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Trends come and go, but it’s always exciting to be on top of the newest, hottest styles. Society has redefined the term “summer body” in recent years, and these days it’s all about looking your best, no matter your size. Still, the dreaded task of swimsuit shopping may not be anyone’s favorite activity, even if heading to the pool or beach feels like heaven after the year we’ve had! Give yourself an extra boost of confidence by making sure you choose the right suit for your figure, because we all deserve to feel fabulous in our swimwear no matter what.
Here are some Q&As to help you choose the right swimsuit for your body type so you can look absolutely stunning at the beach this summer.
Does it Matter Which Body Type I Am?
To buy the swimsuit that agrees with your figure, you first need to determine your body type. Apple, pear, hourglass, and straight are the four basic types, but there are always exceptions to the rules. Different swimsuits are designed to flatter different body types, so understanding your body type will help you find the one that will help you look your best.
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Another important consideration is to choose a swimsuit that’s appropriately sized. Thinner girls who wish for a curvier shape often size up, hoping it will give their frame a visually “larger” appeal; conversely, bigger girls may go for a smaller size, thinking it will “condense” them. However, both cause the opposite effect. The key is staying in your own number and choosing a piece of swimwear that agrees with your body.
How Do I Emphasize My Figure with a Swimsuit?
It’s simple–ignore trends and find something that works best for you!
For the best beach body, the trick is to always choose swimwear based on your body type, regardless of trends. Go for the style that best highlights all of your attributes and hides parts of your body that make you feel self-conscious or insecure. Let’s face it: with crazy working hours and so many things on our plate, most of us probably didn’t have the time to work out to achieve that perfect beach body, especially on the heels of 2020.
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Luckily, some swimwear pieces perfectly hide these small shortcomings, such as high-waisted bathing suits, popularly known as tummy control swimwear, or darker-colored pieces with cutouts at appropriate places.
What Can I Do To Make My Swimsuit a Complete Look?
Think of your swimwear as an outfit–accessorize and coordinate!
To achieve that perfect look at the beach in a swimsuit, opt for accessories that highlight your figure and tanned complexion. For instance, embrace jewelry in boho style, an interesting straw hat, kimonos with fringe (which were a hit last season), and/or ultra-short, wrap, or slip-on dresses in interesting patterns or one color. You can even upgrade the look with strappy sandals and knee-high gladiator sandals!
Chunky jewelry is a big hit this season. Try upgrading your look with statement necklaces or earrings that will turn you into the bronze queen of the beach!
What is My Best Option for Bottoms If I Want to Cover My Tummy?
Wear anything you feel good in; however, if you are plus-sized or you have some areas you want to conceal, try high-waist bottoms that don’t cut you off at the thigh. This emphasizes curves and gives the body that gorgeous hourglass shape. If you want to flaunt your gorgeous curves but still need a little extra support, look for bikini tops that have halter straps with underwires. They will help you hold everything in place while still showing as much skin as you choose.
Summer won’t last forever, and now is the time to make up for all the beach memories we missed last year! Whatever you do, don’t let your lack of self-confidence hold you back. Get out there and enjoy the sunshine—just don’t forget your SPF!