- Apple – you are well proportioned but with a little bit of extra around the middle. You can define your waistline by looking for suits with under-wire, ruching, and color-blocking. View the apple figure flattering guide here.
- Pear – the width of your torso is smaller than the width of your hips. You’ll want to balance the difference between the top and bottom part of your body by color-blocking or wearing embellishments on your top half. More pear shape tips here.
- Hourglass – you are well proportioned with a shapely bust and defined waist. So you have a ton of options, but swimsuits than make you appear elongated will work best. More about the hourglass shape here.
- Rectangle – you are well proportioned and relatively lean but are lacking in the curve department. You can show off the fact that you have nothing to hide or you can use embellishments to your create the illusion of curves.
If you have a short torso and want to minimize the tummy area, I suggest something with an inverted print like this.
If under-wire support isn’t a must have, but you want the illusion of a smaller waist minus the discomfort of shape-wear, I would recommend this one.
Even though there are a lot options for the hourglass shape, I would stick to suits that really elongate the legs like this one. (Beyoncé taught us this trick.)
I have an apple shape, long torso, and wear an e-cup and I love this swimsuit! I’ve tried so many brands, but I keep coming back to the Swim Sexy line. Each year I excitedly wait to see what the collaboration between the blogger, Gabifresh and Swim Suits For All has to offer because they don’t disappoint.
If you’re still unsure of which swimsuit suits you best check out #MySwimBody to see how the suits looks on more women who aren’t models. If all else fails, rest assured in the fact that Swimsuits For All has an awesome return policy.
P.S. What do you find most difficult about shopping for swimsuits? What works for you?