The best Bathing Suit for your Body Type

If you want to look your best in a bathing suit, you need to choose a style that flatters your body type. If you aren’t sure what this is, read on for a guide to the best bathing suits for your body type.

Apple shape

If you have a large tummy, you want to look for swimwear that will hide your stomach. Try one piece designs with control panels that hold your stomach in, or designs that feature ruching over the stomach to disguise it. Alternatively try a tankini style.

Pear shape

If you are small on top and larger on the bottom, there are many swimsuit styles that can help bring more balance to your body shape. Look for padded bikini tops that help increase your chest size, or try a style with details at the chest like ruffles or horizontal stripes. On the bottom half wear plain dark colored bottoms to downplay this area.

Inverted triangle shape

If you are large on top and smaller on the bottom, there are several swimsuit styles that can help bring more balance to your body shape. Ideally look for plain dark colored tops that downplay your wider upper half. Then choose a bottom that adds some interest to your hips like a style with ruffles or horizontal stripes. Boy-leg style can also create visual width through the hip area.

Boyish

If you lack curves, there are many swimsuits that can help soften the appearance of your figure and create the appearance of more shape. Look for swimsuits that feature frills, horizontal stripes, busy prints or horizontal design lines.

Hourglass

If your curves are balanced at the chest and hips you can wear most styles of swimwear, but you will generally look best in styles that maintain your balanced proportions. So stick to the same color on both the top and bottom.

Plus sized

If you are plus sized you should follow the recommendations for your body shape, but you might also like to choose swimwear that helps you look slimmer overall. One of the easiest ways to do so is to buy shape wear swimwear that is constructed from fabric that holds you in, reducing the appearance of your overall measurements.

Short

If you are short you should follow the recommendations for your body shape, but you might also like to choose swimwear that helps you look taller. Ideally always stick to the same color from top to bottom, including what you put on your feet. Also look for mid to high rise bottoms with high cut legs, because these can help make your legs look longer.

Tall

If you are tall you should follow the recommendations for your figure type, but you might also like to choose swimwear that prevents you from looking too gangly.  By choosing a top and bottom in a different color, you can break up your length. Also look for low rise bottoms because they can help reduce the appearance of leg length.