Swimwear - what shape suits my body best?
This year's biggest swim trends are all about making a statement poolside or on the beach.
As always, bikinis are very popular and new trends are ever-evolving. New cuts like the one-shoulder style and higher-cut bikini panties add a sexy, new kick to the huge variety.
New styles make the choice difficult: which swimsuit / bikini shape suits me?
I don't have a model figure, but still want to look and feel confident at the beach.
Swimsuits and bikinis can accentuate body parts and conceal problem zones. This may sound unlikely, but that's the way it is. All you have know is what part of the body you want to emphasize and conceal.
Look for your body shape and we’ll tell you which bikini style is perfect for you.
Pear-shape, hourglass or inverted trapezoid - we can't even keep track of the ways people are categorizing women’s bodies.
A balanced, symmetrical figure - a large bust, narrow waist and round hips.
Halter top shapes and swimsuits with deep necklines are ideal here. The tops should be triangle shaped, give the necessary support and emphasize the bust size. Bikini trousers with narrow straps accentuate your hips and show them off beautifully.
Wide shoulders, large bust, slender waist and narrow hips
Here, the necessary support function must be ensured for the upper part of the body. Wide straps and thick clasps provide thorough support. Stick to halter tops and deep necklines for the top, while the bikini pants shouldn’t be too tight. Boyfriend and Hipster models with further leg cut-outs are perfect here. Ruching and ruffles on the panties also give more volume and creates balance at the top.
Mix and Match models are also suitable for this body type.
Narrow shoulders, small chest and wide hips.
With this figure there is no single destiny, more than half of the women correspond to this type.
The goal here is to give the illusion of more curves, which is easily done by a top with cup padding and by picking prints or bright colors.
It’s best to choose swimsuits that emphasize your upper body. Tops with details like ruffles and inlays with pads, that conjure up your beautiful curves and can be removed if necessary are perfect. Do not use straight bandeau tops or shapeless pieces.
The panty should have tiny straps, so that it doesn’t draw the attention to the problem zone.
The shoulders, waist and hips are almost equally as wide and there may be some belly rounding.
A classic one-piece suit with a deep neckline or bikinis with high waist panties are very suitable for hiding love handles. Bikinis with shaped bows conjure up a little more bust-width and create better balance.
Tip: there are also bikini panties and one-piece swimsuits that have a flat belly reinforcement.
What do I wear on my way to the beach?
If you want to show off your legs, just pull a casual, soft cotton blouse over your bikini; don't forget the sandals or flip flops and a matching bathing bag.
A mini skirt, casual bermudas or sarong wrapped around your waist always looks sporty and sexy. But don’t forget your sun hat!
Do you want to hide your stomach? A caftan or long, silk dressing gown, worn like a dress, will put all the attention on you. A long, linen dress or maxi wrap skirt, with a straw hat - either on your head or in your hand, completes the extravagant look.