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Many of us look forward to the warmer weather. After all, we've been waiting all winter to strip from those frumpy layers of wool, and go on a long awaited vacation in the sun. But whether you are going away for vacation or simply having a staycation, the last thing you want on your mind is how your swimsuit looks or fits on you. After all, no one wants to take the time to constantly adjust that bikini top, or that eensy teensy little bottom piece either, right? Now is the time to put an end to all your troubles! Well, at least the ones that have to do with your swimsuit.

So Follow this guide according to your body type, and you will be one step closer to the perfect vacation!


Pear ShapePear Shaped 

(You’re a bit smaller on top, with thicker thighs and a full derriere!)

Avoid boy-shorts and thick banded bottoms that draw the wrong type of attention to your bottom area. Accent your curves with high cut bottoms, or get full coverage with a skirted bottom. Pair this with an embellished top such as fringe, or go for a plunging neckline or a halter top to bring the attention above the waistline.


BustyLarger Bust

(You carry the big guns up top with a smaller waist!)

The twins are full grown, so you don’t want to bring any more attention to them than they bring on their own. Support is key for you! Embellished bottoms draw the attention away from the chest, so avoid tops with ruffles, fringe, or large prints. Tops with under-wire or molded cups, are what you are looking for. Bra style tops with cup sizing, and adjustable straps (preferably with a higher back) and halters are ideal. The thicker the strap, the better!



(Basically, you have the bare minimum when it comes to curves, but you proudly sport your smaller bust and tushie!) 

You want to avoid basic, solid color one pieces that make you resemble a dull, straight line. Monokinis or swimsuits with cutouts give the illusion of a curvaceous body. Coverage is not a problem for you, so feel free to embellish all you want! Take advantage of the bandeau tops and tiny bikinis. Ruffles, fringe and triangle tops enhance your bust, like bra tops with padding and push ups. Small bikini bottoms with side ties also help create the illusion of a larger rump.


Apple ShapeApple Shape

(You have a little extra lovin’ in the middle, a.k.a. a pooch)

Retro style high-waist bottoms and tankinis are your friend. These styles help smooth out your mid-section, while shirring and ruching can hide that muffin top. Swimsuits with side detailing, small prints or patterns, such as a chevron, can slim the waistline. 



(You’re a whole lot of woman with curves for days!)

Highlight your curves with suits that incorporate color blocking. Retro style high-waist bottoms and a boxy halter top are sure to accentuate your curves, and add support rather than put all the focus on one specific area. If you are looking for full coverage, asymmetrical and cross-body suits bring the attention up towards the neckline. Avoid monokinis and string bikinis, even with thicker straps. Your body deserves all the support and coverage it requires.
 / Issue 181 - September 2018
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