the Perfect Swimsuit for your Body Type
By Juliana Day
suit season is finally here. I don't know about
you, but this time of year I cram my fridge
with cottage cheese and baby carrots. I just
had my second child, and I need HELP when it
comes to the fine art of camouflage. I did some
research on the best suits for different shaped
figures, and though I know most of us have perfect
bodies (ha!), I thought I'd share my findings.
The nursing mother has plenty to show up top.
Whether you're nursing or just plain busty,
you can minimize your overflowing cups with
spaghetti straps or wide straps on your swimsuit
or bikini. (Though most busty women have already
from hard experience that unless you are trying
out for a spot on "Baywatch", there
are slim pickings for full coverage in the bikini
women can also try a sports top. These tops
keep everything in place and add the comfort
of full coverage.
Ah! The freedom of the small bust! To give yourself
a little boost in this department, try the vast
array of padded bikini tops available. If you
prefer something with a little more coverage,
try suits with a horizontal neckline or bloused
top. This will draw attention to your shoulders
and give the illusion of a fuller bust.
Shorten a long torso by employing the use of
horizontal stripes on a bikini. This will allow
the eye to focus on the top and bottom, not
the middle. A sports top will also camouflage
a long torso by creating a more uniform look.
Surprise, surprise: vertical stripes.
Choose a swimsuit or bikini with a halter top.
Thick straps up top help make shoulders look
Hey sister, nothing to be ashamed of. I'm there
myself; it's just not the most fun thing to
show off at the beach. Try an empire waist.
You will find it draws attention to the bust
line and slims the tummy area. Also, choose
solid, dark-colored swimsuits for a more streamlined
look. Some women like the look of a V neckline
as it draws the eyes up towards the bust and
Hips, Thighs and Backside
Employing a pretty skirt or shorts is a fun
way to dress up a swimsuit while hiding heavy
hips, thighs and backside. A bloused top also
creates proportion and helps minimize the look
of heavy legs.
A high cut leg on a swimsuit elongates your
glamorous gams. A solid one-piece suit creates
an elongating affect on the petite gal and doesn't
break up the body (causing the body to look
shorter). Stay away from shorts and skirts on
the bottom as they tend to make you appear shorter.
are a few tips to keep in mind while shopping
for the perfect beach side apparel: