Hi Lovelies, summer is here, and vacation planning is in full effect! We are all hitting the gym a little more to get beach ready. We are all picking out our perfect bathing suit and trying to find the one that will hide our flaws, but flaunt our assets. I want to start with one piece of advice. DON’T be hard on yourself in the dressing room. Don’t stare at the extra skin around your midsection or the extra padding on your hips. Start the bathing suit session with a bold statement “I love my body for everything it is and everything it isn’t.” Then put on that first swim suit. Deal?
Before you start trying on those suits here are some tips for every body shape to find the best fit. Of course, with the body shape series we break it down by the five main body shapes: pear, column, apple, hourglass and strawberry. If you are unsure of your body shape, you can check out my first post in this series here.
Pear – When shopping for a bathing suit look for patterned tops and solid bottoms. Look for details on the shoulders to draw the eye up. Also, pay attention to the thigh cut. You don’t want it to fall at your widest point. You can also choose a bathing suit with a intricate top like the two seperate bathing suits below. Simply pair it with a solid bottom.
Column – Look for a patterned bikini to create the illusion of the waist. A padded top will also be a good choice. Finally, a one piece with a darker center will help give the body definition.
Apple – The apple body shape should look for a tankini that flows away from the body. Include details around the neckline or shoulders to draw the eye toward the face. I love this Lucky Brand bathing suit. It’s bright and fun with the detailed neckline.
Hourglass – An hourglass can wear almost anything. A fitted bathing suit is a better choice. So, make sure that you always look for a bathing suit that follows the body shape.
Strawberry – When shopping for a bathing suit look for a detailed bottom and a solid top. Halter necklines, or strapless, are also a great choice to show off your beautiful upper body. Try to avoid floral prints and look for more graphic lines and geometric patterns.
I would love to hear all of your fun trips you have planned for summer. We will be making our way to Cancun soon and I can’t wait. What are your summer vacation plans? Tropical Paradise or a family lake, or visiting family?
If you would like more information about dressing for your body shape check out my styling services and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to setup a consultation.