If you’ve got a holiday coming up, or just want to look your best by the pool, don’t let those waist shaping efforts go to waste by picking the wrong swimwear. Follow our guide to make sure you buy the most flattering costume to really show off those curves!
Firstly have an honest look at your body shape as this will help to determine the overall style you’re looking for:
- Apple shapes should opt for costumes with control panels to smooth and support the stomach, ideally with a vertical design to help elongate your body.
- Pear shapes should try to draw attention to the upper body and away from the hips, to create a more balanced silhouette. Look for styles with padding in the bust.
- Hourglass shapes can be more bold with your choice of swimwear, but make sure there is symmetry in the top and bottom.
Styles and Colours
Stripes can actually make you look slimmer, if they are horizontal or diagonal. Bold colours look great with a tan and classic dark colours can be very flattering. If you want to draw attention to specific features, look for cut-out details and metallic flashes. Swim dresses are great for covering up or try a costume with an attached skirt. If you need some bust support, look for specific ranges with different cup sizes plus adjustable straps are a must to ensure you feel comfortable.
If you need a bit of extra support, look for costumes with tummy control panels or detailing across the stomach area. Our favourites are the Ecute and Miraclesuit Oceanus swimsuits.