I was in the shops yesterday and noticed that suddenly racks of swimwear has appeared – so for all of us in the Southern Hemisphere who are heading toward summer or around the equator where it’s always warm, I thought I’d put in some tips on choosing a new swimming costume (or togs as we called them here in Australia when I was growing up). All pictures used are from Chadwicks.com
If you’re an A shape or have sloping shoulders, this suit will help to broaden your upper body to balance out your hips. The ruching across the bust will also help to make your breasts look a little larger, if you feel this is something you need.
This tankini is good for the A or X shape, the patterned top draws your eyes up and away from the hips and thighs, the skirt provides some modesty to cover the bottom, hips area. Be aware of the coloured belt at the hips – it might be wise to remove it if you don’t want to draw attention to this part of your body.
If you want to minimize your tummy, look for a suit like this which has pattern at the bust, and is darker and plain below.
If you are a V shape with broad shoulders and narrower hips, look for a halterneck like this on, or if you have a small bust, a higher neckline. The diagonal wrap design will also help to draw attention away from a shorter waist.