Your Swimwear Problems Solved

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We all want to look and feel great on the beach or by the pool and we all know that we have certain body areas that we feel self-conscious about and want to try and conceal, and that's why choosing the right style of swimwear will help you to feel much more confident in the sun.

Fuller figure women are often nervous about being on the beach or by the pool and often resort to wearing cover ups or don't feel confident enough to wear swimwear when they really don't need to feel so self-conscious and make the most of their womanly curves. Get the style of swimwear right and you'll be able to flatter those problem areas and show off your best bits, it's just about choosing the right type of swimsuit, bikini or tankini and you'll be feeling and looking fantastic.

First of all you need to decide which area of your body you feel most self-conscious about, that way you'll be able to tailor your swimwear to help flatter that area, using various tricks to create illusions to make that area look bigger or smaller.

Large bust

The main thing to consider if you have a large bust is that amount of support that the swimsuit or bikini provides, so underwired cups with structured seams are probably best, as are cup size bikinis for the best support. A halterneck bikini top, thick neckbands and wide shoulder straps will also give plenty of support. If you're keen on minimising your large bust then go for a plain top with as little detail as possible, while wearing a dark bikini top and bright bottoms will help draw attention away from your bust area.

Small bust

You may not think it sometimes but if you've got a small bust then you're actually very blessed and lucky because you can pretty much wear any style of swimwear you like. When shopping for swimwear, remember that less is more with small busts, so don't be afraid to show off your petite body. Make the most of your small bust with triangle bikinis and bandeau tops, but if you want to create an illusion of a larger bust then a halter neck, underwired top or padded cup will boost your cleavage. For an extra enhancement then horizontal stripes and detail around the bust will also make the bust look bigger.

Long torso

If you're quite tall and often feel that swimwear makes you look elongated then opt for a bikini or tankini rather than a swimsuit. High legs, low necklines and horizontal lines will all work really well for you because the break up of colour and material shorten the length of the body. If you're really not keen on wearing a bikini and feel more comfortable in a swimsuit then go for one in a print rather than a block colour with a plunging neckline.

Short torso

Petite women usually want to create an illusion of a longer body, so you'll want to avoid boy shorts all together because they make the legs look shorter, and opt for high cut leg lines or hipster bikini bottoms because they will make your legs look longer. Other than that, you're lucky enough to be able to wear pretty much anything else, although vertical stripes and prints will also be flattering on your figure.

Large hips

Curvy women are most likely to have large hips, but don't feel self conscious about them, most women would love to have full hips. Flattering large hips is actually quite simple and is all about drawing attention towards other areas of the body like detail around the bust or wearing dark bikini bottoms with a brighter bikini top. You'll also find that high cut swimwear with halter neck or bandeau tops will help to balance out your curves.

Small hips

To create a curvier silhouette from trim hips then high cut legs or hipster bottoms with make your hips look more defined, while detailing on the briefs or even a contrasting belt will also create a curvier shape. If you prefer swimsuits then one with gathering around waist will be really flattering, as will bright shades, but make sure you avoid solid blocks of colour.

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This article was published on 2011/04/19