May 17, 2015

Guest Post | Swimsuits Do’s and Don’ts’s for 2015

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Sophie White is a fashion blogger based in Australia. She’s up to date with the latest trend in clothing, hairstyle, shoes and any apparel that can turn heads. Her passion for fashion has inspired her to lead the online marketing campaign for Swimsuits Direct, a women’s swimwear boutique in North Brunswick, NJ.
When it comes to shopping for swimwear, there are certain guidelines that must be followed. For each body type, a particular style or design or maybe even a specific color suits it much better than anything else. Match your body shape with the right kind of style and make swimsuit shopping a breeze – less worries, less stress. Check out this guide and see which swimsuit styles would suit you best.

Tall body

For women with long bodies, a tankini or a one-piece swimsuit will look great on you, or any top with an empire waistline. For two-piece bikinis, the length between the top and bottom must be considered; it must be minimized. An example of this is when a tankini is paired up with a high-waisted bottom. This will minimize the tall appearance of the body.

Short torso or short-legged

Short-legged women or those with a short torso should opt for swimsuits with a leg that has a high cut. This kind of style will give them an illusion of more height or an increase in length along the legs or torso. Boy-cut shorts must be avoided at all costs, as this can create a stockier look for women with a short torso and/or short legs.

Broad shoulders

Women with broad shoulders should opt for tank-wrap, one-piece swimsuits that come in a dark color, with a companion lighter-colored bottom or perhaps a small skirt. This will compliment other areas of the body, as opposed to putting focus on the wide shoulders, creating a balanced effect.

Fuller Bust

A halter top or a bra-shaped swimsuit top with an underwire will work best for women with a big bust. This will give them more support and more coverage. Women with this type of shape may also choose a top with a darker color and a brightly colored or printed bottom. Choosing between a bikini or a one-piece swimsuit would depend on the midsection. Make sure that with any type of swimsuit style, the embellishment or design should be at the bottom to balance or counteract the bust line.

Small Bust

For women with a small bust, choose a swimsuit that has its embellishments at the top, such as ruffles and beading, and avoid elaborately-styled bottoms.

Thick or undefined waist

Having an undefined waist isn’t that much of a problem, but if you want to create the illusion of curves, then you could go for a one-piece suit that comes with a V-shaped neck with a belted waist. A contrasting or bright color is also preferable.

Butt Area

For those with a small butt, choose a swimsuit that has a full skirt or one that gathers in the rear. Boy shorts must be avoided. For those with big butts, swimwear with legs that are cut lower or those with a smooth A-line skirt would do well. High-cut bottoms must be avoided for women with this kind of shape.

Shopping for a swimsuit shouldn’t need to be a stressful venture. You just have to know exactly what you need when it comes to the features of your body. Once you keep these things in mind, looking for that perfect swimwear for your beach or pool getaway should be easier. Now, what you’ll have is the excitement in anticipation for all the fun you’ll be having in the sun.

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  1. Great tips! I will do remember all these things. There are times that I really do pick the wrong one for me. Now I know what to look for.

  2. Hah, I'm doing a piece on this topic for the newspaper soon :-) I agree, it's so important to dress for your body type, also when it comes to swimwear.