Looking your best in a swimsuit isn’t a matter of size; it’s a matter of style and shape. Women come in a variety of different shapes and finding the swimsuit style that is designed for your shape is the secret to looking great in a swimsuit. Regardless what size you wear, you want to emphasize the parts of your body that you like and neutralize the parts you don’t like.
If you are a pear shape, meaning you carry more of your weight below your waist, the swimdress may be the flattering style you’re looking for. The Jordan Taylor Bandeau Swimdress Style 13101W is a great choice. With a bandeau neckline, the swing styling of this suit camouflages both tummy and hip areas. It is available in black, raspberry, turquoise and prints in sizes 16W through 22W. The MiracleSuit Aurora Soft Cup Skirted One Piece 469526W provides full coverage on the derriere while the V-neck and scoop back show a little skin and draw the eye up. The wrap design accents the bust and deemphasizes your midriff; available in black and electric blue in sizes 16W through 24W.
If you are an apple shape, meaning you have large breasts, an undefined waist with narrow hips and thighs, tankini tops are a good choice for hiding your tummy. Choosing a two-piece suit allows you to choose the style of bottom you prefer and show off your shapely legs. The MiracleSuit Malibu Underwire Camisole Tankini Top 470257W is a bold floral print on a black background. This top provides great support with hidden underwires and double shoulder straps and is available in sizes 16W through 24W. The Twist Tankini Swimsuit Top Style 377T from Sunsets Women is available in both a print and solid colors. This top is designed for style and comfort with hidden underwires, adjustable shoulder straps and a supportive underband for the built-in bra. It is available in sizes 16W through 22W.
Retro styling is a big trend this year and is a style that is attractive on several body shapes. We like the Jordan Taylor Adjustable Leg Suit Style 13103W. If you’d like to emphasize your bust, the wrapped fabric across the bust and wide halter straps provide comfort and support while drawing the eye up. With adjustable drawstrings, you decide how much leg you want to show. It is available in sizes 16W through 22W in black, raspberry, turquoise and prints.
There’s no need to avoid bright, colorful prints or bold colors. It’s outdated to limit yourself to only black, instead go for colors that flatter your skin tone.
There are more choices available in this category than ever before as designers recognize that the average American woman weighs 165 pounds and wears a size 14 or 16. To see more of what these savvy swimwear designers have to offer check out Elomi, Christina, Sunsets Woman, Jordan Taylor Swim, MagicSuit and MiracleSuit.
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