Choosing the Perfect Swimwear for your Body Type

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Choosing the Perfect Swimwear for your Body Type

 

The cut and style of swimwear goes a long way in highlighting your body for a sexy look while concealing problem areas. Read on to find out which swimwear styles are made to flatter and balance out your body shape.

Pear shaped: Also known as the triangular body shape, this is when you are wide at the bottom but narrow on top. You have a great waist/hip ratio and a full lower body, but less proportionate around the torso. Go for an asymmetrical swim skirt or a fold-over style swim bottom with adjustable strings and colour coordinate with a top that has ruffle or twist details. If you prefer a one-piece, look for bandeau styles that give full coverage down below. Also try tankinis with deep V-necks in fun colours like orange and turquoise.

Hourglass: You have a well proportioned body that can carry off just about any style. The idea here is to accentuate your waist, enhance your killer curves and elongate your legs. Try halter-neck tankinis in fun polka dots. Two piece bikinis with string style bottoms will give you a playful look and highlight your curves. Ruffled waistbands, retro-cut styles, and side cut-outs will also enhance your figure in all the right places. Also try the latest colour blocking pattern in a hot monokini style with a gold buckle.

Apple shaped: You're heavy on top and slender at the bottom, meaning that your perfect swimwear should minimise the mid-torso and enhance the entire lower half of your body. It is a good idea to avoid two-piece bikinis. Instead, try one piece tiered swimsuits with plunging necklines or side detailing for adding definition to the waist area. If you're conscious about being top heavy, try swimsuits with supportive bands in vertical stripes or even graphic print tankinis with full coverage bikini bottoms. Consider bottoms that have accents like buckles, sashes and strings.
 
 
Rectangular shaped: You have a lanky figure that needs embellishments to appear more proportionate. You are likely athletic and most styles will look good on you. But to get a curvier look, buy swimwear with a lot of detail. Gathered fabric down the sides as well as teeny tiny bikini bottoms will draw attention to all the right areas. Asymmetrical styles flounce or shirred skirted bottoms and empire waist styles will also add lethal curves. 

It doesn’t take a whole lot to make heads turn at the beach. Use these tips to identify your body shape and buy swimwear that enhances your figure. Add some flirty charm and get ready to be the centre of attention!

 

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