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Best Swimwear For an Athletic Build

Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 10:49 AM

Athletic bodies are slim and trim and tend to have fewer curves than non-athletic builds. When purchasing a swimsuit, your main objective will be to create the illusion of curves while still showing off your best assets.

To give the appearance of an hourglass figure, choose a one piece suit with detailing around the waist.  Ruffles and belts work best on a one-piece suit although a monokini with cut out sides is also a good choice. When a bikini is chosen, the bottom should ride low on the hip to add curves. To draw attention outward, consider choosing a bottom which ties on the sides.
Broad shoulders are normal on those with an athletic build. When choosing swimwear, you will want to draw attention away from this area. To do so, choose a halter style top which has a low cut neckline. This will allow you to show off your pectoral muscles which are one of your best features.
Bright colors are a great choice when choosing your new swimwear. Avoid solid colors when possible as they tend to emphasize the straight lines of your body. Feminine accents will help to draw attention away from your athletic build. Look for sequins, ruffles, and big prints. All will give you a shapelier figure.
Whichever style you do ultimately select, ensure it is designed to hold up to strenuous activity. If you plan on running, playing volleyball, or engaging in other outdoor sports, your swimsuit needs to be able to keep up. Look for suits with full cut bottoms and wide straps as these will allow you to move freely and have fun while still giving the appearance of curves.

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