Sexy Summer Swimwear For Every Body Type
If you are like me, and practically most other women out there, the summer heat ushers in the season of sundresses, sandals, and suntans, but it also means those other dreaded “s” words — “swimsuit shopping”.
Now, no matter if you're a size 4 or 14, I'd be willing to bet that if you've had a baby (and haven't had plastic surgery) then you probably have SOME sort of problem area that you would rather NOT expose in a swimsuit. I used to think that this was a problem that only those of us who were a little more -- shall we say blessed -- had to struggle with. However I've since discovered even some of my seemingly perfect, workout-every-day-and-haven't-had-a-baby-yet size 2 friends dread shopping for a swimsuit.
The reason why is simple. Not every swimsuit is made for every body type. The trick to shopping for new swimwear is to know your favorite body parts, but also to know your flaws so that you can accentuate (and cover) appropriately. I begrudgingly sat down and made a quick list of the parts of me that are nice, and the ones that aren't so nice, and now I shop for a swimsuit accordingly.
And no, I don't love you nearly enough to share that list here. Sorry.
However, I can help you. If you've made your list, then dive into the below to find the suit that is the perfect fit for YOUR body.
Swimwear for those wanting to accentuate their, ahem, bosom.
If the only rack you have is one that you store wine in, these suits are for you. Whether you've got it and want to flaunt it, or whether you just wish you had something to flaunt, swimwear with ruffles and other accents on the top will give your bust the appearance of something a bit, well, fuller. I particularly love the emerald green suit from Old Navy (and at $14 a piece it won't break the bank, either!).
Tummy troubles? Try these great one-piece looks!
For the record, moms can and should wear two piece suits if they are comfortable. However, if you take umbrage with the beating that your tummy took in the delivery room and throughout your pregnancy or, like me are still trying to lose the baby weight (4 years later!) a great one-piece is the perfect choice. Try the beautifully draped blue Diane Von Furstenberg with criscross back straps, or the 50's style halter. The suit with the ruffles in the front will draw attention away from your stomach and up towards your chest. Find one that you love and go for it!
One of my favorite words to describe myself is "thighlicious" - I'm a girl with a set of...ahem...curves. One of my favorite tricks for the summer season is to choose a suit with a little skirt attached - not even one that is longer than the bottom of the suit - just something to cover my thighs and hips a little more and show off my shoulders and stomach instead. If you don't find favor with your own thighs, then check out one of the swim skirts above - they may just be your saving grace!