The next 2 posts are following my Bikini Presentation today at Billings Bridge Shopping Centre for their month long event, 28 Days of Lust-Haves & Lipsticks, alongside the wonderful Bootycamp Fitness gals, which, by the way, people swear by. It’s suppose to get you in shape in time for bikini season to wear that bikini for your body. They were too amazingly cute in their pink army print shirts and ball caps.
This is the guide to show you what bikini for your body shape works best.
It’s the Place for Bikini for Your Body
Got a problem area? Not an issue. Showcase your best asset and camouflage what you don’t want to reveal. The bikini for your body guide is a quick fix to help you look amazing in a bikini whatever shape or body type you have.
The bikini for your body if you’re large chested:
- For support and comfort, look for suits with wider straps.
- If you want to go with a low cut neckline, make sure the armhole is cut high enough to secure your bust and not make it fall out.
The bikini for your body if you’re small chested:
- Bikini tops with a push-up effect will provide you with the same results your push-up bra will.
- Avoid dark tops as they will diminish your bust line.
- Instead, look for suits with large patterns or horizontal stripes to accentuate your bust.
- Bandeau tops aren’t ideal for small busted women as they tend to crush the bust and flatten what’s there.
- Combine a halter to create cleavage with a string bottom to flatter your hips.
The bikini for your body if your waist is not defined:
- One-piece suits are great to minimize the waistline.
- Belted, 60’s-inspired styles highlight the waist giving the impression of an hourglass figure.
- Try a draped, criss-cross cut to hide any bulges and favour the waistline.
- To camouflage your belly, ruching on the side seams helps drag the eyes away from the problem area giving you an evened midsection.
- A strapless, pinup-style suit with shirring at the sides can flatter curves and give you a glamorous look, à la Marilyn Monroe.
- Fabrics with high content of Lycra (20%) suck in your frame shaving off some pounds to make you look leaner.
- High-rise, full cut bottoms or ‘boy shorts’ are the most flattering for a protruding tummy.
- ‘Tankinis’ are a good way to cover the stomach and hold it in place, allowing the focus on the legs to them off.
The bikini for your body if your hips are wide:
- Side ties on bikini bottoms help decrease the size of your hips.
- Look for a leg hemline that is cut lower on the leg, this will minimize the ‘hip effect’.
- As well, choose a low rise waist over a higher rise to flatter your features.
- To diminish the bum area, covering and draping fabric over it is not optimum, all the attention will be drawn there.
- Suits with high Lycra content (20%) will tighten the buttocks and make them appear firmer.
- Selecting a style with full back coverage, without any bows, ties, or ruffles will also help minimize the focus on that region.
The bikini for your body if your thighs are full:
- A higher cut hemline on the leg will elongate your legs making them appear thinner.
- Avoid ‘boy short’ bottoms as they will make your legs look shorter.
- String bikinis bottoms with ties placed high on the hips help lengthen your legs.
- Opting for a bright top will shift the focus to the top region rather than the bottom, away from the trouble zone.
- A bikini bottom with side ties will make your top half appear longer and draw one’s attention to your legs.
- Bottoms styled with ties, bows, ribbons at the sides paired with halter tops will make your torso appear longer; this is not a good selection for a woman with a long torso but works well for someone with a shorter top half.