19 Aug 2015
Summer is almost over but there are still a couple of warm days left, so you should enjoy the sun while you can. Enjoying the sun often means hitting up a beach or a pool. There’s one thing we all would probably agree on when it comes to finding that perfect beach or pool outfit: shopping for new swimwear is downright intimidating. I get asked often how to buy the best swimsuit for a body shape. When looking for the ideal swimwear, typically, what you’re going for is something that makes you look good proportionally, that creates an hourglass figure, and will mask (or draws attention from) what you consider to be your trouble spots. Here are some things you should think about: If your bottom is bigger than your upper body Look for bottoms with higher cut to show off your thighs. A tankini will add length to your lower body. Try a plunging neckline or ruffles. Anything that will draw attention to your upper part. Stay away away from boy shorts as they make your hips appear wider. Bigger on top Support is your best friend. Hello, underwire tops that hold everything in place! Hello halter-top, wide shoulder strap and no to bandeau-style top. If you’re smaller on top, look for bikini tops with an adjustable strap and padding, or an under wire, demi-bra style, ruffled, fringed, frills and bandeau tops. If you’re thin and tall Look for a two-piece swimsuit with ruffles, embellishments at the hips and bust line. Try horizontal stripes and stretchy fabrics. Cut-out suits are going to look best on you as it can break up a long torso. If you are apple-shaped Look for something with ruching at belly part, empire waist and also tankini. One-piece suits with a cinched in waist create that dreamy hourglass shape.
Barbora Dudinska

Barbora Dudinska

Toronto-based fashion and image consultant, personal stylist and freelance writer. Recognized for her fashion and style expertise, Barbora has been covering all things fashion for various media outlets in Canada and Europe. With exclusive insider access to star-studded red carpets, she experiences first hand and up close what’s hot, what’s not, what’s trendy and what are the highs and lows of Hollywood style. www.styleimage.ca Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @chichiblog