There are tricks to looking your best and just as there are certain clothing styles that suit different shapes better, there are different swimsuit styles which will flatter and fit better than others.
Don’t forget that whether you go for a 1 or 2-piece, it should be in a colour that looks good on you and suits your skin tone because in a swimsuit, there will be plenty on display!
All swimsuits are available at OzzieCozzieCo in Central, just look for your body shape below.
Neat Hourglass (shoulders and hips in line with a defined waist).
If you have a neat hourglass figure then you basically have your pick of swimsuit styles!
If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Try a bikini or one piece in a fabulous colour to show off your figure.
Full Hourglass (full bust, defined waist, rounded bottom and hips)
Support is essential for you so opt for a swimsuit or bikini that has underwiring or built-in support for maximum comfort.
Opt for block colours and avoid horizontal stripes or details across the bust and hips.
Triangle (full hips and/or thighs, defined waist, shoulders that are narrower than your hips with a smaller top half)
You want to draw all the attention upwards and emphasise your slim waist. A mix and match bikini or one piece with light colour on top and dark colour on your bottom half.
Patterns and details should be kept on your bust and beware of details around your hip area.
Inverted Triangle (straight shoulder line, little waist definition, flat hips/bottom, your bottom half may seem smaller than your top half)
Halter and square necklines work beautifully with your straight shoulder line. Have fun with details on the hips or contrasting colours.
Go for styles where you can mix and match to give yourself the freedom to get a look that works best for you.
Rectangle (straight shoulder line, hips and bottom, little waist definition, straight ribcage – you may also have a full bust)
Swimsuits with an angular patterns are a great option for you as it creates the illusion of curves and a slimmer shape.
Geometric patterns work very well with your body shape or a coloured panel running up the middle.
Create curves using light and darker colours in a swimsuit with a detail on the bust and hip area. Show off your model body in a bikini with patterns or contrasting colours.
Oval (rounded shoulder line, curved back, fullness around the middle, flat-ish bottom)
A tankini will cover your middle and isn’t too figure-hugging. Details on your shoulders will draw attention upwards. Have fun with sarongs as chic, colourful cover-ups for whilst you’re relaxing by the pool.
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