The Perfect Bathing Suit For Your Body

by Hali Felice

Memorial Day Weekend kicked off the official start to bathing suit season. Ladies, we know how difficult it is to find the perfect bathing suit that looks great on your body but is also stylish and trendy. After all, we all have unique body features that should be flaunted and some that might be best to keep to the imagination. That is why we have come to the rescue with our bathing suit recommendations for each individual body type. We have broken it down to let you know what style suits look best and where to get them. So check out our picks and let us know if you have any suggestions based on your own personal experiences. Happy Vacationing!

Pear Shaped

Too much junk in the trunk this summer? Lane Bryant’s Oceanus Miraclesuit can take care of all that. If your problem area happens to be your tummy, hips and thighs; this suit is the ideal match. Pear-shaped women need to go for a suit that offers an empire waist, long line seams and a great fabric to slim each of these areas with the slightest of ease. A suit that also offers lift for more cleavage is also a plus, allowing the attention to be brought north of the problem areas. $132.00

Pear Shaped

Apple Shaped

In need of a little “hide,” without the seek? This Land’s End Solid Ruched Princess Side Seam Tankini is just what you and your waist have been waiting for. It offers a ruched material along the tummy to give you a more flattering effect to accentuate what you want and hide what you don’t. Any suit that offers a “hidden” effect of the tummy is a must-have this summer! $79.00

Apple Shaped

Small Bust

What works the best for a girl who doesn’t have much to begin with? This Very Sexy bikini from Victoria’s Secret comes with a push-up bra-like top that offers any gal the right amount of cleavage. Push-up tops, such as this one, and those that tie or can be adjusted around the neck seem to work best for smaller chested women; allowing for a little push and pull where it’s needed most. $64.00

small

Busty

Full coverage is what you need if you are fortunate enough to be blessed with a larger chest. This Juicy Couture Beach Stripe Halter Bikini Top, available at Nordstrom, offers coverage across the chest and a tied halter around the neck and back which is ideal when having to adjust and support. A larger chested gal never wants to buy a suit that comes with clasps or with string ties. These both offer little to no support and cover very little. $136.00

busty


Long Legs

Not all of us have legs that stretch to Sunday, but for those of us that do, we need a swimsuit that isn’t going to cut off any of that gorgeous length! Betsey Johnson’s Here Kitty Hipster Bottoms are the perfect example of what to wear when you have some long stems. Hipster or boy short bottoms are the way to go because they allow for legs to look perfect without cutting into your middle. A higher cut suit would only elongate them even more and therefore cutting off your torso. So make sure that your suit lies low on your hips, because if one thing never goes out of style, it’s long legs! $136.00

leggy

Petite

“Stretch” out your look this summer! High-cut thigh suits are for those of us that are built on the more petite side. Ralph Lauren offers this Joelle One-Piece in a very fun, exotic print. The halter neckline and low scoop back offers enough support for the smallest of gals and the high-cut thigh elongates the legs to give the illusion of lengthier, more luxurious legs. $215.00

petite