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When it comes to baring all by the swimming pool on holiday, it’s understandable that you might be nervous. After all, last summer feels like a long time ago, and the ever longer winters we seem to experience in the UK can lead to us neglecting to get back into our gruelling exercise regimes and healthy eating habits fall to the side in favour of comforting stews. The good news however is that you don’t have to have washboard abs and a six pack to pull off a bikini with style. There are hundreds of styles of bikinis available simply because women come in hundreds of different body shapes. Designers know that bikinis can never be a one size fits all shape which is what makes it actually incredibly easy to pick out the right bikini for you. Here is how to find a bikini to suit your body shape.
Small on top
If you are small on top then finding a bikini is surprisingly easy. The best shapes for you are the triangle cut outs but if you want to emphasise the assets you do have then you can opt for a padded style while bikini tops with adjustable straps will enable you to tighten them to fit properly. Opt for a patterned bikini on top and plain bikini bottoms to balance out your figure. In fact, it’s also a good idea to invest in separates to help you choose the size that best fits each half of your body.
Big on top
If you’re looking for a way to minimise your top section or to make broad shoulders appear narrower, you should stay away from spaghetti strap bikini tops. Instead, opt for a thick strapped halter neck bikini top in a dark shade to instantly give the appearance of narrower shoulders. Contrary to what you may think, opting for a larger style bikini bottom, such as shorts or a swimming skirt will help to balance out your proportions. Always go for bikini tops with underwire and supportive features.
Apple shape figures tend to carry most of their weight around the middle with slim arms and legs. If this is you then here is the bikini style to opt for to flatter that tummy. High cut bikini bottoms will instantly elongate your legs, making them appear slimmer too. When it comes to design either opt for a plain block colour or choose vertical slimming stripes. Horizontal stripes or bikini shorts will make you look bigger than you are so steer clear. And if you’re still feeling a little self-conscious you could opt for a tankini which will cover your tummy but still feel bikini like in style – plus it will make toilet trips simpler.
Well miss hourglass, lucky you – you have the body that every woman envies. It’s fairly easy to find a gorgeous, flattering bikini for an hourglass figure. Your shape will suit most styles of bikini but try to choose a bikini top with underwire and bra-like support. Its then up to you as to which style, colour and cut you prefer. High cut bikini bottoms will be the most flattering for your legs – try a bikini with tie strings at the hips to emphasis your tiny waist.
There are many styles of women’s bikinis at Missguided.co.uk – which style will you be wearing this summer?