How to Choose a Swimsuit for Your Body Type

by | Aug 7, 2022 | Fashion

Picture this scenario: You have a summer vacation all planned out that involves going to the beach. However, you haven’t been to the beach in years so you don’t have any swimsuits available. Besides, your body has changed. So, even if you find your old swimwear, it probably won’t fit anymore.

Now you are in a dilemma: How do you choose the right swimsuit for your body?

Choosing the right swimsuit for your body type can be a daunting task. Fortunately, with the right information, you can make short work of it. In this article, we will provide you with that information.

Let’s start!

Swimsuits for big boobs

The best swimsuits for big boobs are those that provide ample support and coverage. If you make the mistake of wearing a swimsuit without the necessary support, you will likely end up with backache and strap marks. As a result, we recommend you go for a bikini top with an underwire and a big chest band. Also, choose a swimsuit that has wide-set straps for optimal comfort.

Swimsuits for small boobs

People with small boobs have a wide range of swimsuits to choose from, including triangle bikinis, boob tubes, and bandeau tops. We recommend you find those that have padded inserts as they can improve your cleavage and make it seem fuller. Also, try something with a low neckline and extra details like ruffles.

Swimsuits for pear shapes

If you carry most of your weight on the bottom half of your body, the ideal swimsuit for your body type has details on the top half. Alternatively, you can try a swimsuit that is a combination of a patterned top and block-colored bottom. These suits will give you a balanced look and ensure attention is not directed to your wide hips.

Swimsuits for apple shapes

If you have a wide tummy – and carry most of your weight around the middle of your body – you will love any of the variety of tummy control swimsuits on the market. These swimsuits will support your tummy and keep it in shape. Also, it will help if your swimsuit has details across the midriff. What’s more? A swimsuit with a patterned or colorful top and a block-colored bottom is also suitable for this body type.

Swimsuits for petite shapes

If you have a petite body, we recommend swimsuits with cut-outs as they will help you achieve the impression of an hourglass body shape. Also, swimsuits with vertical stripes, deep necklines, and high-cut legs are worthy of consideration as they will make your body look longer.

Swimsuits for tall shapes

If you are tall, you might find it challenging to find a swimsuit that fits your body type. Consequently, we recommend you go with a two-piece. Alternatively, you can get a high-cut bikini bottom: it will accentuate your figure and make your legs look longer.

Swimsuits for hourglass shapes

If you have an hourglass shape, the best swimsuit is one that highlights your well-proportioned curves. Buy a thong, wrap shape, or belt swimsuit for a fun day at the beach.

Swimsuits for strawberry shapes

If you have a strawberry shape – a broad upper half with narrow hips and slim legs – we recommend you get a swimsuit with a plunging neckline or one with a highcut. Either of these two will give a flattering impression of your figure to onlookers. 

Swimsuits for athletic shapes

If you have an athletic body shape, almost any type of swimsuit will work for you. Simply buy any swimsuit that catches your fancy and you are ready to go.