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What is the Best Swimsuit for My Body Shape?

22 January 2014

There are so many beautiful swimsuits and bikinis on the market that you are spoiled for choice, but how do you choose the best swimsuit for your body shape? Choosing the right style can make all the difference to how you look and feel and can be a real confidence booster.

The Pear Shape

The pear shape, i.e. a smaller bust and larger hips, is the most common shape in the UK. If you want to make your bust look bigger and slim your hips, choose an underwired top, possibly with padding, and look for interesting detail, such as a bow, or a bright colour or pattern to draw the eye to the bustline and away from the hips. If you go for a two piece swimsuit, a plain darker colour on the bottom will make your hips look smaller.

The top-Heavy Shape

If you have a large bust, good support is vital, so choose an underwired bikini or swimsuit that comes in bra cup sizes to get the perfect fit. Wide straps will give you the support you need and are more comfortable too. Avoid paler colours on top and choose a substantial brief to balance out your shape. Interesting detail on the bottom, such as a buckle or bows, will help to emphasise the hips and draw attention away from the bust.

The Straight Shape

If your figure is not as curvy as you would like, you need a swimsuit that gives the illusion of curves and emphasises your waist. Look for a swimsuit with waistline detail or choose a padded bikini top to add shape to your bustline.

Whatever your shape and size, there is so much you can do to make sure you look your best on the beach this year. Just take a little time to search for your perfect colours and styles and you will be able to feel better than you ever thought possible.

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