The Best Swimsuit for Your Body Shape
Small chested? Curvy? Whatever your body shape, we’ve found a swimsuit to flatter it!
Balance a Heavy Bottom
The trick to minimizing a pear shape is to add vibrant, colour-blocking up top as it draws the eye (and interest) upward.
Bikini Top, Freya, $67; Speedo Googles, Sporting Life, $21
Enhance a Small Chest
Deliver a strategic set-up. A bandeau top in a lighter shade guarantees to boost a petite bust, while darker bottoms help achieve full-body balance.
Bikini Top, Joe Fresh, $16; Zip Crop Top, Seafolly, $127; Polo Ralph Lauren Bikini Bottom, Sporting Life, $142 (for full set); Visor, Hunter, $50
Trim a Tummy
Designed to catch eyes as much as it tricks them, vertical side panels and a graphic print pack a one-two, belly-slimming punch. The mixed stripes on the bustier top draw the gaze up, highlighting shoulders and décolleté.
Swimsuit, Winners, $30; Ray-Ban Sunglasses, Holt Renfrew, $200
Minimize a Large Bust
Why, yes, the girls can have it all! The criss-cross patterns adds dimension, and the underwire design doesn’t comprise support. Bright bottoms make for a fresh-looking finish.
Bikini Top, $55; Bottoms, $40, Lole. Nike Visor, Sporting Life, $25
Shrink a Long Torso
Aided by thick shoulder straps, wide mesh bands that run across the body are the chicest way to shorten the distance between Point A (your rib cage) and Point B (your hips). In a juicy shade, the V-neckline combined with peekaboo effect makes it clear that a one-piece can be plenty sexy.
Swimsuit, Shan, $295
Dipping low at the neckline, nipping in along the waist and revealing a toned back, a cut-out swimsuit instantly transforms boyish to bombshell.
Swimsuit, Winners, $40; Watch, Marc by Marc Jacobs, $180; Sandals, Teva, $60
Elongate a Short Midsection
Do not adjust your page! Bright bars of colour lined up across the body, accented with bands that encircle hips, will stretch you out faster than a Pilates machine.
Swimsuit, Seafolly, $210; Watch, Adidas, $95