Fashion of Thursday, 13 December 2012
One beautiful day last week, I decided it was time for me to learn how to swim. December is right around the corner and in typical Lagos way; there will be trips to beaches and pool parties. I don’t want to be the girl with the unflattering swimsuit so I went out to research and try on different types of swimsuits appropriate for different body types.
Shopping for swim suits can be an awful experience if you are unsure of the type of suit that fits your body type. Like all clothing, not all trends can be worn by all women. When selecting a bathing suit, you want to look for the right fit, style, and pattern that will flatter your shape. Here are a few options for some body types which should give you a few ideas on what to look for.
Show off all of the hard work you’ve put in at the gym with a sexy bathing suit. Avoid suits with wide straps that will broaden your shoulder and may make you look manly. Stick with bikinis with a low cut chest and bottoms to create the illusion of curves on your figure. Also, stick with bold bright colors and patterns.
The perfect suit for a plus sized woman will provide maximum support for her bust, flatters her shape, and hides any imperfections. Look for tankini tops, built in bras or one piece suits for your most flattering look. If you prefer two piece suits, look for suits that have the high-waist vintage look for additional tummy control.
Also, ruching, fringe, ruffles and other elements are great ways to hide your problem areas while pulling off a flawless look. Don’t try to hide your figure in a billowy swimsuit. It will only add more bulk and make you look bigger. Draw attention away from your middle with a bold print.
Women that have a smaller bust should look for tops with additional padding, push-up bras, halter tops or bandeau tops which will create the illusion of a fuller top. Look for bright colors and bold prints for your most flattering look. Look for tops with ruffles to create the illusion of additional volume and avoid tops that are too big or provide too much coverage. Lively prints disguise padding—and add some oomph of their own to your figure.
Since you have wide hips you need bikini bottoms with wide sides. You should go for swimsuits in dark shades and stay away from pastel shade bikinis.
Above-the-waist design elements draw eyes up, where you want them. Avoid skimpy tops, which can make fuller coverage below more apparent. The one you wear should take away the attention from your lower body. You should try wearing bikini tops with embellishments or daring cuts to draw attention at the right places.
Whatever body type you fall into, make sure you try the suits on and pick the ones most comfortable and flattering.