Best Swimwear For an Apple Shape

Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 10:47 AM

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To look and feel your best at the beach or by the pool this summer, it's important to choose swimwear that flatters your particular body shape. Certain styles look better on certain shapes, and knowing what to look for and what to avoid for your particular body shape can make all the difference. Let's take a look at some tips for choosing swimwear if you have an apple shape.
 
Two Piece Styles
Women with an apple shape body have a larger bust line, a waist that is not well defined, and narrow hips. In addition, their midriffs tend to be larger than their hips and/or busts. Two-piece swimwear is generally the best type of swimwear for flattering apple shape figures, as each piece can be purchased separately to best flatter each area of the body.
 
Choosing Tops
To choose the right swimwear top for your apple shape body, you'll want to consider your bust size. If you have a smaller bust, choose a top with padded, push up cups to enhance your bust and even out your shape. Also, choose a top with tummy control, to hold things in; just be sure that it isn't too tight, so that it doesn't cause "rolls."
 
If you have a larger bust, still choose a swimwear top with tummy control, but also choose one with full support and perhaps a plunging neckline, to accentuate this feature. For example, halter-top styles with full bust support, an empire waste, and tummy control panels bring attention to a nice bust line, while drawing attention away from (and hiding) an apple shape midsection.
 
Choosing Bottoms
If you can't find a swimwear top you like that also has the right amount of tummy control for your apple shape body, look for bottoms that have high waists and include tummy control panels. But be careful - if you choose swimwear bottoms with a high waste, you'll want to make sure your top is "billowy" enough to hide the "high waist" line.
 
Choose bottoms that are cut higher up on the thigh, such as boyshorts; these do a nice job of making the waistline look slimmer and drawing attention to the legs, and away from the apple shape.  Be sure to choose bottoms that fit well. Swimwear bottoms that are too tight will end up creating unattractive "rolls" at the tops and bottoms, and ones that are too loose will draw attention away from your nicer features, such as your bust line, shoulders, or legs.   

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