The Style Suite: Swimsuited Up

It’s summertime and just like our favorite stars, we want to hit the beach and lay out by the pool. So before we turn up the heat, let’s figure out which suit best suits your figure.

Arguably the best build to have, if you’re long and lean you can almost wear anything you want. If you have an ample bosom, try a top with underwire to get full support. Also, stick with classic bikini cut bottoms to draw attention to your long legs and small waist. If you’re curvier, stick to solid (dark) colors. If your figure is more narrow and you want to add some curve to it, play with prints. Be bold like, Rihanna and mix and match your suit. It’s a sure way to be the only one wearing your swimsuit.

Sure you may not be curvy, but you can certainly create an illusion. Vibrant prints and extras like ruffles are perfect for adding some curve to a narrow figure. Kelly Rowland picks a suit that has a wide ruffled bottom, which makes her appear more voluptuous. Tops with padding can give that extra perk you need. Not a fan of padding? Bandeau tops are ideal if you’re small up top.

Be very careful with the cut of the suit. While you think it makes you look cute, when photographed and to the rest of the world, it can make you look bigger in reality. Take note from Beyonce and wear a suit that has embellishments or graphics on it. The busyness of a suit can take away attention from hips and put focus on flat abs or sexy shoulders you’ve been working on all summer. If you’re going to wear a two-piece – especially a string bikini – make sure it hits right at the curve of your hips. Anything higher or lower than that will draw attention to the widest parts of your bottom.
—— By: Mattie James


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