Swimsuits That Flatter ANY Figure

by on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 with

Does the mere thought June is swiftly approaching send you over the edge of sanity simply because you knows swimsuit season is upon us? Well I for one raise my hand in solidarity because I’m as apprehensive as you are. No matter what size you are, we all have confidence issues about finding the right swim wear to flatter our figures and minimize a part of our physique that ranks as our least favorite. So take a moment to read below for a guide about what to look and what to avoid when you’re ready to take the “plunge” into a new bathing suit!

  • Handkerchief, 2 Piece Tankinis = Cute on Tweens and Teens, but doesn’t provide any support at the belly and waist, if that’s an area of concern for you.
  • String Bikini Bottoms = The ties on the bottom offer no support plus these bottoms have the innate ability to make a large area look even larger.
  • Triangle Bikini Tops = A little triangle piece of fabric won’t provide ample support for ample cleavage.
  • Tops and/or One Piece Suits Without Strap Support = Strapless suits of any kind are lacking upper region support.
  • Bikinis In General = Less fabric means less support in the areas you need it the most!
  • Swim wear with built-in body slimmingsmoothing and shaping support along the cleavage and belly areas.
  • Suits that have under wire support in the bra
  • Swim Dresses and Swim Skirts that offer a visual flow around butt and thigh areas to minimize size concerns.
  • Color & Color Blocking: Don’t feel you have to wear basic black because it’s slimming. Color and color blocking if done right can make you look just as slim as the classic black suit.
  • A great beach cover up! If you’re feeling a bit self conscious wear this at the outset until you’re feeling more comfortable to take it off. Baby steps, don’t push yourself or set unrealistic expectations start of summer!
  • Accessories! Finish the look, just like you would for a work outfit. Think: statement necklace/bracelet, chic summer sandals, a wide brimmed straw hat and stylish sunglasses. This will help draw attention away from an area you’re not as fond of.
  • Remember to apply self tanner: The way light reacts/reflects with the tan, it has the ability to make your body magically makes you appear pounds added bonus!
Smaller on top, larger on the bottom. Ladies with this figure challenge want to minimize the appearance of hips, butt and thighs. The key is to avoid tie string bottoms which are tiny to begin with, and won’t provide you with ample coverage for this area. These bottoms have the ability to make you appear larger, then you in fact actually are. Exact opposite effect of what we are striving for.
Opt for a swim dress or swim skirt. Both are helpful creating a “flow” around hips/butt/thighs to make the area appear leaner. Many of the dress/skirts can tie into a sarong so you have style adaptability which is bonus feature of these types of swimsuits.
TRY: for the style seen on our model
Someone who easily gains weight in their mid section is figure concern here. This also can be a trouble spot for ladies who have just given birth. Avoid bikinis that offer zero support and will draw attention to your mid section. Also stay away from cutout style suits that highlight your waist and work against you if you’re missing shape in this area.
Opt for a swimsuit with added and invisible tummy control panels built into it!Just like the shape wear we love to sport underneath our dresses and suits, swim wear is now offering the same feature. But the bonus is it’s built into the garment so no need to purchase it separately as we normally do. The compression aspect of this suit will make you feel instantly supported and create curves and a silhouette were one previously didn’t exist. Color blocking, popular with street wear and dresses in particular, is another trick that will immediately help streamline your mid section when shopping for a new bathing suit!
TRY: and look for Anne Cole Control for color block suit seen on our model (the sarong is by
Smaller on the bottom, but ample cleavage up top describes this body type. Avoid suits that are strapless and offer no support. Bandeau tops are a big no, no in this category. Look for tops that have straps with at least one inch width of fabric on both sides, are halter neck and/or have under wire support. Another bonus is when a bathing suit offers molded foam cups built into the design.
TRY:  is what this model is wearing (the cover up is by Anne Cole Signature
Women with this body type tend to gain weight evenly all over. So the key is to select a suit that provides support and incorporates elements from each of the 3 categories above. The ideal suit should offer body shaping support in the belly area, have a skirt or dress bottom, offer molded cups and nice wide supportive straps. Again realize a bikini is NOT the way to go as it’s won’t flatter any of these areas.
TRY:  as worn by our model (the suit, cover up & wedge shoes)

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