Let’s face it, shopping for a swimsuit can be fun and exciting but at the same time it can be a real challenge. The challenge for me is searching for one in a flattering color, pattern and cut according to my body type, which I’m considered to be curvy. When I go shopping, I would get totally confused by all the swimsuits because there are so many of them on the market these days which can be extremely overwhelming.
What I have learned about shopping for swimsuits is to understand what each swimsuit style type is. From bikinis to string bikinis….what’s the difference besides the name? Various swimsuit styles is what I would call the baseline, which gives me a basic general idea of what each swimsuit type is. Understanding what each of the swimsuit types has given me a better understanding of to search for and what to stay away from when out shopping for my new swimsuit.
So if you are in the same situation when shopping for a swimsuit and not sure what the baseline of each swimsuit style is let me break it down for you….
The bikini is a two-piece style that consists of a bra-like top and panty-like bottoms. Sometimes you will find the bottoms are cut similar to boy shorts or a skirtsuit. Here are a few of my favorite bikini choices.
Lygia & Nanny Printed Triangle Bikini Set
Lygia & Nanny Push-Up Bikini Set
The string bikini is almost similar to a traditional bikini except for the strings tie together the top bra-like piece and the sides of the bottom piece. The difference is the string bikini offers less coverage than a traditional bikini. Here are a few of my favorite string bikini choices.
Dolce & Gabanna Floral Print Triangle Bikini
Missoni Crochet Knit Halterneck Bikini
The halter basically is a swimsuit that ties behind the neck. Here are a few of my favorite choices.
Dolce & Gabbana Striped Halter Bikini
Dolce & Gabbana Floral Print Halterneck Triangle Bikini
The one-piece is the only swimsuit that gives the most coverage. The cut leg openings can be either high to low-cut leg openings. Here are some of my picks for stylish one-piece.
Onia Kelly Yellow Orchars One Piece
Solid & Stripe Willow Deep Plunge One Piece
A bandeau is a one or two piece swimsuit. The focus of this style is the strapless of the bustline, which gathers the center.
Lisa Marie Fernandez Natalie Flounce Ruffled Crepe Bandeau Bikini
Lygia & Nanny Printed Bandeau Bikini Set
The tankini is a two-piece style that has a top that covers the majority of the stomach along with bikini bottoms. Here are my favorite tankini choices.
Gossip Girls’ Festival Fringe Tankini Set
Hobie Girls’ Fleur To Love Tankini Set
This is the type of swimsuit that is worn by swimmers. The design of the back has straps that forms an X shape, which is good for making sure the swimsuit stays in place while the swimmer dives or swims.
Araks Jireh Racerback Swimsuit
CK Racerback Lycra One Piece Swimsuit
A skirt suit can be either a one or two piece swimsuit that has a short skirt. Check out these for example.
Nicolita Swimwear Rumba Ruffles Blue Skirt Bikini Bottom
Ralph Lauren Halter Bikini Top And Skirt Set
Okay so now that we have defined each swimsuit style, lets go further in searching the swimsuits that will flatter each figure.
Large Lower Half
Shorter Legs with a Longer Waist
Longer Legs with a Shorter Waist
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