Where to Purchase the Best Bathing Suit for your Body Type?
If you watched my visual course on "What's the best bathing suit for your body type?" you may find yourself back here itching to find out where to purchase your perfect suit. If you didn't watch the course, feel free to read the text below explaining why each suit is chosen for that specific shape.
Within this blog post, you’ll be learning about which bathing suit will best fit your specific body type, and the body types we’ll be covering are: Flat-Chested, Busty-Frame, Pear Shape, Apple Shape, and the Hourglass Shape.
Have you ever gone to the beach and thought: What are they wearing? I am sure I’m not the only one. We all have this preconceived notion that you have to be beach-body ready to look your best in a bathing suit, and that’s just not true.
Really, all you have to do to be bikini-body ready is put on a bikini on your body… and in today's post, we’ll be discovering what’s your perfect fit!
But, let’s get one thing out of the way first: There are some bathing suits that are just hard to wear on any body type – no matter if you’re thin or curvy!
For example, this girl in the white looks amazing, but she’s a size 00 and if she wasn’t, where that ruffle is hitting would be drawing the eye to any little extra weight or ripple she may have around her midsection. Also, anyone with much of a chest would be spilling out of it.
The second picture in this photo features a very sporty-looking suit in sea green, but again, would look horrible on a skinny-mini or a full-figured lady. The woman with the slender body type would be hiding her hard-earned core area with that flouncy material that gives her no shape, and the cut-out sides would be giving a sideline view to any fuller-figured woman. It’s just bad no matter what body type you are!
The lady in the navy suit looks really cute, but that suit isn’t giving her any shape and likely the dress-type bottom will ride up and she’ll constantly be pulling it down. Getting ready for the beach is enough of a headache, so don’t let your suit become a hassle.
And lastly, later in this presentation you’ll see the woman in the bright-colored striped suit and she looks amazing in something that’s much more figure-flattering. Also, the bright colors paired with the thick stripes aren’t presenting her shape in the most complimentary way.
Here, we have two different body types sporting the same look and, personally, I don’t think it’s doing anything for either of them. They both clearly have a cute shape and this design isn’t flattering to either of them in the best way possible.
And lastly, the lady in the pink obviously has a bangin’ figure, but if she ate one Krispy Kreme donut, that suit wouldn’t look as amazing as it does since it shows EVERYTHING! And, who wants to live a life where you can’t indulge in something scrumptious every once in awhile!
So with there being suits out there that just aren’t flattering, what do you do?
You find the suit that best suits YOU!
For example: This lady talking on the phone obviously has a nice bust line and midsection. It’s her rear and hip area that’s in need of a little more coverage.
So, picture her in the suit to the right. It’s a perfect suit solution!
Same with these two ladies. Say what you want, but the lady on the far left has great arms and great legs – those are the areas we want to highlight. So if we put her in the green suit to the right, her bust will be lifted, her stomach area hidden, and her legs the focal point because of where the last ruffle hits. Perfect solution!
And the girl in the royal blue obviously has worked hard in the gym and lost a good amount of weight, but her midsection is the area your eyes are immediately drawn to and we don’t want to diminish all her hard work. So if we put her in the turquoise suit to the right, we’ll be lifting her bust, hiding her middle area and featuring her legs with the bikini bottoms and flounce of the busty top.
So, are you scratching your head wondering if you’re wearing the right bathing suit for your body type? In addition to what you’ve already learned, within this presentation you’ll learn what is the best suit style is for you, how to accentuate your positives and diminish your negatives…..all while baring skin!
So let’s get started!
The Flat Chested Figure. Here, we’re only focusing really on the top, but as you can see the Left is definitely wrong. Wrong in so many ways, really. The cut-out does nothing for her shape, and the fact that it’s really tight doesn’t help either, but the right side options are a different story!
See, if you had a small bust, pairing it with a flouncy, flowy top would diminish that fact. Same with the bandeau top on the far right. Because of the unique criss-crossing neckline, your eye is drawn up and you’re not focusing your attention on the smaller bust line.
Here are some flat-chested flattering suits, and I’ll go left to right with my explanations. The triangle chevron patterned top is appropriate because of the design, and the tassels give it a feminine look. Same with the flouncy blue top. Because of the ruffles, you really don’t notice if the woman is flat-chested. And the thick band under the triangle top gives the idea of support and flatters the chest area with a little extra material. And the plunging neckline of the one-piece really creates a feminine feel with the lace outline. All of these styles would be perfect on someone flat chested.
