It’s beach season! Time to get out there and soak up the sun. It’s time for coolers full of cold drinks and multiple attempts at flipping your hair against a sunset background. Best of all, it’s time to shop for the latest swimwear. As we all know, the world of bathing suits changes faster than we realize. How many times have we said to ourselves, “really? That’s coming back into the fray?” Nevertheless, we’re here to help you pick out the best one piece for the season. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “one piece bathings suits don’t look that great on me.” But we’re here to tell you that it’s all just a matter of choosing the right one.
Before we start, it’s important to note how strange it is that we compare women’s bodies to fruit. We’ve heard “pear shaped” and “apple shaped” and even “coconut shaped.” Here we will have none of that. That is way too generic for swimwear. In no dressing room has a person every thought, “I can’t fit this, I’m grape strawberry”–or whatever the newest label is. Here we will address the common fits for actual bodies and a bit of common sense.
A comfy chest
When it comes to chest, the devil is in the details. If you have a larger bust, your primary goal is to keep them supported while playing and enjoying yourself outside. Look for something with thicker straps and some double stitching to make sure they really stay put, especially during volleyball. If you’re looking for something to flatter a smaller cup size, there’s a plethora of options with embellishments and ruffles to add a little something. Not to mention there’s a wonderful invention called padding.
Showing those shoulders
If you’ve got broader shoulders, the choice comes down to design and colour. Horizontal lines and patterns are not going to help even out the optics. Things like flowers and circles on them won’t do anything for you either. Stick to one piece swimwear in solid colours with some panels along the side. That helps create the hourglass figure look as well as keeping from adding any complicated design to offset that.
Showcase your bottoms
A little light in the gluteus? Frills and big designs are your friend. Having loud colors and ornate ruffles can provide the illusion of a bigger butt. Prints and complicated patterns can give the distraction you’re looking for as well. In terms of shape, go for full coverage on the bottom. Now, if you’ve got a bigger behind, a lot of popular styles may be a bit too much. High cut might be a bit too revealing for your taste (if not, go for it!) and Brazilian cuts seem like a recipe for massive wedgies. Find something with enough fabric on the bottom to keep from being uncomfortable while still flattering the rest of your figure. Once again, top design work wonders in this department.
Whatever design you choose to flatter your figure, the number one thing is being comfortable in your own skin. Those pesky thoughts have little place in the sun and on the beach. So be you, in all the beauty you project, and go have some fun in your new one piece.