Summer days are here and you’ll soon be heading to the beach with friends and family, pamper weekends and cocktails by the pool! There’s nothing worse than worrying about your holiday because of your beach body. So start thinking about swimwear now to find the perfect style for you, so that you can fully enjoy your time away without dreading getting into your swimwear. Here’s our guide to finding the best swimwear for your body type.
We all have bits we don’t like – a troublesome tummy we want to flatten, a bigger bust we want lifting and curves we want flattering. These savvy figure-fixing swimwear solutions will give you a beautiful body regardless of your size or shape. Hello beach body confidence!
Problem area: Small bust
Feeling you’re in need of a boost? Those looking to give the appearance of a bigger bust on the beach will love the fab swimwear from Piha. The padded cups will help to give you more cleavage, so you can feel lifted!
Top, R795; bottoms, R595, both from Piha at Slimsuit Distributors
Problem area: Big shoulders
A high neckline and wide straps will give the appearance of narrow shoulders – perfect for athletic body shapes. Treat yourself to this Piha one piece.
R995 from Piha at Slimsuit Distributors
Problem area: Lower tummy
If you’re heavier on your bottom half, a retro high-waisted style is perfect. This one form Lu May will draw eyes upwards and show off your waist, bust and shoulders, while the tummy control pants will give you a confidence boost.
R499 from Lu May Swimwear
Problem area: Shapeless waist
We all need some contouring in our mid-section. When it comes to the rounded tummy, look no further than Miraclesuit. The swimsuits are perfect for creating some shape in the waist area and especially great for athletic figures to fake the hourglass silhouette we long for!
R3 150 from Miraclesuit at Slimsuit Distributors
Problem area: Round tummy
Trying to conceal a troublesome tummy? This Next shape enhancing swimsuit will do the job perfectly thanks to some cleverly placed gathers in the waist. The sweetheart neckline also draws the eye upwards, creating a slimmer appearance.
R395 from Next
Problem area: Fuller bust
How fabulous that you can wear a bikini even with a larger cup and it will also give you the support you need? Sunseeker’s supportive bikini is ultra- flattering.
Top, R1 109; bottoms, R838 both from Sunseeker
Problem area: Big bottom
This Swim Dress from Lu-May swimwear is just so fabulous. Not only is it a swimsuit but it can also be worn as a dress for walks on the beach or days lounging by the pool. It’s particularly flattering on hourglass shapes, thanks to the empire line style, which shows off a teeny waist. Snap it up today!
R590 from Lu May Swimwear
Problem area: Wide hips
Balance out wide hips with a halterneck and longer clever length top with clever silhouette-slimming panels. No more worrying about wide hips thanks to this Moontide one-piece. The panels also help to flatten the tummy, bonus!
R2 050 from Moontide at Slimsuit Distributors