose from in Maternity sizes these days. Whether you want to show off your bump, or hide it away, you are sure to find just the right swimsuit.
For fantastic maternity swimsuits, visit these sites:
• Old Navy