The holidays are here and it’s time to start packing: beach towel, sunglasses, jean shorts and swimming costume are often the essentials of our summers.
However, it’s not always easy to choose the swimming costume that will enhance your figure. Let’s discover together which swimming costume to choose to feel good at the beach.
Before choosing your swimming costume, you must first get to know your body type. You don’t know yet which morphology you belong to? Go quickly read the article on how to determine your body type.
Let’s discover together which swimming costume to choose according to your body type.
Whether you have an X, H, A or V silhouette, your morphology will be highlighted with the swimming costume that suits you. Let’s take a look at the different morphologies and the bikini tips that depend on them.
Which swimming costume to choose when you have an x or 8 shape?
As a reminder, the X-shaped silhouette is a silhouette with shoulders and hips in the same alignment while having a marked waist. With this silhouette, you can afford almost any type of swimming costume.
If you have a small bust, play visually with pep colours, prints or even ruffles, fringes or frills on the upper body. All originalities are allowed.
If you have a large bust, enhance it with a bikini top adapted to your bust: rather covering or underwired.
Do you want to conceal a small tummy? Think about high waist briefs that will highlight your marked waist.
Which swimming costume should you choose when you have an h-shaped figure?
The H-shape silhouette has shoulders and hips in the same alignment with a waist that is little or not marked.
Do you have an H-shape silhouette and are you rather androgynous? Don’t be afraid to fill out your figure with ruffles or frills. Go for jerseys with very feminine details, preferably to be tied around the neck to contrast the rectangular side of the silhouette and with pretty low waist briefs, one avoids the high waist model for this silhouette.
Do you have an H-shaped silhouette with some curves? Adapt the top of the bikini to the size of your bust: rather covering or underwired if you have a generous bust or a triangle or bandeau if you have a smaller bust. Choose one with feminine details and avoid shorties, as they will camouflage small curves. Instead, choose bikini briefs that are slightly indented and not too thin at the sides or too covering.
Which swimming costume should you choose when you have a silhouette?
The A-line silhouette is distinguished by hips wider than the shoulders and generally has a marked waist.
The idea here is therefore to add fabric at the top to draw the eye to the upper body. Go for upper body colour, prints, patterns or textures.
For the lower part of the body, avoid shorts or low waist styles that won’t enhance the silhouette and opt instead for a slightly indented style with sides that are not too thin. Also avoid models that are tied at the hips and the high waist.
Which swimming costume to choose when you have a v-shape silhouette?
The V silhouette, as opposed to the A silhouette, has wider shoulders than hips.
For this silhouette, make sure to fill out the lower body instead. Ties to be tied on the hips, low waist model, ruffles on the hips or frills, everything is allowed. You can also opt for shorts to fill out the lower body.
For the upper body, choose a one-shoulders model that will enhance the silhouette. You can also choose a model with a plunging neckline that emphasises the bust. However, avoid neck ties or headbands and opt for thin straps.