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The Best Swimwear For Your Body Shape: Our Founders Share Their Expert Tips

Posted on November 22 2017

Anybody

Individuality is so beautiful in a world of such similarity - Anybody

Beach Flamingo was founded through a love of swimwear and a desire to make women feel confident and beautiful when wearing a bikini or one piece. Founders Jacqueline, Jessica and Lily are, between them, mother and daughters of three different ages, sizes, and body shapes, so it was important that their swimwear offering reflected that. Figure flattering rules and terminology can confuse you before you even get started, so as we enter a new season, here they share their expert tips on what swimwear to buy to flatter your figure and showcase your best bits!

MOST FLATTERING SWIMWEAR FOR LARGE BUSTS

“Just because you require more support from a bikini top, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Camilla’s halter bikini is the perfect example of a super elegant piece, in a beautiful print with delicate crystal embellishment, that will lift and give support where needed. The adjustable halter neck means you can alter for the perfect fit.”

Camilla blue bikini large bust

The Blue Market Halterneck Bikini, Camilla 

MOST FLATTERING SWIMWEAR FOR WIDE HIPS

“Any woman blessed with gorgeous curves and wide hips knows you can often feel as though your bikini bottoms are digging in, but the good news is scoop bottoms with tie sides are perfect for your shape. First of all, because you can loosen the tie sides so they don’t dig in and secondly because the knots on the side will sit wider than your actual body which helps balance a heavier bottom. A scoop bottom will slice your bum cheeks giving the illusion that your bottom is smaller than it really is.”

Cecilia Prado Bandeau Bikini

Damaris crochet bandeau bikini, Cecilia Prado

 

MOST FLATTERING SWIMWEAR FOR FLAT CHESTS

“Some women prefer padding and push up bras, to give the illusion of a larger bust, but we are advocates of celebrating your body as it is, so why not make the most of a flat chest and wear swimwear styles that the rest of us can’t. You really can be adventurous if you don’t have to worry about support. Choose swimwear shapes with cutout detail and plunging necklines. This Clube Bossa swimsuit is perfect for posing poolside and perfect for a flat chest.”

Clube Bossa Navy Onepiece

Navy one piece, Clube Bossa 

MOST FLATTERING SWIMWEAR FOR BOYISH FIGURES

“If you want to create the illusion of more curves ruffles are a great starting point. This Hunza G bikini is one of our favourites. The feminine frills will create shape and soften your silhouette. Avoid bikinis that give you too much coverage on the bottom as it can make you look boxy."

Hunza G Red Lucille Bikini

Red Lucille bikini, Hunza G 

If you would like more help shopping for the perfect bikini or swimsuit, send an email to our customer services team at info@beachflamingo.com and one of our experts will be able to help you.

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