Summer is here (wait, who are we kidding, it’s perpetually summer in Singers!) and it’s time to bust out your best swimwear girls. You may prefer to just lounge on the beach or take a dip in the pool – no matter your fancy, we all have to agree that shopping for swim gear is a total buzzkill. How to pick out the perfect suit has got to be one of the most complicating sartorial dilemmas ever, #truestory. So, we’ve decided to help everyone out and roll out a guide to bathing suit shopping. And since we’re addicted to online shopping (Zalora knows us best), we’ve come up with some shopping tips and swimsuit styles from our favourite online retailer that’ll suit every body type out there. Now you can kiss your bathing suit conundrums goodbye!
Hips Don’t Lie
We got it, your hips don’t lie and your derrière is just like Beyonce’s. What you need is a style that will balance out that sexy proportion. Try going for a strapless bandeau that creates a horizontal line across your chest, it’ll give a great offset to your curvy bottom. This printed Palenque Set from Nilos Beachwear is in the prefect shade of burnt orange with a twisted front top design. If you prefer a style with a little more colour and pattern, opt for the Bandeau Bikini Set in striking aztec prints.
So you’re built a little like an apple and your muffin-top frustrates the heck out of you. Don’t worry because there are ways to slim out your middle. A high-waisted bottom or retro-styled one-piece are super on-trend and are ace for covering the abdomen.
So your twins are big – congratulations, you mother of two healthy babies (we kid)! One thing that’s really important for girls with big girls is that you can’t compromise on support. Search for a bikini with cups or underwire so your boobs don’t go all over the place when you go for a dip. Also, look for thicker bathing suit straps like this Colour Cocktail Underwire Bikini Set by Funfit. Don’t forget your lower half too! Skip the skimpy bottoms and opt for a style that has a thicker waistband like the Royal Blue String Bikini Set With Skirt.
Flat As A Pancake
Oh come on, you can take a little joke can you? If you’re the type of babe who’s itty bitty on the top, we totally understand your predicament in hunting down the most flattering suit that can flatter your bust. The best style for you would be a bikini top with some flowy drapes or tassles like this Bella Kini iteration or the fringe bandeau top bikini set from Colloyes.
Not all Sassy Girls are created equal. We know some of you can get a little shy about showing off your midsection so choose a suit that skims over the middle. Or pick out one-piece swimsuits like this Arabesque Swimsuit by Papeete or a stunning swimdress in a pretty print like the Blooming Grace Halter Swimdress by Funfit.
To add curves to your athletic frame, try a suit with details like ruffles, rings, paddings and gathering. This will create the illusion of a curvaceous silhouette and add more interest to your figure. Simple suits with solid colours without texture or accents will only reinforce straight lines. Try to avoid straight-across bandeaus, boy-cut briefs and shapeless one-pieces too!
Too Hot To Handle
Consider the rashguard if you burn easily. We haven’t forgotten about you sun-sensitive girls! There are many coverups that provide a stylish alternative to the bikini and while the swimsuits, cut-outs and string bikinis get all the attention at the beach, trust us when we say you can look as chic covered up.