Straight Shaped -
You are fit and trim but you are lacking the curve department.
Add volume (and sex appeal) with bold stripes, ties, ruffles, fringe and beading. Frillies and tie side will mimic an hourglass shape and a belt will create the illusion of curves. A bold red swimsuit or a bikini in a wild print will also achieve a more feminine overall appearance.
|LSpace Stardust Fringe One-Piece, Depsi Cindy Nile|
Long Torso -
Whether you are tall or short with a long torso, you are still lacking in balance or proportion.
Chevron or strategically placed stripes will break up your vertical lines. Cut outs styles will break up your long shape and create the illusion of a waist. One-shoulder tops will create an interest in your upper body.
|Cia Maritima Crocodile One Shoulder One Piece, Beach Bunny Sailor Chic Bikini|
Pear Shaped -
You are bigger in the hips and thighs the waist and shoulders. Congrats you have the figure of every man's dream :) but how do you make the most of your bootilicious figure?
Try color blocking, pair a solid, dark bottom with a bright or print top to give your body more visual balance. A deep V neckline will draw the eye upwards. A high-cut leg will elongate the thigh. Solid colors will provide subtle accent to a figure that already has it going on. A soft molded cup will add more oomph to the bustline.
|Cia Maritima Aqua and Green One Piece, Luli Fama Babalu Bikini|
You have a D or C cup yet want to have a fashionable bathing suit without worrying about digging straps or embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions.
THE SOLUTION: Find tops with sturdy construction and support. Look for halter styles, wide straps
and wider support bands below the bust.
|RYGY Desire Wine One Piece with Adjustable Top, Vitamin A Lemon Drop|
All-Over Curves -
You have killer curves. Finding swimwear that you feel comfortable in and that looks great can be nerve wracking.
Don't run for the full-coverage boyshorts. Instead highlight your full feminine shape with a nice ruffle neckline, jewelry accents or body-hugging ruching. Minimize problem areas with a high-waist bikini or an all over pattern in a very small print.
|RYGY Bonita Deep V One Piece, Vix Bia Orange Tube Top and Bottom|
Tummy Control -
We all have had it a some point, a little more around the middle than we are happy with, not to worry there is hope.
A fold over waistband won't squeeze your tummy and lead to the dreaded muffin top. Ruching and draping will disguise any trace of a tummy. High-waisted retro bottoms are also very on trend for 2011.
|Hermanny Satina Mikonos One Piece, Hermanny Palomino Halter Top and Bottom|
Find all of swimsuits pictured, one-pieces and two-pieces, on All Wet Beachwear.