1. Figure Out Your Chest Situation
Mother Nature may be unfair, but working with what you’ve got to pick flattering styles is the key to beach body confidence. The simple truth is that not all swimsuit styles are flattering for all body shapes.
The shape of your hips, waistline and chest can all be deciding factors when choosing a bathing suit or avoiding certain styles.
Bandeau shapes don’t suit all body types and are better avoided if you are small up top as they tend to highlight a small bust and flatten it out even more.
Big busts can rock bandeau shapes but look for underwired styles or adjustable straps for maximum support. Balconette and deep V styles (particularly for one-pieces) are also perfect for flattering big busts. In contrast, smaller busts work well with push-up and halter-neck styles.
2. Leave Your Body Hang Up At Home
The best option for swimsuit confidence is to leave body hang-ups at home and head off on vacay in a confident and carefree mood. Still, that’s easier said than done.
Some swimsuit style tips can help give confidence a boost with flattering choices.
Anyone who’s self-conscious about their tummy can opt for high-waist bottoms which sit on the hips, flatten the stomach and smooth out any bumps.
If you’re not happy with the size of your derrière, choose low-rise or boy short styles. The glamorous one-piece, which has been back in fashion for several seasons now, is also a good solution for covering up any “imperfections.”
3. Find How Trends Can Work For You
Although summer swimwear trends have evolved for 2017, nature remains a key inspiration. Whether in colors or motifs, the plant world is celebrated with lots of flowers in neutral and natural shades (beige, green, bronze, brown, white, sand).
Pastel colors are also big for summer 2017 (pink, blue, green), as well as bright, vibrant shades (orange, lemon yellow, hot pink), channeling summer vibes.
The one-piece bathing suit, previously updated and revamped for the past few seasons, takes center stage once again this summer. This year’s styles bring high-glam details, like frills and other flouncy details to flatter small chests or trikini styles for a sportier look.
Spots, stripes, flowers, and ethnic and geometric prints remain the star patterns of this year’s swimwear.
Text: AFP Relax News