Choosing swimwear can be one your most tedious shopping tasks with style, shape and sizing to consider. At Get Bra’s we understand the frustrations surrounding swimwear shopping and aim to simplify the process and make it a fun & enjoyable experience. As summer approaches, we thought we help you shop a little easier with a back-to-basics Bathing Suit Style guide to ensure that you’re choosing the best Bathing Suit Style for your Body Shape!
If you have full hips or thighs, a defined waist and shoulders that are slightly narrower than your hips, then you may have a ‘Pear Shape’ Body Type. ‘Pear Shape’ ladies are also usually characterised as having a smaller top half and bust. There are plenty of Bathing Suit options for Pear Shaped girls to balance out their proportions with higher cut bikini briefs, plunging necklines and a-symmetrical bathing suits all designed to flatter the Pear Shaped form.
The ‘Elomi Kariba Classic Gathered’ Bikini and Swimwear collection is a fantastic option for ladies wanting to flatter tummies and slim down hips. The ‘Elomi Kariba Classic Gathered Swim Brief’ features a floral ruched design on the front with black panels, high-cut legs and a high waistline to give a slimming illusion on hips and thighs. Teamed with the co-ordinating ‘Elomi Kariba Gathered Bikini Top’ this bathing suit will draw the eye up, minimising your bottom half. Please note - the ‘Elomi Kariba’ collection is also available in a super flattering Swimsuit design.
Do you have rounded shoulders, a larger bust and fullness around the middle? Then you could have an ‘Apple Shape’ body type.
Make use of those good legs and flatter your top half with a high-leg swimsuit like the ‘Fantasie Montreal Underwire Twist Front Suit’. With a higher cut leg, this bathing suit aims to flatter all Apple Shaped Girls and elongate legs. The sophisticated twist front feature complete with subtle wave embroidery, helps create shaping between the bust and tummy for a flattering finish. Plus -available in either Indigo or Black, this Bathing Suit features a built in supportive bra with side boning for uplift!
Do you have a good bum, a small waist and balanced hips and bust? Sounds like you’re an hourglass! Hourglass figures can come in two variations, one have a neater shape with a flatter bottom and narrow hips whilst the other has a curvier bum with rounder hips.
Accentuate your natural hourglass shape with a bathing suit style that doesn’t compromise your perfect proportions. The ‘Fantasie Punta Cana Deep Gathered Bikini’ boasts a colorful print in Hot Coral with a selection of styles and cuts for every body shape. Both the ‘Fantasie Punta Cana Deep Gathered Bikini Brief’ and the ‘Fantasie Punta Cana Underwire Twist Bandeau Bikini Top’ feature attractive ruching, folds and twists that are designed to embellish your assets. Worn as a co-ordinating Bathing Suit, this vibrant swimwear collection from Fantasie will enhance your hourglass shape beautifully - the ‘Fantasie Punta Cana Bandeau Bikini Top’ even has removable straps so you can style it as desired!
Inverted Triangle Body Shapes are often defined as having a smaller bottom half than top half, with little definition between waist and hips and a straight, squared shoulder line. If you’re an Inverted Triangle you’re one of few ladies that can get away with string bikini bottoms and boy shorts.
Ladies who have an Inverted Triangle body shape, often need more chest support and the ‘Freya Mardi Gras Underwire Banded Halter Bikini Top’ provides you with underwire, an additional band and an halter neck design for exceptional support. The plunging neckline and colorful ‘Carnival’ print, helps make the most of your assets whilst the co-ordinating ‘Freya Mardi Gras Hipster Swim Brief’ sits on the hips to bring definition to your smaller proportioned bum and thighs.
If you have an athletic body shape with narrow shoulders, a flat or smaller chest and narrow hips and thighs - there’s lots of different options you can try to bring some curves to your waist, bum and boobs.
Patterns, prints and adornments can help add volume to hips and boobs and the ‘Freya Cherish’ Swimwear Collection does just that! Available in a selection of gorgeous color-ways which include Orange and Blue, the Freya Cherish range has a variety of pieces to deliver curves on the most athletic body shapes. Take a look at the ‘Freya Cherish Underwired Halter Bikini Top’ in Orange, this bold polka-dot Bikini brings the halter neck design together with boob-boosting support and ruffles for more volume up-top. Team it with the ‘Freya Cherish Rio Swim Brief’ which adorns the hips with romantic ruffles for a perfectly balanced and super cute bathing suit which flatters and enhances your athletic shape.
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