Spring cleaning – Check.
Sweaters, cardis, jackets back in the trunk- Check.
Get beach ready- Double check!
While that sums up what I’ve been upto in the past couple of days, I’ve also managed to finally, finally find the bikini of my dreams. Trust me, It’s been easier finding the perfect man than the perfect bikini! I mean, given my ummm unique body shape, it’s been super tough for me to wear a two piece swim suit without looking ridiculously uncomfortable. But that was before last Thursday.
Last Thursday, I was on a mission to find the bikini that didn’t make me look like a pornstar reject. After years of trials and what can only be described as faux pas from hell, I’ve come to the conclusion that no matter what they say, there’s a bikini for everyone- Yup, everyone! BUT it takes a healthy amount of time and patience to find the perfect one.
Here’s a How To Guide to choosing the right beachwear for your bodytype:
1) Too skinny:
Most women would hardly consider this a problem but only skinny women know how tough it is to find things that fit well. Plus, you’d hate to look malnourished in beachwear. So here’s what you should look for:
You want: Something to enhance your curves like a monokini with cutouts or a stringy number. Also, choose lighter colors or a catchy prints.
Stay away from: Tankinis, Vertical stripes.
2) Big bustline
You Want: Good coverage and something that does not exaggerate the bustline because the aim is to look proportionate. Try a full or 3/4th cup balconette bikini top supported with an underwire (crucial for this body type) You could also use smaller prints and scoop necks to minimize the effect. A frill or ruffle on top would also work. Also, choose an interesting or larger print towards the lower half to take the attention away from top.
Stay Away from: Triangular, underwire- less bikinis- you don’t want any surprise pops or peeking toms!
3) Big hips
You want: Tankinis that lengthen your figure, Deep V neck one piece or eye catching detailing on top to take the attention away from the hips. A two tone swimsuit with the bottom half in a darker color will also work!
Stay away from: High cuts in your bikini or string bikinis that show off more of your hips than what you want.
4) Big midriff- boxy figure
Stay away from: Boy shorts, staples bandeau bikini tops that will exaggerate the boxy figure.
5) Short legs:
You want: A high cut tankini/ bikini, stringy numbers or one pieces on a single color to give the illusion of longer legs, one shoulder detailing to elongate the figure.
Stay away from: Boy shorts, two tone swimsuits that break the figure in half or bandeau styles.
Happy beach time girls!