• Louisa Gabriel

How to Find the Best Swimsuit for Your Body Type

With the official start of summer just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about finding the perfect swimsuit for hanging at the beach or chilling by the pool. While I know most of us look forward to the summer months, I also know that most of us dread the thought of shopping for suits.  We beat ourselves up for not starting that bikini body diet in time, and we decide the best option is to cover up on the beach and promise that we'll definitely have our bikini body ready next year. Well, forget the 'bikini body' diet, and forget about covering up!  It doesn't matter what size or shape you are, there are stylish options that will work for you, you just have to know what to look for!

Big Boobs - If you've been blessed in the boob department then you'll want to avoid string bikinis at all costs.  When buying a bikini you need to shop by bra sizes, not the general small, medium, large sizing system.  A bra-type top with an underwire will give you the support and shape that you need, so you don't have to worry about anything popping out when taking a dip in the pool. A halter top is also another great option to keep things in place.

Small Boobs - If you haven't been so blessed in the boob department, then you can easily create the illusion of a larger chest with tops that have ruffles or embellishments.  Padded tops in bikinis or one-piece suits will also do the trick.

Curvy Derriére - If you have a little extra 'junk in the trunk' then you'll want to find a suit that provides enough coverage. Brazilian and string bottoms can be very uncomfortable and you'll spend all day adjusting yourself, so go for full coverage bottoms. A great way to balance things out is to go for swimsuits that are a solid color on the bottom with printed tops to draw the eyes upwards.

Curvy hips and thighs- Opt for plain solid colors on the bottom and draw attention upwards by using frills, patterns, and bold colors up top.  A full-coverage bottom will work best so steer clear of Brazilian and string styles. A boy short or a bottom with skirting is also a great way to help camouflage your thighs to make you feel more comfortable.

Curvy Tummy - If you're unhappy with your tummy area then a one-piece suit with a high cut leg or deep v-neck is a great option as it has a slimming effect and creates a great silhouette.  If you're looking for a two-piece then go for a high-waisted bottom that covers the belly button.  There are also some amazing bikinis that have built-in support panels for those troublesome tummies.

Shorter Legs - It's actually easy to create the illusion of longer legs in a bathing suit! Choose a high-cut leg or a string-style bottom. Yes, it's that simple!

Shorter Torso - To add length to the torso then choose halter neck tops and plunge tops.  This look is the perfect way to elongate your body. You could also try vertical strips to add the illusion of length and leanness.

If you need more swimsuit inspiration, or you want to shop the looks I've featured, all you have to do is click here!

Here's to a super stylish (and sunny) summer!

Louisa 💕

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