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A style that suits your shape

28 May 2013

This figure-flaunting guide will make 2013 the year you ditch your bikini fear

If You’re Petite…

Just because you’re small on top, this doesn’t mean you can’t make a statement. There are however a few rules to abide by when buying petite: for maximum standout power, pick a super hot shade and one that is guaranteed to turn heads on the beach! A ruffled or retro print will make you seem taller than you actually are by drawing the eye upwards and lengthening the legs can be achieved by buying into a high-cut thigh.

If You’re Athletic…

Swap the gym for the sun-lounger this summer and show off that toned tummy and lean thighs by wearing a string or high-leg bottom. If you have a small bust, invest in a patterned top – this will create the illusion of bigger assets. Those with strong shoulders should wear a bandeau-style top to balance out the body.

If You’re Curvy…

Curvaceous figures boast to be the ultimate beach bombshells. Those that are lucky enough to possess enviable curves will find that both bikinis and swimsuits are suitable when worn well. Opt for decent support and under wiring on top and short-style briefs on the bottom. Steer away from dainty patterns and choose a more abstract style instead.

If You’re Tall…

Taller fashionistas may find that buying into a one suit that fits without riding up to be a pain. This is when a bikini is a must. If you wish to portray a little attitude, opt for a bright hued number complete with prints, bows, embellishments and ties. All of these additions will complement a statuesque figure.

If You’re Pear-Shaped…

Avoid all over ruffling and opt for delicate ruffles on the hips instead. This exact style will work to create the illusion of lengthier thighs. Both patterns and dark colours will have a slimming effect on the hips and embellishment on the top half will work well to balance a bottom heavy figure.

If You’re An Apple…

Choose swimwear that boasts either a halter neck or straps – either will pull your bust up in order to create a ‘wow’ cleavage. Opt for wider straps and fuller bottoms as opposed to string numbers –not only are they super comfy – they are also super stylish!

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