Every style savvy person knows this well: when it comes to fashion, it’s not all about following the latest trend, but wearing something that suits your body shape.
You may be wearing something that was recently featured in TOPSHOP, but if it doesn’t look good on you then what’s the whole fuss about ?!
This is the same with swimwear and bikinis in particular, which are still the most common option to wear on the beach.
Let’s see how you can choose your bikini to suit your body shape and make you look at your best while sun tanning!
The hourglass shape is a curvy silhouette, with large breasts and hips and a smaller waist. The main concern for an hourglass girl is the support on the breast and for this reason an underwire or a balconette model are the best options for the bikini top. A folded or high waist bottom will also forgive the love handles and make you look slimmer. Have a look at this bikini from Roxy, which comes at £55 and will offer great support to your breast.
The pear shape has a wider bottom and a narrower top and the bikini, in this case, will have to intervene in balancing the proportions. Say no to strappy bikini bottoms and go for a full coverage brief that will conceal the larger hips. For the top, go for anything that adds volume like ruffles, fringes or modelled cups. Also a little padding has never hurt anyone! This bikini from Asos (£42,14 for the top and £42,14 for the bottom) will be perfect in adding volume to your top half and give the illusion of a perfectly proportionate body.
The column body shape has shoulders, waist and hips with very similar measurements. The “issue” with this shape is that it lacks in curves and for this reason your bikini will have to be aimed at adding volume. Bold prints, ruffles, large details, anything that adds movement will look great. Speaking about movement, this bikini from Forever 21 (£10,90 for the bottom and £12,90 for the top) will look absolutely perfect on a column body thanks to the ruffled top and the bold and colourful print.
The inverted triangle woman has a very athletic body, with broader shoulders and narrower hips. In order to reduce the disproportion between the two parts, go for a bright bottom, possibly with ruffles or a bold print, and a halter-neck style on the top, which breaks up the neckline and rebalances the proportions. This discounted bikini top from Boden (£23.20) will look great on an inverted triangle.