What counts when choosing a swimsuit?

What counts when choosing a swimsuit?

Let’s be honest: as the days get longer and you can even smell summer in the air, choosing a new swimsuit can really put us in a good mood, reminding us that summer is just around the corner.


Women’s swimwear for the beach comes in four main types: one piece, two-piece, trikini (a revealing one-piece exposing much of the body) and tankini (briefs + top). And four key factors need to be taken into account when making your choice:

  1. Quality. If you want your new swimsuit to actually be “good” as well as just look good, then paying careful attention to fabrics, colours and other details;
  2. Colour. If you have light-coloured skin, then opt for bright colours that can enhance even the faintest tan. If you are dark skinned though, opt for lighter colours creating a lovely contrast with your skin tone;
  3. Use:  This may not be the most important factor, but if you plan to swim a lot then you will need a comfortable swimsuit, and if you love sunbathing then you need something rather skimpy. And what about if you are only interested in the fashion side? That is easy: choose something stunning!
  4. Body shape (or, in other words, tell me what body shape you are and I will tell you which swimsuit to pick). What really counts when choosing women’s swimwear for the beach is your body shape. High-cut or high-waisted briefs, boy-shorts or bottoms with ties, a triangular or padded bra: the ideal style for you is somewhere out there. You just need to know how to choose it.


What body shape are you?


Your body shape: You have slim legs and your shoulders are wider than your hips.
What to choose: the ideal swimsuit for you is a high-cut two-piece with a high waist. It will make your legs look longer and your hips wider.



Your body shape: unlike the inverted triangle, your hips are wider than your shoulders.
What to choose: a two-piece with a padded or push-up bra to make your bust look bigger. Low-waisted briefs will make your torso look longer.




Your body shape: you have shapely feminine forms and a narrow waist.
What to choose: a one-piece with a rather low-cut top to focus on your cleavage. A skirted bottoms will definitely suit you. A two-piece will also work but ideally with a high waist.




Your body shape: You are extremely well proportioned: your shoulders and hips are the same width and you have a narrow waist.
What to choose: all swimsuits really suit you, but a pin-up retro-style bikini is the best for you. But take note: if you have an ample bosom then avoid bandeau tops that tend to have an excessive  flattening effect.




Your body shape: you have a similar shape to a large hourglass only more athletic and muscular.
What to choose:all swimsuits really suit you too, but the best choice is a high-cut swimsuit  or a swimsuit with low-waisted boy shorts. If you have wide hips avoid attention-drawing  tight-fitting ties.



Your body shape: you have a long and shapely physique and your shoulders, hips and waste of the same width.
What to choose: triangular bikini with ties is the right choice for you. A halter neck swimsuit will focus on your shoulders and make your curves look even more shapely. Boy-shorts will draw attention to your shapely booty.