It goes without saying that most women including Stilorama’s trendy fashion team feel at some point in their lives insecure about their body shape when it comes to baring it all on the beach; so we asked our fashion director to go shopping for swimwear for all body shapes and here is what she came up with:
Big Tummy: I suggest this one-piece JETS by Jessika Allen purple bandeau swimsuit with ruched detail and soft moulded support bra price £170, make sure it comes with a built-in tummy control. Another tip is to buy a swimsuit with ruched details on the front this will help to draw the eye away from the big tummy area.
Short waist: I suggest La Perla yellow asymmetric bikini with a braided shoulder strap and all-over ruching price £375. A short waist looks best in stylish hipster bikini bottoms, or boy-cut bikini shorts; if you opt for a one-piece swimsuit make sure you choose one with a high neckline.
No Waist: If you are not blessed with a tiny waist I recommend this Bantu multi-coloured backless swimsuit with a plumging V-Neck and high-cut legs price £175. My advice is to look for one-piece swimsuits with diagonal stripes prints or alternatively you can go for attractive patterns.
Long Waist: This great Emilio Pucci khaki camouflage-print bikini price £305 suits a long waist. What you should be looking for are Bandeau style bikini tops, with high cut legs; Horizontal stripes are also a good option as they help to create an illusion of a shorter torso.
Flat Chest: This cute Aubin & Wills red and white striped bikini with frilled trim price £70 looks great on a flat chest. My advice is to shop for swimwear with gathers on the top part, this will create the illusion of a bigger bust.
Large Bust: This sophisticated 3.1 Phillip Lim scalloped navy belted swimsuit price £250 looks great on a big bust. If you want to create the illusion of a smaller bust you have to make sure that the swimsuit has the right support and also the right cup size, as for shapes go for scoop necks and plunging backs.