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What Swim Suit works best for your BODY TYPE?


With summer just around the corner, bathing suits are one of the first things on my wishlist. Buying bathing suits can be difficult, especially if you are purchasing online because you can't try them on. How do you know if this will look good? It looks good on the model but will it look good on you? One important thing to keep in mind whilst shopping for swimwear is your body type. All body types are unique and beautiful in their own way and therefore, it is important to know what swim suit types suits you the best.


The five main body types are triangle (aka pear), inverted triangle, rectangular, hour glass and round. Not everyone fits perfectly under one of these categories. For example, I am a mix of the rectangular and the inverted triangle body type. I have narrow hips and a larger bust which defines the inverted triangle, but I also have narrow shoulders. This can make it a little confusing. I am going to go over all the different body types and offer tips for which bathing suits will highlight your main attributes etc. If you are like me and fit somewhere between two body types, you can pay attention to both body types and just apply the tips that work for you. I will also be adding images which are linked to the site and you can automatically purchase through the blog if you want!

PEAR or TRIANGULAR

This body type is curvier on their thighs and booty and then smaller up top. The key to finding the right thing for your body type is to balance your proportions. For the pear body type, you want to draw more attention to the upper half by wearing something eye catching. For example a bikini top with a plunging neck line to add more curve up top or a one piece with a low cut. Strapless bandeau tops and push ups work great for this body type. Here are some examples of swimwear that will work for you. Click on the image if you want to purchase. I will start off the list with the more pricy bathing suits and then show some more affordable ones.


MONDAY SWIMWEAR

Costa Rica Top $84 (different colors available also)


Argentina Bottom $82


Portugal top $92


Byron Bottom - Jaguar $82


FRANKIES BIKINI

Meridith One Piece $175


OH POLLY

Side note: Most of these items are on sale and they are going fast

Turn up the heat plunge bikini top $22


Summer escape V shape bottoms $22


La Vida Loca Wired Bikini top $25


Turn up the heat bottoms $21


ZAFUL

High cut plunge neck one piece $11


Wrap One piece $18


SET $15


INVERTED TRIANGLE

The inverted triangle body type tends to have broader shoulders and a larger bust, but narrower hips and waist. The rule of creating the illusion of balance also applies all body types. For this particular body shape, we want to minimize shoulders and enhance the booty. The type of bottoms you want are the kind that enhance your hips, such as bikini bottoms that tie on the sides or high leg cut bottoms. The higher the cut of your swimsuit, the more enhanced your hips will look. If you have broad shoulders, you want to minimize the appearance of them. Halters with wide straps or plunging necklines are good options.


FRANKIES BIKINI

Penelope one piece $210


Skyler one piece $185


MONDAY SWIMWEAR

MAUI bottom $79


Jamaica top $92


Portugal Top $87


Portugal Bottom $82


BLACKBOUGH SWIM

Liv Bottoms $40


Lucy Top $45


Cody Bottom $46 (swimsuit bottoms that have a scrunch are great for a "bigger booty" illusion)


Cody Top $40


OH POLLY SWIM

VACAY ruched bikini top $25


Vacay Ruched Micro Thong $25


Permanent vacation high rise thong bottoms $25


Here's the Scoop Racer Top $22


Ribbed Metallic Bikini top in ROSE GOLD $25


V shaped thong metallic bottoms in rose gold $25


ZAFUL

BIKINI SET $15


Cinched Tye-die set $13 (these types of suites (tankinis) are for those who don't feel comfortable showing any shoulder)


Cutout one piece $18


THE RECTANGULAR BODY

Rectangle body shapes have a straight silhouette, with minimal difference between waist, hip and bust measurements. This body type is one of the easier ones to find a bathing suit for because swimsuits are made to enhance curves. Almost all bathing suit types work for the rectangles out there, but there are some tricks to add curves, We want to avoid boxy necklines and thick waistbands because this will take away from the cute little curves you have. What we want to do is enhance curves on both the top and the bottom.


MONTCE SWIM


Black Cage One-piece $198


Lilac Paula Top $78


LILAC LULU BOTTOMS $68


FRANKIES BIKINI

Reece Top $90


Kaitlin Bottom $90


Tasha Top $85


Tasha Bottom $85


SOMMERSWIM


DARIA PAPAGAYO - BRALETTE BIKINI TOP $69