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Finding Women’s Swimwear to Fit your Figure

By |   May - 12 - 2009

Summer is that time of year that is filled with sun and fun, wonderful times outdoors with friends and one horrible nightmare that is almost impossible to avoid, wearing a swimsuit in public. There are few women who can slide into this tiny piece of spandex and feel comfortable, not to mention attractive or sexy. But there is actually a way you can look better in a swimsuit and that is to get women’s swimwear that is designed specifically top fit your shape.

Pear Shape

Pear Shape

It’s an age old complaint from women, they’re shaped like a pear with too little up top and way too much down below. The way to visually reshape a pear shaped body is by emphasizing the top and minimizing the bottom. Light and bright colors for the top with bold prints bring attention to the top and dark, plain bottoms detract from this area and actually give it a slimed down look. If you’re buying a top and bottom separately, look for bottoms with slimming control panels and tops with a little (or a lot) extra padding. Look for women’s swimwear designed specifically for pear shapes and you’ll get the best fit possible.

Top Heavy Shape

Top Heavy Shape

Women that are top heavy actually have the opposite problem of the pears, call them an upside down pear. For some women this is an ideal to strive for and actually get surgery to achieve. But for a lot of women born with this shape it’s a bit of a burden and something they want to de-emphasize. Make a top look smaller by emphasizing your lower half and making it appear to closer match your top. A loud print, horizontal stripe a boyshort, or a skirted suit are all good alternatives. But the key to finding the right women’s swimwear for top heavy shapes is getting a top that provides appropriate support. The last thing you want is to be falling out or bouncing (or heaven forbid dragging) all over the place.
 

Apple Shape

Apple Shape

Apple shaped women have a problem throughout the entire middle section. The key to getting a good looking women’s swim suit for an apple shape is finding something that seems to pull the waist inward or that actually does give you a good tug around the middle. Typically a dark women’s swimsuit will do this or a busy print, but a tankini also does a good job of de-emphasizing your waist. If you really want to pull that extra fluff inward, the Miraclesuit is wonderful at hiding a little extra chub around the middle. It’s really the perfect suit for someone who’s holding about 10 extra pounds around the middle.

Stick Shape

Stick Shape

If you’re built like a stick then pulling on a swimsuit is embarrassing for reasons that other people just don’t understand, basically the opposite problem most woman face, you’re afraid people will notice you don’t have any extra fluff. To find women’s swimwear for a straight shape that is the most flattering, look for a bikini or a tankini that gives your more definition on the top and the bottom. Ruffles work, loud prints and bright colors are a good choice, and suits with extra padding are always a boost.

Hourglass Shape

Hourglass Shape

Perhaps the only women who feel completely comfortable in a swimsuit are the women lucky enough to have an hourglass figure. They’ve got all their curves in the right places so almost anything looks good on them. Women’s swimwear for hourglass shapes runs the gamut modest one piece suits to microscopic bikinis. If you’re lucky enough to have an hourglass shape, revel in your luck and find the suit that makes you feel as good as you look.

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3 Responses to “Finding Women’s Swimwear to Fit your Figure”

  1. Nice post!

    Now a days lot of designs have arrived in to womens fashion style. But one of the key items every woman should have is a pair of jeans that flatters your figure and can be dressed up or down. Women in jeans looks sexy and gorgeous.

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