Looking for the Perfect Swimsuit

by - May 08, 2013

I know that when picking swimsuits, "fit" is the first and foremost thing that we consider.  It should be flattering, not flattening and it should really complement our body type no matter what figure we have.  Next, the design.  Colors and patterns even the little details should always make it stand out.

Even if summer is almost halfway over, I wanna share to you some tips when looking for that perfect swimsuit.

If your bottom is bigger than your upper body...

Look for: a tankini because it will add length to your lower body.

Striped Tankini Set
1,145 PHP - fashionunion.com

Look for: bottoms with higher cut.  Show off your thighs.

J.Crew Candy anchor string hipster
1,715 PHP - jcrew.com

Look for: deep V-neckline.  This will accentuate your upper part.

River Island Black v neck knotted backless swimsuit
1,590 PHP - riverisland.com

Look for: black boy shorts.
Mudd® Solid Boyshort Bottoms
1,145 PHP 735 PHP ($18) - kohls.com

Stay away from: skimpy bikini.

If you have a short torso...

Look for: high-waist swimsuits to draw attention to your legs.

TOPSHOP Yellow Lemon Bandeau Bikini
2,160 PHP - topshop.com

If you're really thin and tall...

Look for: two-piece swimsuit with ruffles

JUICY COUTURE Tomato Pretty Polka Dot Triangle Bikini
12,575 PHP 3,745 PHP (£59) - stylebop.com

Look for: front-tie tops.  

1,905 PHP - zalando.co.uk

Stay away from: one-piece swimsuits

If you are apple-shaped...

Look for: something with ruche at belly part.

Black Twist Front Figure Flattering Swimsuit
2,035 PHP 1,625 PHP (£26) - debenhams.com

Look for: one-piece with chevron prints.  It creates an illusion of a slimmer body shape.

Kennebunk Chevron Tankini In Blue
3,105 PHP - shopruche.com

Look for: high-waist

TOPSHOP Black Gem Cage Bikini
2,540 PHP - topshop.com

If you have a long torso...

Look for: two-piece with stripes.  It will break that long line.

Navy Stripe Frill Bandeau Bikini
1,015 PHP (£16) - fashionunion.com

Look for: one piece with bold prints to create curves.

John Lewis Control Side Ruched Swimsuit, Multi
2,475 PHP (£39) - johnlewis.com

If you are pear-shaped...

Look for: one-piece with tiny prints.

Fat Face Floral Twist Swimsuit
2,225 PHP (£35) - fatface.com

If you are top-heavy...

Look for: racerback top for that extra support.

Patagonia Women's Print Bottom Turn Top
2,245 PHP ($55) - patagonia.com

Look for: halter tops with thick straps.

J.Crew Triangle string halter top
1,800 PHP ($44) - jcrew.com

Look for: bandeaus.

TOPSHOP Lilac Tie Dye Bandeau Bikini
1,905 PHP (£30) - topshop.com

Stay away from:  triangular tops/triangle bikini.

If you are not-so-gifted A.K.A. small chested like me...

Look for: a top that has wide straps from the sides that you can tie behind the neck for that extra lift.

BCA Chevron Stripe Triangle Bikini Top
1,185 PHP ($29) - nordstrom.com

Look for: padded or wired tops.  Better if printed so it can hide the pads/wires.

J.Crew Candy anchor underwire top
2,205 PHP ($54) - jcrew.com

Look for: one-piece with scalloped neckline for that imaginary cleavage. HAHA!

J.Crew Scalloped tank
3,595 PHP ($88) - jcrew.com

Look for: ruched bandeaus for instant oomph.

Victoria's Secret Ruched Bandeau Top
1,000 PHP ($25) - victoriassecret.com

Look for: ruffled top.

White ruffle moulded cup bikini top
890 PHP (£14) - dorothyperkins.com

Look for: triangular tops/triangle bikini.

TOPSHOP Tye Dye Triangle Bikini
1,650 PHP (£26) - topshop.com

Stay away from: plain bandeaus with no ruche or detailing.

Stay away from: one-piece tube swimsuits.

You know what?  Cassie Ho is right.  I really can't understand why swimsuits are so freakin' expensive.  With so little fabric, you have to spend so much.  Tsk!  Plus, you get to wear it only every summer or let's say, just for your beach trips.  Oh well!  

If you have the perfect figure, consider yourself lucky!  You will look good in any bikini style!  For us, normal human-beings... let's make use of the tips above. *wink

In the end, choosing the right swimsuit is all about confidence.  As long as your comfortable and you feel sexy then, go for it.  Just don't forget to shop for cover-ups too and of course, those other beach must-haves.  

Hope this post helps.  Feel free to add more tips on the comment box below.  I can't wait to land my feet on Boracay's fine, white sand!  Fast forward to June please!  

Good luck!

your sweetest drug,

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  1. I personally feel like people should wear whatever they want. Anyway, that "Black Gem Cage Bikini" from Topshop is so cute!

    1. yep, i agree! like i said, as long as you're confident and comfortable. :)

      i also like that one from Topshop.. <3

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