How To Find The Best Swimwear For Your Body Type

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The thought of donning a swimsuit can make even the most confident of us ladies run to the hills.
Hello: I haven't done squats in 2 years! I hate my love handles. I'm too skinny.
**Finger snaps** Girlllll you better stop!

EVERYONE can rock a swimsuit, chances are you just haven't found the best swimwear for your body type yet.

I have to confess that I've had this post in the bag for a while now, and with the Northern Hemisphere still enjoying the heat and Australia about to head into Summer, I thought now would be the perfect time. Being in reverse climates/ constant Summer can be confusing!

So get ready for a little styling session and learn how to flaunt all that sexiness your mamma gave you in the right swimsuit for your body type!

Pear Shape
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The pretty pair shape is all about that bass! If you're not down with the kids, that basically means she  has a full hips and thighs, smaller waist and small bust.

girl with an hour glass shape in triangl bikini on the beach
As the biggest, most typically-British pear shape myself, I know how daunting it can be to flaunt your wobbly behind in what is basically a glorified pair of pants. I always tend to go for a full-butt shape for extra coverage. 

What To Wear
You should opt for a swimwear that will allow you to flaunt that teeny waist, whilst adding volume to your bust area, in turn balancing out your figure. I would recommend going for a two piece where you buy different sizes in the top and bottom just to get that perfect fit!

The Push Up Bikini 
Under-wiring and padding are your new BFFs! Opt for a push up bikini to add some oomph to your chest, balancing out your body and giving you that enviable hour glass shape.

The Detailed Bust
Embrace this seasons fringe trend with your swimwear and go for a fringed top. Ruffles & embellishments also add volume to the bust and balance out that bod!

Apple Shape
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Apple shaped beauties have those huge tatas we all dream of! They have a top-heavy frame, with a larger tummy, breasts and arms and slimmer legs and hips.

What To Wear
Girrrrlll with those legs you can go for it! Although swimwear may be daunting for you because of your curvy tummy, a stunning one piece or tankini is your key to ultimate beach babe status!

The Crochet One Piece
Crochet has to be the prettiest and most feminine trend around at the moment, so why not rock it with sand between your toes? A one piece will skim across your curves and crochet will be loose and more flattering than spandex.

The Tankini
If you're more of a two piece girl, but don't want to bare those abs for all to see, a tankini may be the solution to all your problems.

Rectangle Shape
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All round slim and athletic, rectangle girls may as well be supermodels! You sport a straight up and down figure with small hips, bust and waist. 

What To Wear
You are seriously blessed when it comes to that beach body, so you can wear anything with a bit of confidence. Whether you want to rock the athletic vibes, or add curves through your swimwear, you are sure to look gorgeous either way!

The Racer Back Bikini
This sporty shape might as well have been made for you and your slim beauty! Add to the sporty vibe by opting for mesh, or add curves with horizontal stripes or cleverly placed cut-outs.

All About Those Details
Add curves by adding volume to your waist and butt. Ties, bows and ruffles are all great ways to do this.

Hourglass Shape
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Hour glass girls ooze sex appeal. With a teeny-tiny waist and balanced, yet curvy bust and hips, hour glass hotties are total body goals! Got a bod like Miss Monroe? Flaunt it! 

What To Wear
You've got those stunning proportions, so it's all about showing them off to the max! Flaunt that small waist and show off those curves girl: you were born with them!

Cut-Out Waist Swimsuit
A swimsuit will show off that super hot bod and cut-outs at the waist will draw attention to those abs!

High Waist Bikini
Embrace the vintage, pin-up elements of your figure with high waisted bottoms! Plus, these babies make your legs look instantly longer.

Now that you know which swimsuit is best for your body type, it's time to hit the beach and rock it!

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  1. I love this! Thank you for your suggestions for each body type! I am hourglass and currently LOVING my highwaisted bikini! I hope you have a lovely rest of the week! xx

  2. i love your styling tipps, so useful and I have to confess, I HATe searching the right swim wear :D

  3. I feel like a kid in a candy store right now. I love all of these swimsuits you picked out. You have really good taste.

