April 22 Browse

Body Type: Hourglass

If you've got an overall curvy shape with similarly wide hips and shoulders but a smaller waist, a full rear and thigh, and slim and shapely lower legs, your figure is considered hourglass shaped. Look for swimsuits that keep the eye busy, and especially any suits that accentuate the waist.

The best swimsuits for women with the hourglass body type tend to have halter tops, V-necks, allover prints and side details, which highlight the curves and give good accent to the waist and legs. Any style of suit works fairly well with the hourglass body type.

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Body Type: Oval

If you have a full bust, waist, and upper back, but less full hips, a flat rear, and a pronounced tummy and midriff with slim arms and legs, you should look for suits that provide a steady balance to your body type, especially any swimsuits that can elongate your figure.

Swimsuits with a built-in underwire bra and skirted bottoms can be very flattering and balancing, and wide or square necked suits can narrow the shoulders. Look for surplices to provide a longer and more balanced look to your figure, or consider blousons to camouflage and downplay your midsection while accenting your other attributes.

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Body Type: Triangle

For women with more prominent hips, thighs, and rear, less prominent shoulders and bust, and average to large legs, swim dresses and skirtinis can be a great way to provide balance to the figure. Look for swimsuits that use a print or light colored top and a solid, dark bottom. Or try something with an embellished bustline to draw the eye up toward your face and shoulders.

Women with fuller thighs should look for dresses, skirts, and shorts that flatter the figure, and other slimming designs include one pieces or swim dresses with princess seams and empire waistlines.

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Body Type: Inverted Triangle

If you have a full bust, waist, and upper back, but less full hips, a flat rear, and a pronounced tummy and midriff with slim arms and legs, you should look for suits that provide a steady balance to your body type, especially any swimsuits that can elongate your figure.

Swimsuits with a built-in underwire bra and skirted bottoms can be very flattering and balancing, and wide or square necked suits can narrow the shoulders. Look for surplices to provide a longer and more balanced look to your figure, or consider blousons to camouflage and downplay your midsection while accenting your other attributes.

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Body Type: Square

This body type includes women with a bust, waist, and hips of a similar size. If you consider your figure as "boyish," it can be very beneficial to your figure to create curves by trying halter top swimsuits, twists, wraps, and skirts to add shape for a very flattering and feminine look.

Look for shirring at the waist and bust or pretty details like ruffles to add the illusion of curves.

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