Part 1: Body Types and Bikini Cuts
Summer holidays… sun, sea and sand! However, before you get there it’s all about finding that perfect bikini or swimming costume that will make you feel confident, comfortable and sexy, to ensure you enjoy your summer holiday to the max!
Let’s face it; there are so many different choices– from colours and accessories, to mixing and matching bikini tops and bottoms! Combine all these factors with finding the perfect swimwear that suits your body shape and it can be a legitimate nightmare!
Don’t panic just yet ladies! We’re launching the F&F Bikini Guide this year to ensure that wherever you are going you will be able to find the perfect swimwear to suit your body type and flatter your curves, so you can sit back and enjoy the sunshine! Whatever your shape or size, let’s celebrate our figures this summer in style…
- Step 1: Understand your body type – it’s all about accentuating your best bits this summer.
- Step 2: Find the right style for your shape and most importantly… have a blast this summer, whilst feeling confident in what you’re wearing to the beach, pool or garden party!
If your bust is equal or very close in measurement to your hips and you have a small waist, then you’ve got the gorgeous hourglass figure. The great news is with your even proportions, you can get away with a variety of swimwear. It’s best to stick with bikini’s that match to ensure your body doesn’t look disproportional. We recommend viva vintage style for you!
Top Tip: Accentuate your curves with a flattering 50s cut this summer! One thing is for sure… you will be ultra glamorous. Whether you choose a bikini or one piece is up to you!
Embrace your fuller bust this summer – it’s all about getting the essential support. Underwired bra’s and swimwear designed especially for fuller busts will make you feel fabulous. Why not complete your ultra glam beach look with a chic on-trend kaftan – perfect for cocktails in the beach bar! And remember… dark or bright colours will flatter your body shape. Avoid pale shades on top.
Top Tip: Look out for swimwear with thick straps rather than spaghetti straps that will accentuate your assets and give you great lift! If going for one-piece swimsuits, pick ones with some structure and support to maintain your confidence this summer!
Pear Shape Figure
This is the most common shape and has a gracefulness that oozes femininity and sensuality. Now all that’s left to do is to balance your body out by looking for swimwear with detail on the top half. This can be achieved by wearing swimsuits with frills, adding jewellery or statement hats. This summer, we love the tropical one-piece with removable halter straps to avoid getting those strapmarks. Experiment with bright colours that will get you noticed this summer!
Top Tip: Divert attention from your hips with some waist detail and wear built up sandals to add height to your look.
Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest board and Facebook page for more top tips on the best types of swimwear to dress for your shape. We’ll be back tomorrow for part 2 of the Bikini Guide! Stay tuned…