May 07, 2012
Summer is right around the corner! That means it’s time for hot summer days and nights, barbeques, exciting vacation, beaches and…bathing suits. Just hearing the words bathing suit can either make you super excited or want to run to your nearest gym and get on your Kanye work out plan. Either way, the time has come for us to do a bit of shopping for a new suit.
Shopping for swim suits can be an awful experience if you are unsure of the type of suit that fits your body type. Like all clothing, not all trends can be worn by all women. When selecting a bathing suit, you want to look for the right fit, style, and pattern that will flatter your shape. Here are a few options for several body types which should give you a few ideas on what to look for this season.
Body Type: Athletic
Show off all of the hard work you’ve put in at the gym with a sexy bathing suit this summer. Avoid suits with wide straps that will broaden your shoulder and may make you look manly. Stick with bikinis with a low cut chest and bottoms to create the illusion of curves on your figure. Also, stick with bold bright colors and patterns.
Body Type: Hour Glass Figure
If you are lucky enough to have an hour glass figure, you can pretty much pull off any look. You want to focus on the shape of your suit. Your breasts should be well supported and you want to choose suits that will complement your tiny waist. These two piece picks will look great on you!
Body Type: Full figured
The perfect suit for a plus sized woman will provide maximum support for her bust, flatters her shape, and hides any imperfections. Look for tankini tops, built in bras or one piece suits for your most flattering look. If you prefer two piece suits, look for suits that have the high-waist vintage look for additional tummy control. Also, ruching, fringe, ruffles and other elements are great ways to hide your problem areas while pulling off a flawless look.
Body Type: Small Bust
Women that have a smaller bust should look for tops with additional padding, push-up bras, halter tops or bandeau tops which will create the illusion of a fuller top. Look for bright colors and bold prints for your most flattering look. Look for tops with ruffles to create the illusion of additional volume and avoid tops that are too big or provide too much coverage.
Body Type: Bigger Bust
If you have a bigger bust you want to look for suits that provide maximum support. If you prefer a two piece suit, look for halter tops or a top with under wire for support. Look for tops with thick straps or built in bras and avoid strapless, bandeau or string bikinis. Draw attention downward by looking for suits that have dark colors on top and brighter colors on the bottom.
Try out different types of bath suiting before you buy. Know your body and know what looks best on you!