In honor of the first day of June, I decided to make a post dedicated to swimsuits for your body shape.
How to Determine your Body Shape
- Shoulders, waist and hips are about the same width = Rectangle
- Waist is wider than hips and shoulders = Apple (sometimes referred to as an Oval)
- Shoulders are narrower than hips (or measurements get larger from top to bottom) = Pear (also referred to as Triangle)
- Shoulders and waist are about the same width but waist is smaller =Hourglass
- Shoulders are wider than hips = Inverted (or Upside down) Triangle (not pictured)
If you have the rectangle shape, you wanna try to create the illusion of a waist. The monokini is a great because it has cut outs at the waist and naturally creates curves. Patterns and ring holes in the bottoms also help.
If you have a bit of a tummy horizontal striped and ruffles at the midsection will make it virtually invisible. Getting a loose tankini will make your waist appear smaller while disguising your stomach.
There are two aspects to the pear shape swimsuits. For most pears, there bust is very small. Bandeaus and ruffles will add volume to the bust. Pears are also tend to have big hips and thigh. String and bikini bottoms are perfect for lengthing legs and making the hips appear smaller.
The hourglass is basically the shape that we are all trying to create. For hourglasses they can do just about whatever they want. But to make your small waist a little bit more pronounced try using patterns and designs on the top and bottom.
For inverted triangles there are also two aspects. For your bigger bust, use underwire and supportive tops to make sure your not falling out everywhere. To make your body a bit more proportionate, have a lot of patterns on the bottom and very little on top.
The monokini is good for about everyone as it create curves and gives the illusion of a tiny waist. I recommend that everyone at least give it a try.
I kind of made this post on a whim. There are many posts on swimsuits for your body shape but this is just my take on it. All the information for the clothes and shoes in the outfit pics can be found here on my polyvore account. Hope you guys enjoyed!
So, what did you guys think of this post? Do you have any more ways to swimsuit ideas? Do you have any items of clothing that you would like me to style? Leave it in the comments!