As the weather gets warmer, we start to think about buying this season’s swimsuit for those summer days at the beach or the pool. But what style will look best? These days, there are many swim wear options for plus size women, such as the one-piece, swimdress, tankini and swimshorts. Knowing your unique body style will help determine which style swimsuit will be most flattering.
If your body is a triangle shape, then your hips are wider than your bust. Look for swimsuits with a pattern or light colored top with dark bottoms. Two piece swimsuits, such as a tankini, skirtini, or swimshorts work well with this shape.
If your hips and shoulders are balanced with a defined waist, then you have an hourglass figure. Look for suits that keep the eye busy, or accentuate the waist. Allover prints and suits with a pattern at the waistline work best. A one piece is an excellent choice for this shape.
The inverted triangle shape is the opposite of the triangle shape, so the shoulders are wider than the hips. Look for suits that provide support with an underwire bra. A swimdress or a two-piece with a skirt will keep the look balanced. Also, a wide, square neckline can narrow wide shoulders.
A rectangle shape means that you have equal proportions from your shoulders to your hips. Look for suits that accentuate the waistline, such as a trim or border around the waist.
Finally, you have a circle shape if your waist is larger than your shoulders and hips. Look for suits that draw the eye upwards, such as a halter or V-neck. A suit that has shirred fabric around the waist also works well.
Knowing your unique body type will help you choose a plus size bathing suit style that is most flattering to your figure.