Monday, June 27, 2011
Find Your Perfect Swimsuit
Now that summer is here, chances are shopping for the perfect swimsuit is on your to-do list. While swimsuit shopping is about as popular as a root canal, success at selecting the perfect suit for your body type can leave you feeling confident and looking fabulous.
The key to finding the best swimsuit for you lies in the cut. You want to choose the best cut to enhance your shape, so let's start with the basics. If your body type is:
Pear Shaped: You carry more weight below the waist than you do above the waist. Pear shapes often have a lithe upper body, so show it off! While it might seem counterintuitive, you want to seek out a top that has full-coverage, whether choosing a one-piece or two-piece. These chic styles above have a retro flair and the ruching at top helps to create balance with a skirted bottom, which can offer a little extra coverage. If you opt for prints, go for an overall print, or wear your print on top for best effect.
Hourglass: Your curvy so show it off! A suit that has support and coverage will help keep you looking your best. Look for a balanced look overall in both cut and color to highlight your already balanced shape. A tankini can hide a little extra around the middle while keeping you looking chic.
Rectangle: Your long, lean frame is in great shape. To enhance it, add the illusion of a few curves with color, seaming and shaping. Texture and print can work for you to visually whittle out a waist and keep you looking sleek and chic.
Oval: You carry most of your weight in your tummy/bustline area so look for a suit that has full coverage and extra support. A one-piece will give you a slimming look, and when you opt for a suit with built-in shapewear it can be even more flattering. Keep your colors medium to dark and your look monochromatic.
Upper Body Dominant: Your upper body is larger than your lower body, whether you have wide shoulders or a prominent bustline. Create a minimizing and balancing effect with a tank style suit, whether one-piece or two-piece. A suit with extra support up top will be the best choice to keep you feeling secure.
Once you understand what style to wear for your body type, then you can think about color. Opt for one of your best brights such as turquoise or purple in place of black, which can be harsh if you have pale skin. If your skin is darker, try an espresso brown or a gorgeous teal to make your skintone look radiant!
So whether you're poolside, oceanside, or just in your own backyard, you can feel great in your new swimsuit, knowing you have the right cut for you!
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