Coming from someone who has literally bought 4 bikinis online in the past two days, and searched this exact topic myself yesterday – I think it’s fair to say that this is an important topic at this time of year. You gotta dress that ‘summer bod’ right and cater to your own shape. It makes all the difference to how you feel in your swimsuit. After all, the sexiest thing you can wear is confidence.
I’ve given some general shopping tips below, some examples of styles that work well as well as listing my favourite places to buy swimwear.
I’m sure I’m not the only one with holidays on the brain right now, so hopefully this post will help you get somewhat organised with your holiday shopping,
Hiding your tummy is actually a lot easier than people think, the simple goal is to draw attention away from the mid-section. You can do this by covering it up, or cleverly disguising it. See my tips and swimsuit picks below:
- Peplum shapes are not just for the office! They work wonders on the beach too.
- If you carry your weight in the lower part of your belly, try on a retro, high-waisted suit. They’re on trend and great for covering the tummy
- A full-piece with ruching can also help to conceal your stomach.
- Choosing any one-piece with a plunging neckline with help to keep the focus upwards, rather than on your mid-section.
If you’re more well-endowed on top, then support is key. Opt for swimwear with underwire or molded cups to get the support you need. Avoid ruffles or embellishments up top if you’re hoping to minimize the focus on your chest.
- Bra-style bikini tops with underwire and adjustable straps provide are best for the bust 😉
- Look for higher backs that help support your chest
- Molded cups provide that little bit of extra support
You can look for styles with more minimal coverage or embellished detailing, bows, and patterns to create the illusion of a larger chest.
- Triangle tops create the illusion of curves, as do tops with bold prints or embellishments with ruffles.
- Bra tops, halter necks and padded push-up tops offer extra lift and can create cleavage.
- A smaller bust always means you can wear tiny scoop tops or bandeaus — embrace them!