Swimwear for your shape
Find the perfect costume to flatter your figure this summer.
If your bottom is bigger than your bust, a sheer cover-up is perfect for the bottom half of your body. Be sure to play around with colour combinations to highlight your bust. Avoid bright colours or frills on the bottom half of your body – they'll draw the eye downwards. Rather wear a costume with pattern around the midriff and bust.
If your tummy is a problem area, be creative with how you drape your shawl. Even better, try a tankini – it covers your midriff but still looks stylish.
Wide straps are a must for your bikini tops, and halter-top bikinis show a little cleavage but still support your breasts. Pick a bikini with a padded or underwire top. Avoid strappy tops and frilly detail or brighter colours on your bikini top.
A costume in a solid dark colour or a big print can complement curvy women and a one-shouldered neckline can help balance your shape.
Horizontal stripes in your midriff will help shorten your torso and a tankini will minimise your midriff. But if you want to be a bit more playful, opt for a cut-out costume, which will break up your torso.
You can play around with lots of shapes and patterns! Our best tip for petite figures? If you have a short torso, try a costume with vertical stripes to lengthen your figure.
Make your legs look longer with a swimsuit which is cut high on the thigh. A plunging neckline will add length to your body.
Emphasise your breasts with frill detail or patterns. Don't be fooled into thinking your tops and bottoms must match. Try out a brighter bikini top with dark bottoms. Triangle tops and one-shouldered designs also draw the eye upwards and make your bust look bigger.
If you have a boyish figure, cut-out one-pieces draw your eye to your waist and create the illusion of curves. You could also try a costume with a belt or bunched detail around the midriff. Play around with pretty prints too.