There we have it, my darlings, the summer is rushing at us full speed and I believe you’ve already started thinking about swimsuits, or you’re as fast as I am and already have a bunch of new ones; perhaps because I long immensely for summer days and beach life. White, printed, ruffled, one-piece, bikini, what I still need is a flamingo print, because I found them for my little Sofia and now I want one for myself. But today, I’d like to focus on curvy women and the areas that require a bit of extra attention: wide hips and a larger behind, a sizeable décolletage, heavier thighs. Fashion has various models to help us out, and there is a common rule: they all have to provide enough support, so opt for something other than basic bikini tops, because they just won’t do. Higher waist-line is a smart choice, because it holds the tummy slightly in and makes your figure slimmer. There are several options and as usual, I will not tell you to opt for the basic black one-piece, because that’s the easy way out and not nearly as fun as the rest of them. Ready? Let’s take a look!
Printed middle, black lycra sides
This is a model that will optically narrow you, which is why I like it a lot. Wider straps provide good support and I love the pink flowers on a black background. They shouldn’t have a high-leg, because it should also provide some support for the behind. The print can vary from florals to dots and stripes.
If there is a woman that can get away with the gorgeous retro, vintage models with a high-waist bottom and a balconette bra, it’s a curvaceous woman. I adore the Brigitte Bardot style and I think it looks very sophisticated at the beach. Opt for colours, because this type of swimsuit is at its best in every colour of the rainbow. The polka-dot is super polished and so is the nautical style, so give it a try!
Sexy in all the right places, at the décolletage, where your strengths are. Make sure the top part has padded cups, otherwise you won’t get enough support. Opt for block-colour pieces, because they look best and sexiest; you can opt for black in this instance, because it looks sophisticated and appealing, even on the beach.
Ruffled or draped
Everything that draws attention to the neck line and tummy, helps conceal the few extra pounds. Ruffled or strategically draped one-piece models are perfect for this, and on top of that they help cinch the waist, making you look slimmer. You can opt for block-colour models or more playful ones, personally, I am all for prints, because I love a curvy woman that comes to the beach with cheerfulness to spare.
A one-piece swimsuit that is a bit longer and reminiscent of a skirt. The material used is beach-appropriate, of course, so it won’t take long to dry. There are many block-colour versions and they always have the front part as an accessory to the one-piece, which is great for very wide hips. Again, draping is key: some very draped models allow you to set the length of the front part yourself.