If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, some great swimsuits should definitely be on your must-have list for summer! What exactly is a “great swimsuit,” anyway? It’s definitely not a one-size-fits-all deal. In Part 1, we took a look at the best suits for pear-shaped and curvy women. Now we’ll consider a few more shapes and what looks best on those.
Swimsuits Perfect for Apple-Shaped Bodies
If you carry most of your weight across your mid section, making that tummy look slimmer than it is is your obvious priority. Don’t worry: you can still opt for either a one or a two-piece suit, depending on your preference. Believe it or not, a little extra gathered fabric can help conceal that area that has more padding than you’d prefer. Look for suits with shirring or crossover fabric to define the waist. If the lower part of your belly area is especially challenging, consider a high-waisted suit that covers that area. Tankinis will be more flattering than traditional bikinis, if you want to go the two-piece route.
Swimsuits for Women with Large Busts
Many women with apple-shaped bodies are also rather busty. If you’re the chesty type, you have the challenge of needing more support than your small-chested friends. Look for molded cups or underwire, and make sure to stay away from embellished tops with ruffles or other features drawing added attention to your already attention-getting girls. Thicker straps will, of course, add extra support, as will suits with higher backs. For your best fit, go for suits that have bra sizes listed, especially if your size is above a “D.”
Swimsuits Perfect for Athletic Bodies
If you’re a tad lacking in the curves department, your straightforward frame can be fun to flaunt: the less coverage a suit offers, the more it can give you the appearance of those curves you tend to covet. If you opt for a bikini, your best choice will be a smaller bottom to make your rear end appear bigger than it is, and tie-side styles offer two benefits: being adjustable while enhancing your natural curves. Tops and bottoms will serve you best if they have interesting and decidedly feminine embellishments such as ruffles and bold prints. If you’d prefer not to use a bikini, a monokini or a one-piece with cutouts may be your best bet.
Swimsuits Perfect for Small Bust Sizes
Many women with athletic bodies also have small chests. If you wear a smaller bra size, you’re probably not wanting to draw extra attention to your chest. By choosing a suit with padded cups or underwire, you’ll help increase the appearance of more cleavage. You can also opt to distract the eye with ruffles and bold prints on the top. But don’t feel like you have to make yourself appear to be bigger than you actually are. Enjoy the benefits of the fact that you don’t need much support by having fun with trendy cuts and tiny tops that those with larger bra sizes simply can’t get away with.
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