Now that summer has rolled back around, finding the most flattering swimsuit is at the top of many priority lists. For some, this may be easy, but for others, who have a more challenging body shape to work with, it could take hours of trying on different styles. To make life slightly simpler for you, OROGOLD brings you the most flattering summer swimsuits for all of your different body shapes.
Pear Shaped/ Bigger Booty
With the big booty trend continuing to grow, those of you with a bigger booty should be feeling confident enough to embrace it, rather than try to hide it. The key to finding the most flattering swimsuit for your shape is to find one that balances out your proportions while giving your bottom half the coverage that it needs. It is usually best to avoid retro-style bottoms, as well as boy-shorts. Instead, OROGOLD recommends that you opt for high cut bikini bottoms to elongate your legs, with a bikini top featuring a plunging neckline or bold details to draw attention to the top half of your body. Mara Hoffman, Victoria’s Secret and Stella McCartney all have some great styles that will look amazing on your body shape.
The most important thing to look for if you have a large bust is enough support, opting for swimsuits that either have underwire or molded cups. Halter neck styles will enhance your bust while giving you support, while higher backs can often help to keep everything in place. If you are trying to draw attention away from your chest, OROGOLD suggests keeping well away from any ruffles or embellishments on your top half. Brands to look at include Kate Spade, Tory Burch and Zimmermann.
For those of you who are proportionally smaller on the top, support isn’t as important, but, if you want some extra volume without the use of padding, opt for stronger fabrics, such as neoprene. For those of you who are happy with padding, there are plenty of styles available to give you an extra lift, with halter styles in particular helping to enhance your cleavage. Embellishments, ruffles, bold prints, and any other details will also help to create the illusion of curves, and you are also lucky enough to be able to look fabulous in a frilled bandeau top – so embrace it! OROGOLD suggests looking at brands such as Topshop, Marysia Antibes and Forever 21.
Since swimsuits often expand once they are wet, it is usually best to go for a smaller size if you aren’t sure. Swimsuits that have adjustable straps and ties are always best, as these can be adjusted to perfectly fit your body. No matter what your body shape may be, it is important to try on new swimsuits each summer, as new styles are always being designed, so you never know when you might discover the most flattering silhouette for your body shape that you have ever seen.