Every body is a swimsuit body but that doesn’t mean that every body is the same. Here at Sandy Swim we come in all shapes and sizes and we know you do too! That’s why we carefully curate one-piece bathing suits and a variety of two pieces including micro bikinis and high waisted bikinis for all shapes and sizes.
With summer just around the corner we sorted through a range of stylish ladies swimwear to spare you the laborious task of finding the right suit for your body type. From large chests to smaller breasts, those with fuller hips, and those with a straight up and down physique – keep reading to kick that bathing suit anxiety to the curb and start shopping for the best swimsuit for your figure.
Straight Shaped Body
If you have a straight body type you aren’t alone. Over 45% of women in America have this type of body type. Also known as a rectangle shape, a straight up and down body type consists of:
- Hips and bust are the same size
- Undefined waist
- Flat bottom
- Prone to weight gain in your torso
- Shapely and defined legs (your best asset!)
With rectangle body shapes you need to create the illusion of curves to accentuate your waist and avoid any styles that might make your figure look boyish.
We picked the below Sandy Swim bathing suits perfect for your shape.
Bikinis like Liberty with frills, a low cut neckline and a higher cut leg will help create the illusion of curves while showing off your long and toned legs.
Full piece swimsuits like Luscious are perfect for rectangular figures because of their plunging neckline and back detail that helps create the illusion of an hourglass shape by accentuating the waist. Stay away from horizontal stripes and instead opt for bold colors.
Pear Shaped Body
If you have a pear shaped body (aka a triangular body shape) some of your characteristics will include:
- Smaller bust
- Larger hips
- Defined waist (your best asset!)
- Slim arms
- Narrow Shoulders
- You gain weight in your bottom and legs before anywhere else
When picking a swimsuit for a pear shaped body the trick is to enhance your upper body, highlight your waist and take the attention away from your bottom half.
The following Sandy Swim bathing suits are perfect for your shape
Jenny has tie up bottoms that you can adjust to sit right at the hip to help elongate your legs and the flattering top will help draw attention to your slender waist.
Sophie has a flattering plunging neckline that highlights the bust region to help balance your frame. The cross over back will also draw attention to your upper body as you walk to the shore leaving a lasting impression.
Hourglass Body Shape
If you have a Marilyn Monroe body shape (aka the hourglass) then you have a shape that most women strive for – lucky girl! – your upper half is proportionate to your bottom half.
Your characteristics include:
- Equal hip to bust ratio
- Defined waist
- Shoulders that are in line with your hips
- Your waist stands out and gently curves to your hips
- Rounded bottom
- Shapely Legs
The best way to show off your hourglass figure is to find a swimsuit that will highlight your waist while proportionally adding some volume to your top and bottom half.
The below Sandy Swim bathing suits are great for your shape:
This is our best seller and the bikini we gifted to stars like Lady Gaga, Brie Larson, Emma Stone and Priyanka Chopra. This micro bikini looks amazing on everyone but for an hourglass figure it is perfect because it sits at all the right places to accentuate your best assets while proportionally adding dimensions to your upper and lower body.
The Lexi Swimsuit is perfect for your feminine physique. With its plunging neckline and waist detail, all your best assets can be defined in one classic bathing suit.
Oval Shaped Body
If you have an oval body type, (aka an apple shape) some of the characteristics you might have are:
- Larger bust
- Narrow hips
- Rounded midsection
- You gain weight in your stomach, back and arms
- Your slender legs are your best assest!
- Flat bottom
The trick to finding the right swimsuit to suit an oval shape is to focus on minimising your mid section and showing off those great legs! Swimwear that adds curves and volume to your lower body and tops that accentuate your waist are ideal.
The following Sandy Swim bathing suits will work with your Oval shape:
The high waisted bandeau bikini will help accentuate your waist while the color black helps make your shape look slenderer.
A one piece swimsuit that gathers on the side like the Erin wrap can help create the illusion of a waist and it’s deep neckline will help elongate your body.
Remember that it’s not always the swimsuit that wears the girl, it’s how the girl wears the swimsuit so regardless of your shape or size, always go for whatever style makes you feel the most confident. Your confidence is what counts, not your size.
Love you to the beach and back again,
The Sandy Swim Team. xx