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Swimsuits That Shape

Tips and tricks for buying your next swimsuit

Belle Lingerie09 April 2021


We are just coming out of lockdown/restrictions and now we’re expected to have that beach bod at the ready for this summer and going on holidays! Here at Belle Lingerie, we can all agree that a lot of diets and exercise has gone out the window for the past few months. Would you not agree? And now things are starting to re-open including travel and the panic is real. We totally understand if you don’t feel that confident about strutting your stuff on the beach or poolside in a little bikini. Belle Lingerie has the perfect solution for you – enjoy your vacation with swimsuits that shape. Here are a few tips and tricks for buying your next swimwear for this year’s holiday.


Love Ruffles

Ruffles and scrunching will become your new best friend when it comes to shaping swimwear. The ruffles will stop the swimsuit from clinging to every bit of your body. The clever design allows the swimwear to glide over your curves and distracting the eye. Most swimsuits that have the extra material has it across the torso like the Fantasie Marseille Moulded Full Cup Swimsuit or Pour Moi Santa Monica Strapless Control Swimsuit. Or some shaping swimsuits have a pull cord at the side for you to add scrunching. The pulls at the sides emphasise your waist but also gives you the option of more or less coverage. New swimsuits to take a look at that has the pully detail is the Fantasie Port Maria Twist Front Swimsuit, the Fantasie Fiji V-Neck Swimsuit or Prima Donna Swim Holiday Swimsuit.


The Bolder the Better

A pattern can make a big statement and can also be great for distracting from those beautiful curves you don’t want people seeing. Here at Belle Lingerie, our swimsuit collection is full of colour and patterns. Our suggestion if you are wanting to distract the eye from your figure is to go for the boldest and biggest pattern. As silly as that sounds because we understand you don’t want to stand out at the beach or by the pool, the pattern will take the eye away from what’s underneath the swimwear. We say go for it, try a new pattern, try something different, why not? How about looking at the new Pour Moi Cote D'Azur Control Swimsuit? It is crafted from this beautiful and multi-coloured pattern. Made up of pinks, oranges, and blues, it will suit anyone with any skin tone. Funkita is well-known for its bright and colourful patterns so check out the Funkita Ladies Ruched One-Piece Swimsuit. This swimming costume cleverly puts the bright patterns at the front and the rear but splits it up with black cut-outs on the side. The black sides will only further help distract the eye.


Get the Right Fit

Getting the right fit and size will help hugely. You don’t want anything too small that will be clingy to every lump and bump, but you don’t want anything too big that it’s not supporting your beautiful curves. Our biggest tip when you are buying a new swimming costume for your next holiday is to get one that is sized in cup sizes. If you are a big bust lady, you do not want your boobs hanging and not showing off your curves in the best way possible. Having a swimming costume that supports your bust will highlight your curves in the best way possible. Brands such as Curvy Kate, Pour Moi, Fantasie or Freya all offer a range of swimsuits that come in bra cup sizes. If you are unsure about your bra cup size check out our fitting guide or speak to our customer service as they are always happy to help. Also, don’t forget you can use our easy and simple returns if your new swimming costume is not quite right. As long as the tags and hygiene strip are still on your swimwear item you can post it back and buy one that will fit you better.


Be Confident

Lastly, the best way to wear your new swimsuit is in confidence. Easier said than done we know but just remember when you are on holiday or at the swimming pool, most of the people are probably feeling the same as you about their own bodies. We say strut your stuff and be proud of your curves. This last year or so hasn’t been the easiest for anyone so enjoy your holiday and swimming in your new swimsuit from Belle Lingerie. Enjoy a browse through our swimsuits and find the one to make you feel confident on your next holiday! 


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