Buying a cossie generally isn’t a cheap exercise. You’ll want to make sure that you buy swimwear that looks good, makes you feel comfortable and is made of good quality. So, it’s important to work out what looks best for your figure. If you’re not a bikini babe, or feel shapeless in a one-piece, don’t worry! Get beach confident with our swiish swimwear style guide:
Finding the right swimwear can be tough for those who are bigger busted. String bikinis leave us looking droopy, bandeaus leave us looking flat. Extra support is the order of the day… If you’re comfortable with your waist then I love this Jets Tie Front Bikini Top, $115 and Tie Side Bikini Bottoms, $64.95.
With your shape you can take advantage of some of the more classic (and versatile) bikini styles, like this gorgeous ASOS Peacock Print Frill Bandeau Bikini Top, a bargain at $25.50 and Bikini Pant, $23.80. The bright print and ruffles work to enhance the silhouette of your bust.
I love tankinis. They help to flatter tummies and draw the eye upwards. Choose styles with ruching over the tummy and a special feature up top, like ruffles or embellishments. I love this super-cute Baku Castankini from Bikini Island. Although at $169.95 for the top and $69.95 for the bottoms, it’s a big splurge item, the style will stay fresh for summers to come. Target has an excellent range of one piece swimwear. Called the ‘Shape Your Body’ range, it is designed to shape, slim and firm. The Gathered Front Colour Block Bodice Once Piece in red, $59, is bright and beautiful, and the gathered panel front disguises tummies. The Pleated Front Swimsuit in black, also $59, is another winner – it contains powernet lining to flatten the stomach and contour the hips.
Now all you need to do is grab a towel and head for the sand! Don’t forget to slip slop slap!