Search
Generic filters

How to choose the perfect swimsuit to look and feel fabulous!

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email
Image Courtesy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcovdz/

It’s that time of year again. You pull out your swimmers from last season and realise they are so faded and stretched, that there is no way you can wear them!

You are in desperate need of a new pair. The fright of realisation then comes over you – you need to go swimwear shopping! Ahhh, those change rooms with the unflattering lights and hideous mirrors. It can be really an unpleasant experience.

The key to finding the perfect swimsuit without the pain and suffering of trying on millions of styles, is one thing and one thing only… know your bodyshape.

There are five main bodyshapes and I don’t usually like to pigeon hole as most people fall between a few different shapes but you can use these as your key..

1. Broad & Sexy (AKA ‘inverted triangle’)

This is for the broads with smaller waist and hips compared to their shoulders.

Flattering Styles:

  • Two pieces with slightly low-cut necklines and/or wide set straps that even out your shoulders are flattering.
  • Avoid tiny bottoms and find styles with deisgns that accent the lower body e.g low rise or bootcut bottoms
  • Look for swimsuits with bust support
  • Play up your figure by pairing a solid colour top with a printed bottom to visually even out your body.
Seafolly top

Seafolly Goddess Bustier, $119.95

2. Apple Delicious (AKA ‘Apple’)

This is the apple delicious babe with a rounded tummy and big bust with slim hips, a great bum and lovely legs.

Flattering Styles:

  • Go for styles that show off your bust, halter necks with a V neckline work well.
  • If choosing a one-piece, go for styles that have an empire line under your bust. Don’t be afraid to show it off!
  • Don’t be afraid to use colour. Vibrant patterns will gloss over problem areas and strong block colours will accentuate your best bits.

3. Sexy Curves (AKA ‘hourglass’)

This is characterised by a curvy bust and hips with a slimmer waist.

Flattering Styles:

  • Curvy girls really don’t have many limits when choosing bikinis you can go for anything that really takes your fancy… lucky you!
  • If choosing a one piece, choose one with emphasis to the narrowest point of your waist.
  • Avoid mixing and matching tops and bottoms, keep styles in proportion with matching top and bottoms.
Tigerlily Bikini, $199.95

4. Atheletic (AKA ‘rectangle’)

This is a lean athletic bodyshape with a straight up and down, sporty figure.

Flattering Styles:

  • Styles with feminie ruffles/frills will work great.
  • Avoid mixing and matching tops and bottoms, keep styles in proportion with matching top and bottoms.
athletic

Seafolly Shimmer Mini Tube & Hipster Pant with Frill

5. Bootylicious Babe

The bootylicious babe is the pear bodyshape that has a classic feminine silhouette, with hips, thighs or bum that are bigger than the top half.

Flattering Styles:

  • Draw attention to your top half with ruching detail.
  • If buying bikini separates, keep the bottoms in one solid colour and have fun with patterns and colour on the top.

Jets Himalaya Onepiece

If you’re unsure about what bodyshape you are, why not do an e-styling consultation from the comfort of your own home with me? I currently have 25% off a 30-minute phone consutation where you receive personalised style boards and a 30 minute phone consultation at your preferred date and time.

e styling

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print

You may also like ...

Search
What are you searching for?
Businesses
Events
Jobs
Articles
Generic filters