Swimsuit season is right around the corner and with it comes the pressure we are all facing to get our bodies in top-notch shape. Although getting in shape can change how we feel and look in our swimwear, the most crucial way to put your best foot forward in a swimsuit is similar to looking our best in our daily wardrobe. Finding the styles that flatter our figure and emphasize our best features can make a world of difference when it comes to clothing just as it does when it comes to swimsuits! Here are simple tips on finding the most flattering swimsuit for your body type!
Hourglass: For those of you who have been blessed with this womanly figure, the best swimsuits for you will emphasize your curves: underwire tops, belted waists and low-cut necks will accentuate your greatest features. If you’re not feeling so liberal with showing what you’ve got up top, there are strapless suits that work well too. We love this one by Zimmermann. It has a heart neckline and a cinched waist, but still has the moderate coverage you may be looking for.
Norma Kamali $350
Apple: A bigger bustline is definitely something to flaunt in a swimsuit and with an apple figure, it is the feature to accentuate. A rouched waistline that goes across the belly will create a slimming affect and a streamline look.
Petite/Boyish: Our recommendation for this figure is to wear embellished or decorative suits because you are one of the few that can! With a little extra ruffle you can create a curvier look. This flirty teeny weeny floral bikini by Anthropologie has the perfect cut for a small figure.
Athletic: Athletically built women look best when they are in suits that will show of their toned shoulders, arms, tummies and legs. And what better way to do so than in a classic triangle bikini?! It's an easy 'yes' and will definitely impress.
Marc by Marc Jacobs $229
Pear: With this body shape, we recommend that you wear a suit with a little extra embellishment or pattern on top paired with darker bottoms. The reasoning for this is because it will pull more attention upward and will actually create a more balanced out overall effect. We love this suit by Miu Miu because it is simplistic in color, while the detailing on the top draws eyes upward. A perfect chic and girly suit to enhance your shapely figure!
Miu Miu $245