This summer, work the swimsuit silhouette that best flaunts what you’ve got!
Minimize Bum and Thighs
When you feel insecure about your body, you might be tempted to cover up the culprit as much as possible. And while a bit of concealing may be in order, a full-coverage, skirted, or boyshort bottom tends to draw attention down. Why not train the eye upward with a fun neckline, like ruffles, rhinestones, or a deep V? You can also try a solid bottom with a printed top.
If your bum is feeling flat, get cheeky! Swimsuits cut higher on the backside will make your bum appear rounder and fuller. Ruffles, bows, and other embellishments can also add some junk to the trunk.
It’s easy to create chest volume! Choose a swimsuit top that is fashioned like a bra, with formed cups and padding (gel inserts seem to work better here, as foam padding creates long-lasting wet spots after a dip). Patterns, ruffles, and sparkles can also make chests look fuller, especially when paired with a solid bottom.
Think of what you would look for in a good bra, like structured, underwire cups. Wide straps can aid in the effort, especially when paired with an adjustable, halter-style neckline. Gravity won’t get the drop on you!
Conceal Tummies and Muffin Tops
I think every woman has felt insecure about her tummy at one point or another! Fortunately there are ways to hide imperfections that don’t involve sucking it in until you pass out. Think one-piece suits and tankinis with ruching at the tummy, and don’t write off bikinis just yet—a high-waisted two-piece will also do the trick!
Photos courtesy of Nordstrom