Swimwear for Your Body Type

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Don’t shy away from swimwear and hide behind cover ups when it comes to hitting the beach or lounging by the poolside just because you don’t have the “perfect” swimsuit model proportions. The trick is to find the swimwear design that best fits your body shape

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Once you’ve established your body shape, take note of the following when you shop for your next set of swimwear:

The Hourglass Figure

For those with an hourglass shaped body, you’d be able to pull off various types of looks but the best one to show off your body shape are the retro designs, which are now back on trend and increasing in popularity. Go for classic one pieces or a full set


From left: Zebra Bandeau Set by Woopz Bikinis | Geometric Aztec by Pink n’ Proper | Leila One-Piece by Malibu Beachwear

Apple and Inverted Triangle Body Shapes

Shift the focus away from your top to your slender waist and gorgeous legs by opting for plain tops and patterned bottoms. Stay away from think straps and instead go for thicker ones that offer better support


From left: Marie Na Banded Triangle by Malibu Beachwear | Blue Stripes Halter by Woopz Bikinis

The Triangle

The triangle body shape is the opposite, you’d want to play up your upper half of your body instead and it keep it simple for the bottom. Avoid boy shorts and bright patterned bottoms


From left: Max Azaria Crossback by Pink n’ Proper | Victoria V Wire by Malibu Beachwear

Athletic Build

Stay away from one pieces and instead opt for something with details at the hip and bust to create illusions of curves. Embellishments and prints on triangle bikinis are your best friends for swimwear


From left: Shakira Fringe bikini from Woopz Bikinis | Arizona Crochet Top from Pink n’ Proper | Sayuri Twist Bandeau from Malibu Beachwear

Now that you’re armed with these little tips in helping you choose the best type of swimwear for your body shape, hit the beach or poolside with confidence, sun care and have a relaxing good time!

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