How to Shop Your Straight Body Type

Shopping by body type has been our latest focus, as we plan to make shopping for swimwear online a much easier feat.  In the first of a 5-part blog series, we explore what it means to be a straight body type. Through extensive research (think try-on parties and champagne) as well as through lengthy discussion, our knowledgeable stylists have picked apart our inventory to find the best swimsuits for your shape. But first, let’s discuss what exactly it means to have a straight body type.

Straight body type, also known as petite body type or rectangle body type, means that you have a small bust, narrow hips, and a small waist. It means your silhouette is fairly straight up and down. To determine if you are a rectangle body shape, stand in front of a mirror. Stand with your legs together and your arms a bit away from your sides. Examine the area from under your arms, past your bust and rib cage, over your waist and hips to the fullest part of your thighs. If you fulfill the criteria below, then you, my dear, have a straight body type.

We’ve carefully chosen some of our best swimwear to flatter your body type. We want to accentuate your curves and highlight your assets. So browse our selection below and find the best one to fit your body shape for the 2019 swimwear season

TOUCHÉ Seashell Underwire Top and Seashell Hipster Bottom 

Features:

  • Underwire top provides extra support
  • Underwire top features laced details at back 
  • Top provides removable straps 
  • Bikini top provides additional padding
  • Top provides cut out details at back 
  • Seamless hipster style bottom
  • Bottom provides moderate cut coverage at the rear
  • Two piece bikini provides a seashell print 

MAYLANA Emma Autumn Stripes Top and Teeny Autumn Stripes  Bottom 

Features:

  • Triangle wrap style top
  • Wrap top ties at back 
  • Bikini top features a striped print 
  • Top provides sporty fit 
  • Seamless bikini bottom 
  • Bottom stars a hipster-boyshort style
  • Bikini bottom provides cheeky coverage at the rear 
  • Bottom is reversible to contrasting solid print 

TOUCHÉ Literal Azure Bandeau Top and Literal Azure Hipster Bottom  

Features

  • Bandeau style bikini top
  • Top provides ruffled detailing 
  • Top stars an underwire design 
  • Two piece bikini features a solid print 
  • Bottom provides cheeky coverage at the rear 
  • Bikini bottom stars a hipster style 


MAYLANA Emma Asymmetric Diamonds Top and Asymmetric Diamonds Daisy Bottom 

Features:

  • Bikini top stars a wrap style 
  • Bikini top ties at back and provides sporty fit 
  • Two piece bikini features a colorful geometric print 
  • Bikini bottom stars a high waisted style 
  • Bottom is reversible to a contrasting solid color 
  • High waisted bottom features full coverage at the rear

MAR DE ROSAS Mar Wayuu Top and Mar Wayuu Bottom 

Features: 

  • Bandeau bikini top 
  • Bikini top provides hand embroidered details 
  • Underwire bikini top provides additional padding and tassels 
  • Two piece bikini features a trendy colorful print 
  • Hipster bikini bottom 
  • Bottom provides moderate coverage at the rear 
  • Scrunch butt bottom provides hand embroidered details throughout 
  • Bottom features tassels at the front part 

VERDE LIMON Red Picnic Malibu Top and Red Picnic Tottori Bottom

Features: 

  • Bikini top stars a strapless design 
  • Bandeau top features a decorative knot at front 
  • Two piece bikini provides a beautiful red and white gingham print 
  • Bottom stars a high waisted style 
  • Bikini bottom provides full coverage at the rear
  • Bottom provides a flattering fit 

ESTIVO Rosebush Underwire Top and Rosebush Ruffle Bottom 

Features: 

  • Underwire bikini top features ruffled details throughout 
  • Strapless top ties at back 
  • Bandeau bikini style top 
  • Two piece bikini features a trendy polka dots print 
  • Bottom stars a hipster design 
  • Bottom provides moderate coverage at the rear 
  • Bikini bottom features ruffled details along the waist 

ONDADEMAR Crimsone Underwire Top and Crimsone String Bottom 

Features: 

  • Bandeau bikini style top 
  • Top provides removable straps 
  • Structured top provides back hook closure
  • Underwire bikini top with soft cups 
  • Medium rise cut out bikini bottom 
  • Bottom provides moderate coverage at the rear
  • Bottom features a contrasting solid print 

VITAMIN A Perla Rosa BioRib Mila Top and Perla Rosa BioRib California Bottom 

Features:

  • Bikini top stars a bandeau style 
  • Top features zigzag stitching under bust for added support 
  • Two piece bikini features a solid print 
  • Top ties at back 
  • Top features removable straps 
  • Bottom provides cheeky coverage at the rear
  • Bikini bottom stars a high cut style 

MAYLANA Emma Black Top and Daisy Black Bottom 

Features: 

  • Sexy bikini top features a wrap style 
  • Black bikini top ties at back 
  • Top provides a swimsuit construction that will enhance the fit 
  • One of our best selling bikini tops 
  • Hipster bikini bottom features runching details at the rear
  • Seamless black bikini bottom 
  • Bottom provides moderate coverage cut at the rear
  • Scrunch butt bottom style 

TOUCHÉ Palmboom Underwire Top and Palmboom High Cut Bottom 

Features:

  • Bikini top stars an underwire style 
  • Top features ruffled details along the bust part 
  • Bikini top ties at shoulders and hooks at the back 
  • Bottom provides moderate coverage at the rear
  • Bikini bottom features a color block design and ties at one side 
  • Bottom stars a high cut style 

ONDADEMAR Monteverde Wrap Top and Monteverde Banded Bottom

 

Features: 

 

  • Bikini wrap top design 
  • Top does not provide additional and removable padding 
  • Wrap top features a tropical and colorful print 
  • Top wraps and ties at back 
  • Bottom provides moderate coverage at the rear
  • Bikini bottom features banded detail at the front part 
  • Bottom features a tropical print 
  • Bottom stars a hipster style 

TOUCHÉ Baki Black Triangle Top and Baki High Cut Bottom 

Features: 

  • Bikini top stars a triangle style 
  • Two piece bikini features a solid color 
  • Black bikinis exclusive collection 
  • Wrap bikini top design that ties at neck and back 
  • Top features long straps 
  • Top provides additional and removable pads
  • Bottom features a high waisted style 
  • High cut bikini bottom 
  • Bottom provides moderate coverage at the rear

 

Stay tuned for our next feature in the body type blog series - Pear shaped bodies. 

     

     

    Ana Lopez

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