It’s that time of year again – swimsuit season. For some, it’s time to show off the body they’ve been working on so hard for the past 9 months. For others, it’s a time filled with dread and uncertainty. I’ve been getting a lot of requests from subbies asking me to do a post on the best swimsuit for your body type. First, I want to clarify that there isn’t necessarily a “best” swimsuit for your body – you should wear whatever you feel the most beautiful and confident! There are however, some suits that will be more flattering to your figure than others. That’s where this guide comes in. Whether you’re a one-piece or two-piece kind of girl, here are the most flattering suits for your unique shape
Banana shaped: Banana-shaped ladies have bodies that are more or less the same width from chest to hips, with minimal curve. You can pretty much pull off any swimsuit style, but if you want to give the illusion of curves, I recommend finding a one-piece in a cute pattern with a bustier-style top and high-cut bottom – the top will round out your bust and the high-cut bottom will elongate your legs! If you’re more a bikini girl, fun accents like ruffles will give the illusion of a curvier figure.
Apple shaped: Girls with apple-shaped bodies are busty with narrower hips. The importance here is support – skip the skimpy string bikini and find a swimsuit that offers you good support (like a bra-top swimsuit) to flatter your curvier top half. After all, you want your assets to look their best! I like how both the one-piece and two-piece suits above have little details on the bottom half to balance everything out.
Pear shaped: Pear shaped girls – your hips don’t lie! Embrace your booty with a bikini that hits right at the hips and a cute embellished top to give your top half some loving as well. If you want to slim down your tummy, find a suit with ruching down the front and sides like the sexy one-piece above. If you’re going to go the ruching route, I recommend sticking to a solid color so it doesn’t create the opposite effect and overwhelm your body.
Hourglass shaped: If you’re a curvy goddess, your waist is the smallest part of your body and your chest and hip curve outwards. It’s easy for you ladies to rock any suit you please, so take risks and have fun – find a one-piece with cutouts to further emphasize your curvy shape, or a playful retro-style two-piece. A halter-top and bottom that hits at the waist shows off all your best assets.
Remember – these are just suggestions on the most flattering swimsuits for your body type. The important thing is to rock whatever you feel most beautiful in! :)
What’s your favorite swimsuit style? Share with me in the comments!
P.S. If you’re shopping for skirts, make sure to check out my tips on finding the best skirts for your body!