The dilemma. Believe me, the choice of a swimsuit is not only a question for women who don’t have a flawless body, but for all of us. The fact is we are very exposed in a bikini and every one of us wants to simply be beautiful and confident, even on the beach. Let me begin by saying not every model suits every body type; we can wear some of them only while we’re young, because the body changes over the years and motherhood does its share, doesn’t it? That is why it’s important to identify your weak spots and learn to disguise them. Keep in mind that a nice tan will do its fair share by covering spider-veins and orange skin, covers cellulite and helps to make sure our skin looks better and younger. Nevertheless, don’t exaggerate. Self-tanning cream is a good option this time of year, which still has a couple down sides, such as visible stains, if you don’t apply it evenly. On the other hand, you can always use peeling to remove them, so there’s no real drama; plus, practice makes perfect.
Keep the straps narrow, because wider ones make the cups look even smaller than they are. Try a bra with a layer of foam, but don’t go overboard, because natural is still the best look. Personally, I opt for ruffles, which are very fashionable this year; bows and flowers of all kinds are another good solution. Keep the colours bold, another good choice are prints, because they give the illusion that everything “moves” , making you visually fuller.
Bikini triangles and bandeaus are perfect for a small chest; if you opt for the triangle top, try moving them slightly apart. That way the whole cleavage will become larger and the whole look much sexier. There are no limitations regarding colours and patterns, you can do anything. The same principle applies to one-piece swimsuits and models with cut-out sides: you are the ones that can get away with it!
The lines should be simple and the colours a bit darker. Try to avoid bows and other embellishments, because they will draw too much attention, just as small flowers and patterns will. Mind the straps‒they should be wide; a deep V-neck one-piece swimsuit is a good solution, because it will elongate your upper body and make the chest seem smaller.
The best model for wide shoulders is the one-shoulder; the eye follows the diagonal line and doesn’t notice the width of the shoulders. This is another example, when wide straps are the best choice; forget about round necklines, bandeaus and stripes, because they will only make you appear wider. You’re in luck, because the one-shoulder models are trendy, just like one-shoulder tops, and there are a lot to choose from.
Always opt for a very high leg and all the better, if it’s a one-piece. You can also opt for models with side tie-fastening, but the straps need to be narrow. Culottes panties and all the puff shapes are not your thing, because they will additionally shorten your legs. High-cut legs are back and they are reminiscent of the Baywatch swimsuits!
Ruffles, layering, bold colours, lots of patterns … This is your swimsuit, because there has to be a lot going on to create a 3-D effect and create some volume. The panties need to be full of movement, so perhaps it’s best to opt for a very trendy combination of colours and ruffles.
Everything big is forbidden in this case: flowers, appliqué, frills, everything that will draw attention to that part. So keep the lines simple, colours dark; colour blocking is a very good choice. Play around with proportions, but make sure you choose the right size panties, otherwise your bottom will only look bigger. Opt for models that are gathered at the bottom and literally “hug” your behind.
Tummy or loose tummy skin
You need a draped swimsuit, even better is it’s a one-piece, because it simply looks better. Opt for shaping swimsuits that will tuck your tummy in, which is exactly what you need. High waist panties are also a good option, they look like pin-up attire and can be quite charmingly sexy. If you also have a large bust, skip this part, because there will be too much of everything.
Sagging back skin
The key thing is that there should be no straps, at least not narrow ones; it’s better to have a one-piece swimsuit with a wide top part, much like a tank top. The back needs to be covered, but sporty models aren’t your only choice, there are plenty of elegant and appealing models, especially one-pieces, so you can have your pick.
Trikini will do the trick for you, because it will create that hourglass figure and the illusion of a slim waistline. You can also opt for asymmetry or diagonal lines, as well as diagonal ruffles, but be careful with bandeaus, high waist culottes and horizontal stripes. And keep in mind, swimsuit industry has developed quite a lot and provides a variety of options: to each her own!