Hello ladies and welcome back to Springing Into Summer! We're onto epidsode two today - finding your perfect bathing suit (that's an American word I think, but I don't think the english have a word to mean either bikini OR swimming costume.) There are literally thousands of articles, videos and posts about this exact topic but I thought I'd throw my two cents in anyway!
Athletic/Straight up and down girls
You want to try and add a little something to your bust area, so ruffles are the way to go! These can make your chest look a bit bigger, and so making your figure look a little curvier. Big prints are also great to break up a straight up-and-down figure. Ideal bikinis for you:
|Both suits are from New Look. The ruffles add curves to the bust and hips, while the cut outs give the illusion of a curvy waist.|
Curvy girls are pretty lucky with bikinis, as so many different ones will suit your shape, so it really depends on your personal taste and which part you wish to highlight. Go for a block colour on the bottom and a pattern on top if you want to draw attention to the bust, or vice versa. Also, if you're very busty, look for a bikini with underwire to offer support, and avoid strapless bikinis - we don't want any nasty accidents if you know what I mean! Halternecks are great for extra support too. Definitely check out the Kelly Brook range at New Look for great affordable bikinis for curvy girls!
|All suits from New Look again haha, I'm obsessed. Both these suits are underwired and halternecks, so they're perfect for bustier girls!|
So many girls have little muffin tops (you know the extra little roll you get just above your bikini/trouser line? Not too attractive!). Now this is what I personally struggle most with, and the majority of magazine articles etc tell me to avoid bikinis. But maybe I don't want to! If you really want a bikini, go for one with a higher waistband as it's much more flattering. Also, try out a push-up bra to balance out the bottom half with some bigger boobs! If you do want a swimming costume, you can find some great ones at Tesco with tummy control panels in!
|These two suits are from Tesco. The bikini is great because the top has padding and push up, and the bottoms come up a little higher and have built in tummy control. The swimsuit has tummy control panels, and is a super cute pattern!|
I obviously know that there are thousands of other shapes, because not one woman has the same body shape as another, however most girls can find themselves somewhere within these three shapes. Please let me know if you have any questions, or comment below what your favourite bikini is that you'll be rocking this summer!
Talk to you later lovelies,