Your Body’s Dream Swimsuit
If you’re curly -
a. Do opt for strategic center paneling to give the illusion of a lean silhouette.
b. Don’t do large scale florals - big prints make you look bigger. Small prints work, though!
c. Do choose a one piece with waist cinching diagonal lines that point to the middle.
d. Don’t fear bikinis! Fold over bottoms let you control the amount of coverage.
e. Do show off your very best assets. Broadcast what you’ve got!
If you’re busty -
a. Do look for underwires and molded cups.
b. Don’t be afraid of triangle tops, though - as long as they have a band under the bust.
c. Do seek out suits that let you buy the top and bottom in different sizes.
d. Don’t go for a bandeau. Not flattering or supporting for the bigger busted among us.
e. Do have fun on the bottom! Ruffles, details, retro styles...they all draw attention down. Keep your top simples.
If you’re straight up and down-
a. Do bare slivers of skin at your middle or sides to fake an hourglass shape,
b. Don’t shy away from horizontal stripes - you’re one of the few who can pull them off.
c. Do add volume on top with ruffles, or try a plunging neckline with some padding.
d. Don’t limit yourself to sporty styles. They’re not doing you any favors. Go girly!
e. Do experiment with retro high waisted bottoms, which will add a little oomph.
If you’re bottom heavy-
a. Do mix and match! Having stripes or bright on top makes that the focus.
b. Do try the totally eighties high hip styles, which can create a flattering triangular shape.
c. Do choose side ties so you can adjust the fit and camouflage hips.
d. Don’t go too tiny on top; it’ll throw off your proportions further.
e. Do pick an interesting neckline, like a one shoulder, for a great diversionary tactic.