Thursday, April 21, 2011

Summer 101: Which bathing suit is suited for my body type?

It’s that time of year again…bathing suit season! For those of you dreading it because you may not feel as confident as the girl next to you, fear not! Just because your body types are different doesn't mean you can’t look as fabulous as her. All you have to do is find the right bathing suit to fit your body type and you’ll be hotter than the sun this season!

The “Hour Glass”

This body shape means that your top half is proportionate to your bottom half with a defined waist in the middle. The bathing suits that look the best on this body type are halters and a string bottom. Also, be sure to match the top to the bottom. Mixing prints or patterns might make your top or bottom half look bigger than the other, which is a look you want to avoid.

Kim Kardashian showing off the “Hour Glass” body shape.

Liya Push-up Halter top and low-rise bottoms, Victoria’s Secret

The “Straight”

For the “straight” figures, you have what we like to call a sporty shape. The best thing to do for your body bathing suit-wise is to add girlie details to your bikinis. Look for monokinis and tankinis as they will add curves to your figure. Also, patterns are going to be your best friend because they create a focus on all the right features.

Demi Moore is a great example of the "straight" body type

Very Sexy Gold Trim Monokini, Victoria’s Secret

The “Triangle”

The “Triangle” body shape means that you are slightly heavier on bottom than on top. When trying on bathing suits, colors and patterns will do you well on top. Bandeau tops will look amazing on you because they draw more attention up top and also, you can have padded tops to help equalize your body.

Rihanna's body type is a great example for the "triangle" shape

Beach Sexy Cheeky Bottom and Balconet Top, Victoria’s Secret

The “Inverted Triangle”

The “Inverted Triangle” body shape is the exact opposite of the “Triangle”. Here, your top is bigger than your bottom. The things you should look for when buying a bathing suit is a halter with thicker straps and possibly underwire to keep you in place. What’s great is you have the perfect body to wear itty-bitty string bikini bottoms to show off your itty-bitty booty.

Audrina Patridge shows off her bikini and "inverted triangle" body type

Very Sexy VS Stringkini Denim-look Bottom and Top, Victoria’s Secret

Hopefully, these tips will help you not only find the perfect bathing suit for your type of body but the confidence to wear it. Don’t be afraid to flaunt what you have!

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