Beach season is upon us. And though shopping for a swimsuit typically gets a bad rap, it doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Looking good and feeling confident is a just a matter of knowing how to celebrate the parts you love most about your body. Keep scrolling for tips on how to find the most flattering swimsuits for your shape, then go flaunt that beach bod.
For a triangular frame
Highlight your upper body
Show off your shoulders with a one-piece that features unique details up top. An asymmetrical strap, ruffles, side cutouts, or similar embellishments all work to create the illusion of a bigger chest, thus accentuating an hourglass silhouette.
Lengthen your legs
Playing with colors and prints can also help create visual balance. A solid bikini bottom in a darker color is flattering because it elongates your legs while creating an overall more streamlined appearance.
For an hourglass frame
Support your bust
We love halter necklines because they’re supportive of larger busts and look great, too. You’ll want to opt for underwire and thicker bathing suit straps, and make sure to seek out your proper cup size in order to achieve the most comfortable fit.
Define your waist
Retro cuts, in general, tend to be quite flattering—especially if you have a fuller derrière. High-waist bottoms lend themselves well toward creating an hourglass silhouette by contouring the midsection without subduing your curves.
For a rectangular frame
Enhance your curves
If you’re looking to create the appearance of an hourglass figure, bikini-style necklines and high-cut hips will get the job done. Cutout designs and solid-color suits with contrasting side panels are strategic elements that help give your body some shape.
Play up your shape
3D details like ruffles, frills, ruching, or ties come in handy when looking to exaggerate your silhouette. Bright colors or vibrant prints are also fantastic ways to create curves