We’re lucky enough to get some tips here for The Fashionable Housewife readers on how to find the perfect swimsuit from Aerin Kwait-Taubin, designer/founder of Aerin Rose Swimwear! Read on to discover what you’re doing wrong (or, rather, what you’re already doing right)!
If you are full busted
- Look for under wires combined with built-in shelf bras.
- Wide and open necklines that bring the attention to your collar bone and face will flatter a fuller bust.
- Do not wear suits that come up high over the bust because it creates the illusion of a longer and larger bust line.
- Halters are also very visually flattering on full bust but it needs to be combined with support from the wire to alleviate too much weight on the neck.
- Straps on the shoulder are another appealing option but make sure they have adjustable slides to get the perfect fit.
- Tie backs or backs with adjustability are also something important to look for to give the perfect fit.
If you are small busted
- Look for built- in (not removable) push up pads. Some of the retro demi cup suits are adorable and well padded without looking fake.
- Avoid removable pads which can shift around and look uneven as well as show outlines when the suit gets wet.
- Ruffles and other details on the cups are also good to give the cups a fuller appearance
- Go uber sexy and just get a tini-wini triangle top, flaunt what you’ve got!
To create a smaller waistline and/or hips
- Look for tummy control fabrics in one piece suits.
- Tankinis are a great concealer while still giving you the two piece convenience.
- For minimizing the tummy and hip area, a fabulous disguise is shirring, in any way that goes across the stomach and/or lower torso.
- Color blocking, where the outer sides of the body are a darker color than the middle visually helps to minimize hips.
- Wear leg lines that go a little higher. If the leg line is not high cut enough, it will sit too low on your hip (the widest part of your body) and draw the eye there, if it is higher your hip and leg will appear elongated and slimmer.
Check out Aerin’s line over at AerinRose.com, and share your thoughts on her fantastic tips in the comments! One of the things that sets Aerin Rose apart is the fact that they offer sizing by bra size (so, for me, I’d get a 32 D/DD) instead of Small, Medium and Large, so you’re more likely to get a perfect fit the first time around!