The Best Swimwear For Your Shape

If you’re like me, the excitement you feel for warmer weather quickly turns to frustration when it’s time to shop for swimwear. We’re not alone – women rank the annual search for swimwear as their least favorite shopping activity.

Don’t despair!  Keep the following swimwear style secrets in mind and you’ll be enjoying fun in the sun with comfort and confidence like never before.

The Best Swimwear For:

A Large Bust – Underwire is essential to support a large bust.  Cacique offers two of its best-selling bra silhouettes, the balconette and plunge, in a variety of styles that feature supportive underwire, molded cups and an adjustable closure. To minimize a large bust, try a straight across cut or surplice neckline.  Wide straps set far apart provide extra support and draw attention away from the bustline.

A Small Bust – To add curves and the illusion of cleavage to a small bust, look for a halter neckline, a bold print, ruffle or tie-front embellishment.

A Pear Body Shape – To balance out a pear body shape try a bright tankini top with a dark-colored or subdued print bottom.  Moderate coverage is best for your bottom, making a swim short an ideal choice.

A Short Torso – If your body is short in proportion to your legs, look for a swimsuit that gives the impression of a longer silhouette. A tankini with a halter neckline emphasizes the bust and shoulders and when paired with a bikini or hipster bottom, your torso will have the illusion of length.

A Long Torso - To give the impression of longer legs, try a one-piece swimsuit with high-cut leg openings that shorten the look of your torso while lengthening the look of your legs.

Slimming: Accentuate your curves in a fitted one-piece swimsuit with a defined waist and a high percentage of Lycra/spandex like Miraclesuit®. A high-cut leg opening slims your legs and hips but you should avoid strapless styles (unless they have a built-in underwire bra) that won’t give you the support you need once you’re wet.

Share! Which style will you be diving into this summer?