Swimsuits for Plus Size Apple & Pear & Hourglass Body Types
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More Plus Size Swimsuits for Pear Shapes
Coco Reef Maui Mix Tankini: I am loving this. It will balance your big hips, but it might also be good for someone like me because it draws the eye up to the sexiest parts. (Here, you can see the high-contrast principle in action. Your eye is drawn to the black-and-white print. And, there is very little contrast between the pink-and-blue print and her skin.) There are several versions of this tankini, but I love this.
Miraclesuit Rainbow Print Swimdress: This has an asymmetrical skirt. And, I think it would look great on pear shapes, because it would look like hell on me, and I’m as opposite of a pear shape as anyone can be. I love this cut. I wouldn’t even worry about where the skirt will hit because your eye is totally drawn to the diagonal line where the black skirt hits the printed bodice. I think this is really sexy. If I were a pear shape, I would probably try this… but you know your body better than I do.
Curvy Hourglass Shape or Large Bust
If you are an hourglass shape, your main concern is usually finding a swimsuit with enough underwire support.
All of my curvy pals (you know… gals with an hourglass shape) love Miraclesuits. And, no one in my age group ever says anything good about swimsuits. So, I would start with those.
Here are the Miraclesuits that I can imagine my most curvalicious friend wearing… and these also are the suits that I think would be most flattering overall… if you aren’t dealing with a top-heavy or bottom-heavy body:
- Miraclesuit Caliente Solid: The front of this is so flattering and the color is good for most skintones.
- Miraclesuit Sonatina Solid: Actually, the ruching on this might make it suitable for apple shapes as well as for hourglass shapes. You’ll never know until you try it on.
Before ordering a swimsuit online, check the website’s return policy because swimsuits are always tricky to fit. Smart women will not make a bathing suit purchase unless the site stands behind its products, so look around for a trusted website.
No matter what skinny fashionistas say, black may or may not be the best color for girls with large hips or large tummies. Black swimsuits need to be a perfect fit. If a black swimsuit meets pale skin at the wrong point, the high contrast will draw attention to that area. The only way to know if a swimsuit is right is to try it on… And, that’s why good websites give us return labels.
Of course, you can always take the advice of my fashionista daughter. She says that two of the best tricks for looking chic at the pool or at the beach are wearing a dark, sheer sarong and 3-carat fake diamond earrings so that people will look at your face and not your body. Sounds like good advice to me.
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