The arrival of warmer temperatures can only mean one thing: summer is right around the corner! Long balmy nights and beautiful beach days call for the perfect swim attire, which is why we’ve found the best swimsuits for you. We have the most flattering styles for every body type- athletic or curvy, busty or small chested, you name it. With our easy, no fuss guide, you’ll be able to hit the beach this summer with confidence and style.
Look for bikini tops with embellishments and added fabric details to flatter your chest. Fringe, ruffles and beading are great options as well as ruching and flouncy fabrics. And of course, padded tops don’t hurt either.
The most important thing to look for in swimsuit tops when you have a large chest is support. Under wire tops are great for this, as well as swimsuit tops with thick straps and proper cup sizes. Avoid flimsy string bikinis and strapless tops.
Look for low rise bikini bottoms to add length to your torso. If you’re looking for a bikini top to make your torso appear longer, bandeau tops will do a great job in elongating a short torso.
The key to elongating short legs is to wear a high cut bottom, such as a thong or string bikini.
The adjustable bikini straps allow you to choose where the bottom sits on your hips and also keeps your body from being cut into a disproportionate angle.
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High-waisted bottoms and low cut tops are great options for this body type as they bring the eye’s focus elsewhere. Make sure to choose a high-waisted bottom that ends at the waist, however, and not directly above the pouch in order to avoid highlighting the wrong area. Fabric details like a peplum top, ruching and side panels also help to conceal and smooth a tummy.
If you’re looking to enhance your booty, ruching and beading are your best friend. Look for high cut (think cheeky), patterned bottoms to shape your butt as well as bright colours and fringe details.
Now, this all comes down to personal preference. If you want to show off your booty, cheeky bottoms are the way to go. If, however, you want a bit more coverage, look for solid bottoms with more fabric to comfortably cover the butt (boy short bottoms are great for this). Avoid string bikinis altogether.
If you’re looking to soften your body shape to achieve a slightly curvier look, opt for feminine details and prints like skirted bottoms, ruching and ruffles. Skip bandeaus and generic one pieces.