Flattering your figure
This summer it’s time to pick the perfect swimwear. With all the stunning styles set to be big this year, there’s loads of choice. You can go chic and stylish with a little nautical flavour, keep things classic with an all white bikini, dream of Hawaii or Bali with some tropical swimwear, or shout it loud and proud with dazzling prints.
If you’re dreaming of the perfect swimwear for the summer season, it’s time to make sure you flatter your figure. After all it just wouldn’t be perfect any other way.
Here we’ve got a few tips for all shapes and sizes.
If you’re an apple shape it’s all about creating more of a lean silhouette. Opt for dark, solid colours like dark red or blue. You can also opt for a one-piece with dark solid panels on the sides and a patterned middle – this will instantly help you to appear leaner.
If you’re a little bigger around the bust it’s important to emphasise your narrow waist with tankinis and swimsuits with are cinched at the waist. Also to really make the most of your assets try and avoid strapless or bandeau style tops.
Rectangular figures are more straight up and down, with neither area particularly bigger or smaller than the other. It’s therefore important to try and maximise your curves, opting for bikini bottoms with a little extra detailing like tie sides, or patterns to create the illusion of a fuller figure.
Those hourglass lucky ladies sizzle with their feminine curves and a well proportioned figure going in at the waist and out at the hips and bust. To really accentuate your curves, whilst keeping your top and bottom half in proportion opt for matching bikini sets in a single colour or matching prints.
A pear shape can be recognised by a wide lower body and a slimmer upper body. Shoulders are narrow whilst the hips and thighs are a little broader. For the perfect swimwear for your shape choose patterns and detailing on the top half to draw attention up and avoid high cut bottoms.
For all the top tips on picking the perfect swimwear for your shape and flatter your figure head to our unique Shape Calculator and enter your measurements. We’ll give you the top tips for you shape, a little advice and show you the ideal swimwear to make you sizzle on the beach this summer.