This eye-catching, smocked top will have all the attention on the upper half with your shoulders as the star of the show. The plunging neckline and wide-set straps draw the eye upward and create a balance between a narrow chest and broad hips. A sexy cutout and a cinched tie-front create visual interest up top while the vertical stripes on the high-waisted bottom slim the hips.
There are so many bathing suit styles on the market, it can be a bit overwhelming to pick just one. So, no matter your body type, go forth and rock any one of these styles. With a gorgeous plunging neckline and cute ruffled details with hanging tassel, this sleek and flirty black one-piece will easily become a staple in your swimsuit drawer for years to come.
Shopping for swimwear is one of the most anxiety-producing activities many women face. Every physical flaw, real or imagined, is more noticeable in a revealing swimsuit. When a woman has a pear shape, meaning her hips and thighs are wider than her shoulders, shopping for a flattering suit can be an even greater challenge.
It's all in the hips, they say. And trust us — it is! You shouldn't be afraid to show off your curves, but rather find suits that flatter them. If you've always been a bit self-conscious about hitting the beach because of your shape or you feel you're wider through the hips, we found 22 quality one-pieces and bikinis that will make the most of what you've got, draw attention upward, or just make your legs look really, really long.
By Bianca London for MailOnline. With summer fast upon us, thoughts are quickly turning to squeezing into skimpy swimsuits. And for many women, it seems that picking the perfect style to suit their frame is the source of severe pre-holiday anxiety.
Flattering swimsuits for big hips may seem like an oxymoron; how can something so skimpy make hips appear smaller?? There are some key guidelines that make a big difference in appearance. Understanding shopping for your body type is the most valuable tool you can have.
Pear-shape, hourglass, inverted trapezoid -- we can't even keep track of the ways people are categorizing womens' bodies anymore. When you're at the mall, do you ever say, "Ugh I can't wear this top because I'm apple-shaped"? While the outdated body categories frustrate us on a regular basis, they become even more annoying when swimsuit shopping -- a task that is difficult enough without us having to figure out if we're banana-shaped or not.
August 15, Do you tend to gain weight around your hips and thighs, but stay slim up top? If so, you're a pear shape, just like the fruit.
Finding the right bikini bottoms can be intimidating, with so many styles to choose from how are you meant to know which one suits your booty the best? Brazilian styles are great for making smaller bums appear fuller, giving the impression of a larger bum shape. However, they actually have the opposite effect if you have a round or wide shaped booty.