There is no doubt that winter is finally upon us – but you have decided to escape the cold by jetting off to a paradise where the sea is warm, skies are blue and sweet cocktails keep you on the beach all day long. So naturally the only thing on your packing list will be a variety of amazing swimsuits.

In order to “wow” everyone with your stylish beach look it is extremely important to make sure you select the correct swimsuit for your body type. You want to look incredible, but most importantly you want to feel comfortable and confident in a costume that was made to fit and flatter your frame.


Pear Shape

You’re curvy at the hips and thighs, and smaller on top.

So the key is to select a swimsuit that will balance out your proportions. A clever way to do this is to add more eye-catching and volume-building details on top. Thick straps, extra padding, or a busy pattern, all draw the attention upwards. If you are looking for something that will minimize your hip area, then look for details like a skirted bottom, sweetheart neckline or ruched waist. This will help guide the eye away from areas that you don’t want attention on.


A Large Bust

You have ample cleavage and require more support up top.

Every woman with a larger chest will know the struggle of finding swimwear that will keep her covered and in place, especially when she’s splashing about in the waves. So the name of the game is to provide support while still allowing you to accentuate your best assets. Go for Bra-style tops that are sized according to cup with underwire and adjustable straps to provide you with that extra bust support. Look out for molded cups as they provide additional support and are available in a variety of styles. Higher backs are also a great way of defying gravity.


A Small Bust

You are less-than-blessed in the chest department, with a proportionally smaller bust.

In order to create the illusion of curves, choose tops that will highlight the bust area such as bold prints, embellishment or ruffles. Another take on elevating this region would be to go for an extra lift with tops that create cleavage such as padded push ups or halter necks. On the plus side, having a smaller bust means that you get to wear skimpy scoop tops and bandeaus, so embrace it!



You’re curvy throughout with a full bust, hips, thighs, and butt.

For curvier frames, your target is to highlight your curves while providing enough support and coverage. Select suits that will highlight the line of your curves, such as asymmetrical cuts or colour blocking. Compression costumes offer more support on the stomach and hip regions in a similar way to shapewear, allowing you to create more of hour-glass figure. Another option is to define your midsection by choosing a costume with a deep neckline and cinching at the waist.



You have fewer curves, so your main focus should be to to play them up and create the illusion of a shapelier figure.

Wear tops with ruffles or embellishments to generate the appearance of more volume up top. If it is a curvier bum you seek, then opt for a higher cut bright or bold print bottom. Showing a little more skin is preferable when trying to create fullness in this region.


The most important thing to remember when shopping for your ideal swimsuit is to make sure that whatever costume you choose it matches your personality, and above all makes you feel great! So whether you want to enhance your chest, accentuate your waist, or flaunt your bottom, the right swimsuit is out there for you. Get ready to walk down those sandy white beaches exuding nothing but confidence.