Swimsuit season is almost here, and if you’re feeling a little anxious about getting back into a swimsuit after a long winter, you’re not alone! More than 1,000 women recently confessed to Fitness Magazine what they really think of their beach bodies:
1. About 1 in 4 women don’t trust anyone to tell them honestly if a swimsuit looks good on them.
2. 4 out of 5 women say they’d rather be a toned size 10 than a size 2 with no muscles.
3. The #1 asset women look forward to flaunting at the beach? Their cleavage, said 40%.
4. 43% of women would give up Facebook forever if they could have a body like a swimsuit model’s. Another 23% would give up their cell phone…but only for a year.
5. If Justin Timberlake invited them to a beach party, 36% of women would turn him down flat because they don’t feel they’re in good enough shape.
Instead of turning down Justin Timberlake or other swimsuit baring activities this summer, flatter your figure with the right swimsuits for your body type! The right swimsuit for your body can do wonders for your body and confidence!
If you’re small on top, look for tops with a touch of padding or an under wire for a little extra enhancement! Padded, triangle tops work wonders! Ruffles, stripes, and patterns add volume to create a curvier figure, so pair that with a solid bottom to help balance things out. If you aren’t looking to enhance your bust, go for a bandeau top. It might not give you instant cleavage, but they are perfect for avoiding tan lines, and so cute!
If you’re bigger on top, you need a swimsuit that offers support on top. Look for underwire tops with cup sizes. Halter style tops are also great for adding extra support.
If you’re thin and want to add curves, look for a ruffles, stripes, and patters to add curves on top and bottom! Avoid solids, bandeau tops, and one-pieces, which will only elongate your body. Boy shorts accentuate your hips, and are perfect for those looking to add curves on the bottom!
If you’re pear-shaped, or want to minimize your bottom, you want the focus to be on your upper body. That means no boy shorts (which widen the hips) and no ruffles or prints on the bottom. Instead, go for a dark, solid bottom, and bright colors, ruffles, and prints on top. Triangle tops or v-neck one-pieces also work wonders, drawing the eye upward to your best assets.
If you’re curvy, or looking for extra tummy control, try a tankini, monokini, or one-piece. One-pieces aren’t just for your grandmother anymore! Look for one with flattering rouching, a sexy deep v-neck, or crazy cutouts. Keep it a solid color to look extra-lean!