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Figure flattering swimwear

24 APRIL 2012

Summer is nearly here. It’s time to get away. Thoughts of lounging on white sand with crystal clear water lapping at your toes sounds perfect doesn’t it? Relaxing in the sun in one of the world’s plushest destinations and enjoying cocktails with the girls.

With a holiday comes the chance to turn heads in the best show-stopping summer styles. If, this summer, you’re heading to one of the most stylish destinations you need to up your game in the style stakes. To look great on the beach you need the perfect swimwear for women.

 

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Whether opting for chic and stylish nautical swimwear, or saying it loud and proud with dazzling prints and fabulous florals one thing is always the same. You have to get the cut right and you have to flatter your figure. So, to start take a look at our guide to figure flattering swimwear.

Toning down your curves

If you want to tone down your curves it’s important to choose a cut which best complements your natural figure. Opt for a one-piece with support panels, or tankinis which offer more coverage, which flow away from the body or those with thicker straps and cover up skirts. Colour clashing might be right on trend for this season, but to play down your curves when opting for a two piece always keep the top and bottoms the same.

Playing up your curves

If you want to accentuate your curves and create more of an hourglass silhouette striped nautical swimwear could just be the summer style for you. Stripes are perfect for bringing out your curves and creating more of a feminine line.

Enhancing your bust

To make the most of your natural bust you can opt for swimwear offering both subtle and serious enhancement. A great place to start is with a little extra padding to enhance your natural shape or even add a cup size for a sexy look. Opting for a little flirty and fun detailing around your bust line will also add a little extra interest. For a little support and a comfortable fit for bigger busts try bikini tops with an underwire, adjustable shoulder straps or built in cups.

Creating a sleek and smooth shape

One of the best ways to give yourself a sleek, smooth and confident shape is by opting for a shapewear swimsuit. High waisted retro style bikinis and tankinis are also a great option to add a little extra coverage to your tummy. Flip-waist bikini bottoms are perfect too – you can turn them up for a little extra coverage or down to show some skin when sunbathing. They’re also great for lengthening your legs a little for a long, lithe look.

But these are just a few tips to get you started. To calculate your shape and pick the perfect swimwear the shape calculator at Swimwear365 is the perfect guide. Simply enter your measurements and they’ll do the hard work for you.

Once you’ve got your swimwear sorted. There’s nothing left, but to lie back on the sand and enjoy the sun.
 

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