How to Dress for Your Body Type This Swimwear Season

We’ve had a few things up our sleeve lately in regards to making the online shopping experience easier. It could be difficult to find the right swimsuit for your body type. We’ve listened to our customers, and certainly understand that shopping for swimwear online can be a difficult process, especially when it comes to sizing. I’m sure you’ve all thought at some point during your online shopping ventures, “but what’s my size” or “what is my body type”. Especially while perusing our brands which vary in size. So we’ve developed a super simple way to narrow down your sizing so you can dress for your body type. Consider us your own personal body shape calculator and prepare to be amazed.

Since we carry so many different brands that all have different size charts, we wanted to simplify the process of choosing what suits will work best for your body type. We have broken down each body type into 5 categories– Straight body type, pear shaped, hourglass shaped, inverted triangle body shape, and diamond body shape. Now we know that body types come in a variety of sizes and shapes (#Amen for that), so we tried to find the most common shapes and types to represent women’s bodies as a whole. Check out what we’ve come up with for how to dress for your body type. 

So, it’s simple. We’ve gone through our inventory with a fine-toothed comb, and have categorized all of our swimwear in order to fit each body type. Some can fit into multiple types (especially bikinis that can be ordered top and bottom in different sizes), and some may only fit into one or two categories (monokinis may be tricky for some body types). This process isn’t meant to exclude or pigeon-hole in any way. We are simply trying to make the process of shopping for swimwear online more accurate so that you can place your order and be super comfortable in the sand within a few days.

This will be the first blog in a series, explaining each body type in detail. We’ll provide you with some awesome swimwear to fit each body shape perfectly. Keep an eye out for our Body Type Blog Series, and start dressing for your body type today!

Let's start with Straight Body Shapes

Straight body women silhouettes are pretty common. Their main features are balanced hips and bust part, a not-so-defined waistline, and very shaped legs. This type of body shape is also commonly known as the athletic figure and supermodels like Cara Delevingne have it. What you should keep in mind when dressing a straight or rectangular body silhouette is that you need to draw the attention to the waistline to create the illusion of an hour glass body type. The key here is to wear high waisted one piece swimsuits or two piece bikinis, bright color hues, brazilian cut bikinis; these options will highlight your features. Also, you should avoid bandeau top styles. Here are some great examples of what you should wear if you do have this body type: 

MAYLANA Dani Asymmetric Diamonds One Piece 

Features: 

  • Monokini one piece with an open back design 
  • One piece swimsuit provides full coverage at rear for comfort
  • One piece bathing suit features a high waisted style 
  • Swimsuit provides colorful geometric print and ties at neck 
  • Monokini provides a sexy plunging neckline 

Pear Shaped Body Type

It's really easy to distinguish pear shaped silhouettes and their main characteristics are wider hips and a smaller bust part. They're curvy and pretty much everything fits them beautifully due to their well-defined waistline. Jennifer Lopez is the perfect example of this type of body. To dress up the right way you should opt for padded bikini tops and high cut bikini bottoms. Remember that the key here is to draw the attention upwards to make your body look more balanced. 

MALAI Marble Spirit Crop Top

 

Features: 

  • Bikini stars a crop top style 
  • Crop top features a bralette design 
  • Bikini top provides additional pads for added support and better fit
  • Features double strap detailing at back 
  • Features a solid print 

Hourglass Body Types 

This kind of body silhouette is a godsend for all women. Hourglass shapes have the most balanced and proportional silhouette and the most defined waistline. Their upper body type is in proportion with their bottom half, making it really attractive to the eye. Women with this kind of body type should wear clothes that accentuate their curves, such as high waisted bikini bottoms with solid prints. 

AGUA BENDITA Bendito Mayura Hope Bottom

 Features: 

  • High waisted bikini style bottom 
  • Bottom features moderate coverage at rear 
  • Bottom features ruching detail at rear
  • Scrunch butt bottom features vibrant floral print that reverses to solid 

Inverted Triangle Body Types

Women with Inverted triangle body shapes have wide shoulders and small hips, they usually wear larger sizes on top and their silhouettes look very athletic and sporty, they have a small waistline also. Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford are some celebrities with this kind of body shape. Women with inverted triangle shapes should create curves around the bottom half to make their bodies look more proportional with their upper half and a great alternative to do so is to wear bikini bottoms with ruffles. 

TOUCHÉ Literal Cerise Bottom 

Features:

  • Bikini bottom provides moderate coverage at rear 
  • Bottom features ruffled details along hips 
  • Bottom features electric red color 

Diamond Body Types 

The main characteristic of a diamond shaped body, also known as apple shaped body, is an undefined waistline but other features are broader hips than shoulders and big upper legs. To show off their best assets, women with this kind of silhouette should wear bikini tops with an off the shoulder design or with a plunging neckline; These bikini styles will help shape the bust part. 

Cora Indigo Tropicalia Top

Features:

  • Bikini top features an off the shoulder design
  • Swimsuit provides ruffled details along the bust
  • Top features a trendy tropical print 

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