In a society where body image is represented by models with the perfect body, it can be hard to have the self-confidence to wear the bikini styles you love. Unlike these so called perfect bodied models, the rest of us have unique curves of our own, and this means that there may be a swimsuit style that suits your body shape more than others. It can often be intimidating and daunting to find a flattering style, and what may suit your friends may not be quite right for you.
Here is a guide to help you ensure that you pick the right style of bikini that flatters your body shape and build your self-confidence.
For those with a smaller bust, there are definitely plenty of ways to give your girls a little extra oomph without the extra bits. Try out a triangle style bikini to outline your bust. This will give the illusion that there is something there. Our favourite triangle style bikini at Splash Swimwear is the Seafolly Scuba Tri Bikini made of neoprene. With an added layer of padding, your bust is given a fuller look. If you’re after a more natural look and you have a smaller bust, try on a bralette bikini top. These are natural, shapely and very flattering for anyone with a smaller bust or the Moontide Boob Job which gives a little extra boost.
For those who have a larger bust size, Splash Swimwear has the style for you! Our popular Moontide dual cup underwire and soft cup halter bikini tops come in band and cup sizes to ensure that you get the perfect fit and support for your girls. With a range of block colours and patterns, this simple pattern can be dressed up or down with any style of bottoms. If the Moontide doesn’t work out, we recommend navigating towards a bikini top containing an underwire to ensure that your girls have the perfect amount of support to be perky but still covered and controlled.
To ensure that our customers with larger busts can shop with us, we try to keep a range of brands in all cup and band sizes. Swimwear designers have realized that it can be hard for women with larger busts to find and feel comfortable in their swimwear, especially as they grow older. We want to make your experience as painless as possible.
Recently had a baby or want to hide your midriff? Don’t stress! We have a solution for you so that you can still pull off a bikini top and not have to worry when chasing your toddler around. If you find that you need to cover your stomach and don’t want a tankini, then try a pair of high waisted bottoms! Our ruched front patterns are flattered and trendy and go with any bikini top you desire. Printed high waisted bottoms such as the corset bottoms from Tigerlily are also amazing, taking the attention away from your stomach and directly towards the vibrant and exciting prints of the suit. Come in and check out our styles today!
At the end of the day, we want you to be comfortable. Buying swimwear can be a daunting task, but the team at Splash want to make your experience as painless as possible. Don’t be afraid to try something out of the box. Embrace your uniqueness, show off in a suit that accentuates you, and don’t go by what the models of society portray. Be comfortable in what you wear, hold your head high and be happy in your skin.