Finding the right swimsuit fit for your body type

May has arrived and Memorial Day will be here before you know it! For those living in the northeastern U.S., Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start to both summer and swimsuit season. For women in particular, swim season can be pretty nerve-racking, especially if you don’t know which styles to choose for your specific body type. I’m here to lend a helping hand by providing you with some swimsuit style tips for 3 of the most common female body types.

The Busty Lady

If you’re bigger up top, specifically in your bust and shoulders areas, finding a swimsuit that fits, flatters and supports can be a daunting task. As a rule of thumb, any top that has underwire cups will offer the best overall bust support. But if you’re not a fan of underwire, look for a swimsuit with a halter-style design. Unlike string triangle tops, halters have thicker, more supportive straps and they also offer better overall bust coverage. If you’re top heavy and apple-shaped, choose one of the swimsuit top styles mentioned above in a dark solid-color paired with a printed or embellished bottom. This will help balance you out.
The Bottom-Heavy Beauty

On the other hand, many women are more pear-shaped or bottom-heavy. In this case, you want to choose a swimsuit style that emphasizes your top half and minimizes your bottom half. Look for swimsuits that have a darker bottom (scoop bottoms are ideal) and a busier top (think prints, ruffles, fringe and beading). Furthermore, if the top has molded cups or specially designed push-up padding, it will give you more shape and really enhance your bustline.
The Timid Beach-Goer

Finally, the number one thing I hear from women is that they need a swimsuit that helps hide their tummy. Whether you’re a busy mom or a career-driven woman who’s constantly on the go, it can be hard to find time to work out. Similarly, many women are just timid and more conservative when it comes to their beach style! There are a number of different one-piece and two-piece swimsuit options that will make you feel covered up and completely confident. Try one-piece swimsuit styles that have slimming tummy control. Similarly, any one-piece or tankini with ruched fabric detail will instantly slim your torso. Finally, if you want to conceal your bum or upper inner thighs, choose a swimsuit with skirted detail or cover up with a sarong!
Are you ready to take on swimsuit season?

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