Happy New Year! For 2016 we've resolved to put an end to the confusion and frustration that comes with swimsuit shopping. With the help of the swimwear fit and style experts over at The Beach Company, we're breaking down the best fit tips for every body type. From curvier frames to athletic body types, we're helping to make sense of the endless swimwear options and narrowing them down to the picks that were made to fit and flatter your frame. Want to know what you should be looking for? Scroll on to get the experts' dos and don'ts, find your perfect suit, and never hate swimsuit shopping again!
January 2, 2016
Swimwear Shopping Guide for the ATHLETIC Shape
Athletic: You're more straight up-and-down and have fewer curves, like Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Anniston
What to look for: The name of the game is playing up your curves with styles that flaunt your frame. Suits with less coverage help to create the illusion of a shapelier figure.
Tips and tricks from Zoey & Prachi, fit and style experts for The Beach Company:
- Tops or bottoms with bold prints, ruffles, and embellishments add intrigue and feminine flair and can create the appearance of more curve at top and bottom.
- Monokinis create fabulous curves, as do one-pieces with slashes or strategically placed cutouts.
- The smaller the swimsuit bottom, the fuller and curvier the derriere appears.
- Tie-side bikini bottoms enhance curves and adjust perfectly to your size.