Shop Your Shape: Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body Type!

Posted Saturday June 21, 2014 10:03 AM GMT

Are you a summer lover, but not the biggest fan of slipping into a revealing swimsuit? If the thought of getting back into your bikini after the long winter makes you want to hibernate, don't worry because you're definitely not alone.

Sunshine season is in full swing so it's time to cut through your body fears and learn the best swimsuit style to rock for your particular body type.

Just like finding the proper clothing to wear every day, the key to rocking a bathing suit is finding the perfect pieces to flaunt your assets, while playing down your weaknesses. Check out our suggestions to ensure you find the best suit to match your body below!

Hourglass Shape- Many women consider the hourglass figure ideal. This body shape is curvy in the bust and booty - think Scarlett Johansson. Your top and bottom halves are approximately the same size, complemented by a narrow waistline. Avoid wearing one-piece swimsuits that give you a boxy look. Triangle tops and string bikini bottoms look best on hourglass gals. Also, cutout monokinis are also very sexy.

Pear Shape - Like Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Love Hewitt, you’re curvy in the hips and thighs. If you’re a pear, your fashion goal is to elongate your figure so that you look less bottom-heavy. Balancing your hips and shoulders while showing off your curves will do wonders for this figure. Achieve the most flattering appearance with low-waist bottoms to help give illusion of narrower hips.

Apple Shape - Apple shaped celebs like Adele and Mariah Carey tend to carry weight around the mid-section. In this case, emphasize your best features like your legs and upper body. We suggest trying out v-neck bikini tops with high-waisted bottoms or a slimming one piece that can tighten the tummy and give you a toned appearance.

Banana Shape- Banana shaped women like Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore and Nicole Kidman are characterized by their thin frames and minimal curves. Your goal is to give the illusion of an hourglass figure by amping up the curves you have. Highlight the bust size by wearing lace, frills, prints and other intricate details to add flare. Also, try ruched bottoms to give your backside a boost.


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