Swimsuits for Plus Size Apple & Pear & Hourglass Body Types
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Best Swimsuits for Pear Shapes
I’m going to give you some styles that I think would look good on your pear shapes. However, because I have never been a pear shape, I’m going to run this post by a friend and see what she thinks. So, I may do some tweaking in the next couple of days.
Apple girls are often envious of pear shaped girls because it is so much easier to cover your hips and tush with a sarong than it is to hide a tum. I am just going to go on my visual-arts experience… but that experience may be better than anything else.
Here’s what they say in Well Suited: The Best Swimsuits for Pear Shapes and in other articles I have read to research this article.
Don’t go for anything with boy shorts. Look for an asymmetrical skirt bottom. Make sure the print is on top with a darker bottom half. Bandeau style tops are supposed to be good for drawing attention up to your boobies and away from your bootie. Conventional wisdom says that bandeaus make your boobs look bigger, and that would help balance out your lower half.
I would like to add my own thoughts on swimsuits for pear shapes. Of course, when you’re over 40 or 50, you will want to find a suit that covers your ass. And, as long as you don’t have saggy bits hanging out all over, you will have made me super happy.
However, if you really want to look great, I would say that you don’t want a swim skirt in a color that contrasts sharply with your skintone, because wherever there is a strong contrast, your eye will be drawn to that edge… a little something I learned in art class.
This design rule applies to all clothing for all women and this contrast can be used to draw the eye where you want people to look. However, I bring this up because I have seen tons of older women in swimskirts and swimdresses that cover all the “bad” parts, but their “skirts” sometimes stop at the widest, fattest part of their hips. If you have darker skin, it’s not a problem, but if you are fair like me, wherever your black swimsuit stops… that will be one of the places people will notice. So, if you’re fair, you should pick a color that “goes” with your skin and doesn’t “contrast” with your skin. I look good in blues and pinks. Some pale women look good in oranges or reds. But, if you are very pale, be careful with black.
Elomi Regatta Tankini: As you may have guessed, I’m big on tankinis. To me, they look like micro mini dresses. And, I’m really loving this nautical tankini. It draws your attention to the chest and it would look so cute on a cruise. You can get a matching swimskirt bottom if the top hits you in a bad place.
Always for Me Chic Solid: The cute eyelet material takes me back to the early 60s… how strange that everything is so sixties. I love eyelet and I had a lot of eyelet details on my clothing during the Mad Men era. Eyelet somehow reminds me of going to see the original James Bond movie. Eyelet is a perfect fabric because it’s a solid, but it’s textured enough that it acts like a print. Anyway, if this suit comes down long enough to cover your butt, I think it’s cute.
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