How to Find The Right Bathing Suit for Your Body

May 18, 2019

When it’s time to start looking for bathing suits, you might be at a loss for how to find the right fit for your body type. There’s everything from bikinis for those who enjoy revealing a bit more skin in order to get a better tan and tankinis for those who might what to stay a bit more covered in the sun. When you start your search for the best bathing suit for your body, there are a few tips you can keep in mind to make the process a bit easier.

Shape Of Your Body
The first thing that you need to know is what body shape you have as there are bathing suit styles that would fit one but might not look as good on another. Pear shapes usually have smaller busts and wider hips than the waist. An apple shape often means that you have a wider waist and smaller hips. Your bust is usually about the same width as your waist. Hourglass shapes usually have a bust and hips that are the same size with a smaller waist. If you have a straight shape, then everything is usually in proportion.

Finding Just The Right Cut
One-piece bathing suits tend to hide your waist a bit better than a bikini. However, a tankini, which is a two-piece with a longer top that covers the bottom piece, usually offers the same coverage as a one-piece. A tankini allows you to mix and match different colors and patterns so that you can have multiple bathing suits by simply getting a few different pieces. A halter or a triangle top will usually draw more attention to your bust. Ruffles can sometimes make a small bust appear wider while wide straps and a straight cut for the top can help to make your bust appear smaller.

Solid colors are often best if you want to draw attention away from your waist and hips. Patterns that are of a small print tend to make you appear smaller while vertical stripes or those that are slanted can make you look taller. A top with an underwire is a good option if you have a large bust. If you want to highlight your tan, consider getting bright colors, such as green, pink, or yellow. A padded top can enhance your bust size. If you want to create a slimming look, then consider fun prints. Animal prints can often make detract from the size of your chest.

These are only a few ideas for finding the best bathing suit for you. Try on a few different suits when you go shopping, taking someone with you who can offer another viewpoint.

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