Swimsuits for Plus Size Apple & Pear & Hourglass Body Types
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More About Swimsuits for Apple Shapes
Well, I've perused a few sites, and so far, The Best Swimsuits for Apple Shapes... an article that no long exists... at the scary-sounding Fitness Magazine... has the best info. Well, they give the same ideas that work for my apple bod and might work for your apple physique:
- Apples are top heavy, so make sure your swimsuit supports your ta-tas.
- Get a swimsuit that visually separates your boobies from your stomach.This means that your best style probably has an “empire” waist... or a seamline that goes under your boobies.
- Look for ruching, draping, and/or tummy control. Duh.
- Try to find a bathing suit with a deep V-neck. A deep neckline will draw attention up to your “girls” and away from your pot... umm tummy.
Okay, I embellished some... I used more colorful language than anyone at Fitness Magazine would ever use in public.
Now, go to the photo in the link above. If you look like the woman in the photo, don’t buy the red swimsuit they show. After telling you what to buy, they put that woman in a suit that doesn’t give her enough support. That red bathing suit is almost right, but when you’re older, you need a higher-quality suit.
It’s possible that the suit looks better in real life, but that red fabric just doesn’t look heavy enough to me. If you could change the fabric, the style of that red swimsuit is fab. Also, I might like it better in a print… even if it’s just a soft watercolor ombre type of thing… anything to move your eyes around and keep people from staring at your well-post-pregnancy paunch.
Aerin Rose Swimsuits
I'm glad I looked over some of the swimsuits recommended by Fitness Magazine, because I got turned on to Aerin Rose (a line that’s sold by bra size.) So, I bopped over to a few websites to check out what they’ve got for fat tums like me… and here are the styles that I think would look good on my bod:
Aerin Rose Feathers Tankini and High Waist Swim Bottom: I wish this suit had more of a v-neck, but I’m groovin’ on the hippie pattern. And, I think this pattern will put my critics into a zen-like trance… so that they (hopefully) think about something other than my tummy.
Aerin Rose Tangiers Tankini: I might like this pattern even more, and I could wear it with my old La Blanca bottoms. This print reminds me of the good ole days when I lived in Kailua, Hawaii (1969.) Man oh man, I think that half the things in my closet in 1969 were covered with paisley. You know… the more I look at what has been discontinued, the more I think that some of the plunging-neckline styles may not give enough boobie support. And, I am probably going to try one of these two styles when I get up enough nerve. (I REALLY hate trying on swimsuits.)
Other good brands and styles that look like they’d be good for apple shapes are:
Always for Me Chic Print: Yeah, I think I wore this as a mini dress in the 60s… and now I’m ready to swim in it. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Miraclesuit Ambassadress: I love the little cutout notch in the neckline... as long as the notch doesn't poke into your ta-tas. Hey, that notch draws the eye to the best part of any apple chick's body… and as long as the fit is right, there should be enough lift to make this drapey-front swimsuit a go. This swimsuit comes in other colors.
Miraclesuit Rosswell Tankini Top: I like the front drape of this top and I can get a better fit in tankinis than I can with one-piece swimsuits. That’s because I’m long waisted and I have a small butt (proportionately.) My husband loves to tell me that it’s not that small anymore – should I tell him about his beer belly? Right… it’s no use. He still thinks he’s that 30-year-old guy in the photo he posted on Facebook – the guy with a tan and with abs… some guy I’ve never met. haha...
Any chickadee, who can fit into a size 14 or size 16, will love La Blanca. La Blanca seems to specialize in designs that disguise tummies.
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