    Only The Brave Blog

  4. A great informative post. I love swimwear and you've provided some great tips here!

    I'm a slim girl with a few curves here and there, to add shape I opt for Triangle Cut Tops or a halter, and low rise scrunch bottoms to add some shape, side ties also look complimentary on a slender frame.

    Love the bikini and one pieces here, they're really lovely and given me some inspiration for holiday!

    Laura xo

  5. Nice post dear ;)

  6. Love your picks! The prints and patterns are so fun! I'm an hourglass and I love love love the high waisted swimwear look. My guy scrunches up his nose at it but he'll live. hah


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  7. So many cute swimsuits! I love that you broke them down by body shape :)

  8. Love your picks and so many fun swimsuits here. Thank you for your suggestions for each body type! This is very helpful! Have a fantastic weekend! xo

    Face to Curls |

  9. Great post! I am hourglass but don't wear those models of bikinis on me!
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  10. These are great tips, Rachel! I'm not sure what body shape I am, I am pretty much boyish shape, small bust medium waist and bum or at least that's what I believe myself to be. Thankfully I have no problem with a bikini but it's been more than a year since I wear one.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  11. I love anything that is a one piece! Great post girlie.

    Dakota D.
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  12. wow i love it

  13. These pieces are all just stunning. I don't really know what kind of shape I have, but I definitely dig all swimwear pictured above!
    xx Frederique // FAB le Frique

  14. I find shopping for swinwear such hard work so your guide is really useful :) I love some of those cut out swinsuits but unfortunately I just don't think they would suit me x

  15. Such a great informative post hun! Love all of your picks!

    xo Soo |

  16. great post

  17. These are great tips! And some really nice swimwear too. I'll be interested to see how well my current collection of swimwear works post baby when summer rolls round. I'm still wearing my maternity bikini at the moment, ha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  18. Love all these swimwear!
    Have a fantastic weekend Rachel!

    new post "Multicolor floral maxi dress, Dolce & Gabbana inspiration"

  19. Great informative post. Btw, you look great in bikini.

    Jasmine x
    Jas Claire

  20. These are all so pretty! Loving all of these prints :)
    Very interesting read so thank you so much for sharing xox

  21. These tips are great, such a helpful guide! Love the picks you chose too! Xx

  22. Great post and nice tips! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Love all these pieces! Great picks babe. You have an amazing body. :)
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Xx, Raysa

  24. These are all such great tips! I'm totally a one-piece kind of girl :)


  25. very useful post dear!! love it! love all the swimsuits especially the Racer Back bikinis from boohoo are so cute!!

  26. Love this amazing blog, great post, thanks for the tips, truly inspiring!!!


  27. Great selection!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

  28. Rach you look absolutely gorgeous, I love your swimsuit help! I struggle with swimsuits so I think an underwired bikini top will be helpful for me & I love your picks the prints are so vibrant and pretty <3 :)

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  29. Rach you look absolutely gorgeous, I love your swimsuit help! I struggle with swimsuits so I think an underwired bikini top will be helpful for me & I love your picks the prints are so vibrant and pretty <3 :)

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  30. Amazing post! Have a lovely new week. :)


  31. Just love your black full piece with gold buttons! Incredible babe!!!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  32. This is such a helpful posts! Thanks for sharing these tips!

    Angelie // Bohol 2016 Travel Diary

  33. This post is so helpful and I absolutely love your selection! You look beautiful in that photo and I adore your bikini! Thank you so much for sharing and have a great week!!

    xo, Esther

  34. Thanks for this! <3

  35. I'm pear shape like you and I think your tips are just on point! Do you think it's getting harder to find good coverage for the bottom? I feel like bikini bottoms are getting tinier each year!
    Lovely post.
    Aurelie |

    1. I totally agree!! There seems to be a lot of tiny bottoms around at the moment arghh xx


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