TO BIKINI OR NOT TO BIKINI?
09 Nov 2017
With summer just weeks away, there is one, very pressing, item on every shopper’s mind – swimwear. And while there is a plethora of swimwear options out there – from bikinis, to one-pieces and even ‘tankinis’ (yes, that is a real thing) – it is hard work selecting the perfect style to suit your shape.
So for those who find swimwear shopping a little daunting, we thought we would help ease the process with the below break down and give the phrase ‘summer body ready’ a whole new meaning.
Not just for the young – a well-structured two-piece can accentuate most shapes. Whether you are rocking a Beyoncé bod or are bustier on top, find a bikini that highlights your strongest asset to give you ultimate beach-body confidence. For those who are pear shaped and proud, opt for a high waisted bikini not just for comfort, but style. Busty on top? Ditch the stringy sets and find a well-supported two-piece with underwire, thick straps and double stitched bands for ultimate support. Choose a supportive strapless or halter-top for the most flattering results, while plunging necklines can also suit this shape. For those who are little more flat on top and bottom, choose a fun print that includes ruching and vibrant patterns – while those who are straight up and down are better suited to floral designs, with frills and gathering to give the illusion of a more curvier shape.
What was once considered out-dated, this number is now in vogue – and hugely so. Completely on trend, the one piece suits all types of shapes and sizes and knows no age limit.
From the athletic form, to those with curves, it is the perfect swimwear choice for those who are a little more conservative, classic in style and well, aren’t afraid of tan lines. For those who have a fuller figure and want the sliming effect, opt for a dark, block colour – this helps to make your torso appear tinier than what it may be. If you are self-conscious of your broader shoulders choose an off-the shoulder cut to distract the eye, while those who wish to elongate their torso will love a high neck one-piece with a nice, clean print to elegantly extend the upper half.