June 17, 2014

Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body Shape

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We’ve all been there, you’re searching for the perfect swimsuit but nothing seems to be working. That two piece looked oh-so-stunning on the hanger but left you feeling a little ho-hum. Feeling confident and looking gorgeous in a swimsuit begins with finding a great fit. Its all about accentuating your best assets and downplaying your least favorite. Below are just a few quick tips for suiting up with confidence.

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For Small Busts:

Give your bust a boost by choosing swimsuits with eye-catching details like ruffles, fringe, or playful bows at the bust. Another great choice are styles with underwire or triangle shaped tops which help give the illusion of fullness.

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Unique Vintage Lamour Swim Top   |   Gingham & Fringe Margie Triangle Bikini Top

For Large Busts:

Look for bathing suits with bra-like tops. Choose full coverage tops that feature underwire, molded cups, and wide straps to help support and flatter your bust. Adjustable halter tops are another great option.

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Unique Vintage Casablanca Swim Top   |   Life Ring Print Allison Halter Swimsuit

How to Downplay a Tummy:

Naturally slim your midsection by opting for swimsuits with plenty of ruching and gathers at the midsection. Also, look for suits in dark colors or cheeky prints to whittle away any trouble spots. When choosing a two-piece, look for bold tops to draw the eye upwards. red & white polka dot one pieceblue seagull bikini top

Red & White Polka Dot Swimsuit   |   Blue & White Seagull Bikini Top

To Minimize Hips:

Play down your hips by choosing slenderizing swim styles like skirted bottoms or swimdresses. A solid bikini bottom paired with a vibrant top is a great option when looking for a two-piece.

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1950s Style Leopard Swimdress   |   Navy & White Liz Bikini Skirt Bottoms

For Small Hips:

Give your athletic frame some curves with details that add volume like ruffled accents or side ties. Create the illusion of an hourglass figure with bold prints and contrasting sides.

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Black Ruched Bardot Bikini Bottom   |   Pink Flamingo Halter Swimdress

There you have it, dolls! With a few tips and tricks to find a suit that’s right for you, you can hit the beach, the pool, or the boardwalk fearlessly! Ready to take the plunge? Shop our fabulous array of figure-flattering styles here!

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