And for those that are flat chested but feel a little more secure in a one piece, here are some really great options for you. Again, I can’t say enough how ruffles will detract from the fact you may have a small bust line, and a patterned high neck will do the same thing. In the maroon one-piece, you have the best of both worlds with a plunging neckline that creates a feminine flare, and ruffles detract from a flattened chest area.
Busty Frame Wrong and Right. It’s clear that the lady on the left is 1) wearing the wrong size top and 2) wearing a top that’s not flattering to her large bust area. That top may work on a flat-chested person, but she’s definitely not flat-chested. However, if she were to be photographed wearing one of the other two options on the right, I’m sure our eyes wouldn’t be wondering when those red straps were going to break. So let’s see what types of tops may be best for the busty-framed figure.
The white top on the far left is perfect for someone who is busty because the halter top will always hold you in better and the tie in the center really draws the eye to that area. And the thicker bust band with the floral option will keep things high and secure, again drawing the eye to that feature area.
Bandeau tops are tricky for this frame because most don’t have much support, but this top is thick enough to vertically cover the bust area and the thick straps provide that extra support also. And the white top to the far right is perfect for keeping the bust area supported, but not exactly featured. This may be a great option for someone who has a large bust but doesn’t want to show much cleavage.
This heart shaped gingham bandeau top is perfect for someone who wants to lift their bust area, but not feature excessive cleavage. The ties on the straps along with the ruffle detail bring your eye up to the shoulders and neck. The red ruffle babydoll top brings your eyes to the detailed area – the shoulders and the bust band – but also feature some cleavage at the same time. And the maroon ruffle halter one-piece flatters the bustline and adds a little extra feature with the cinched in waistline.
Lastly, here are some more skin-covering options for the busty frame.
The plunging lace neckline is great for those who are busty because even though it’s low-cut, the criss-cross ties in the middle keep both sides from falling out. The leopard print high-neck keeps things confined, but also allows for a little feminine flair with the middle slit. And the halter neck is always a great option for featuring a large bustline. Lastly, the cupped bust area offers a rounded secure top and the way the buttons are positioned on the body of the suit draw your eye up to the bust area.
Pear Shaped wrong vs. right.
First off, I love this woman’s confidence and she doesn’t look bad the way she is, but picture her in one of the suits to the right. Just by securing the bustline and adding a flowing material from it, brings your eye to the bust and where the hips start to thin out. This flowy style really accentuates the high waistline and creates a very figure-flattering silhouette
As I stated before, just by accentuating a high waistline with a flowing top, the pear portion of one’s figure is concealed and the bust is featured along with the thinning leg.
And remember that girl that was wearing the very vibrant striped ill-fitting suit in one of the earlier slides? There she is in both the red and turquoise suit, and see how great she looks now! It’s all about finding the right fit!
Apple-shaped wrong and rights!
First off, I love the confidence of these two ladies. They truly are killing it with their personal photos that exude “Love yourself,” and I do not want to smother that. I am just here to provide another vision for certain body types. The Apple shape is somewhat hard to dress, but prints are a great way to detract from where any weight may be distributed.
If we placed either of the ladies in the suits to the right, it would give them a shape while also drawing the eye up with either version straps.
Here are a few other options for the Apple Shaped Figure.
This pink necktie suit is a perfect option for the apple shape because oftentimes Apple Shaped figures have a great bustline and this middle halter design really brings your eye up. Same with the black and white high-neck and the black crocheted neckline. Each of those options brings your eye up rather than the focus being on the middle. And lastly, the low-cut halter top will make the bust area the focal point as the criss-crossing diminishes the midsection.
And lastly, the hourglass shape.
As you can see, the lady on the left doesn’t look BAD, but I think if we put her in the maroon suit, it would really accentuate her waist and bust, better resembling her hourglass shape. Yes, we’ve seen these same suits featured for Busty Frames, but as you can see, her shape would fit it as well.
For the one-piece options, we’re going to be re-using another suit that was featured with the Apple Shape and that’s the black option, second from the left. Same sentiments go with this frame choice as did with the apple-shaped frame. With the plunging halter top highlighting the bust area, the criss-crossed strips will bring in the waist just as the center knot does on the ocean blue suit to the far left.
The two bikini options look very similar and they are, but the bottoms differ somewhat. The metal features on the dark purple suit create a nice line from the smallest part of the waist down to the bikini line and really accentuates the hourglass shape she has. Same with the one in the bright purple suit, but the slight ruffle detail brings your eye to the waist, focusing on the smallest part, and then being drawn to the bust area as well. Halter tops will always create a much more flattering shape to most and definitely accentuates the hourglass shape of these two models.