Swimsuit shapes


12 May 2018

We all love diving into the pool, sea or lake in the summer. The freshness of it is amazing. The only thing is before those days arrive, we start thinking about the dilemma of the bathing suit and how we will look and feel exhibiting ourselves. How do I know which shapes of bathing suit are right for me and go well with my body shape ?


If you have larger hips than your bust, you need to balance both with the right bikini. To not attract all the attention to the part you want to hide or downgrade, choose something discreet and light, not too much fabric and not too flashy colors. Instead go for colors in the top half and add a nice neckline to draw the attention upward.

The same goes for the one-piece suit. Go for a sober discreet bottom part and a nice flattering neckline.


You have smaller bust than the bottom part, and that’s good news since you don’t have to hold your bust too much and can wear a minimal bikini top, or have a “bandeau” style one.  Ornamental details, patterns or bows are great for balancing the bust with your lower part.

Triangle tops, padded tops are also a good option to create more form.

& Other Stories low-cut tropical swimsuit

Made by Dawn Petal Bikini Set


If you are more chesty you need more support to ride those waves or do some beach volley! Go for bikini tops with underwire and avoid any excessive ornaments to avoid attracting all the attention to your cleavage! Thick straps and higher backs. are a good option for extra support.

Fantasy Ottawa Wrap

Nordstrom Twist Front Bandeau One-Piece


If your body shape is curvy cleavage, waste and lower body, monokinis and string bikinis are NOT for you since they accentuate the larger areas. We recommend asymmetrical suits highlighting the neckline or color blocking bathing suits which will accentuate the curves in a very feminine way.

Ashley Graham x Swimsuits for All

Simply Be Bikini Set


Being athletic means not having as many curves, so you may want to be more shapely. Covering your skin makes the lines of body more styled at the top and bottom. Monokinis help create the visual effect of feminine curves or one-piece suits with strategic lines that mark the figure.

Sébastien one-piece sidestroke suit.

Flagpole Electra Bikini


For the “apple” shapes or people with more forms in the stomach area, we love the retro swimsuits from the 1950s with a high waist that flatters the figure and covers up the stomach we are not happy exhibiting. These are also back in fashion this year, so you are lucky! Tankini styles can also work pretty well.

Red Carter Palm Party suit

Lynn with Sash Flagpole suit

So now you know, make sure you choose your right color and enjoy wearing those swimsuits, cut to your shape, that will make you look and feel fabulous!

©I-DYLIC. Article by Eleonore Vadon