As with lingerie, dresses, tops, trousers, jackets, jeans etc etc etc there are some styles of swimwear that will suit curvy girls and others that simply will not. The best style of swimwear is the one that flatters your figure, camouflaging anything you want camouflaged (!) and accentuating your assets, in a colour that suits you and a style that’s going to make everyone on the beach or by the pool think ‘now why don’t I look like that?’, whatever your size.
With the choice of swimwear online right now, from designer to high street, there really is no need for one of those ghastly sessions where you go from changing room to changing room taking almost everything off in light that is just not good enough, possibly in a hurry, even worse just after lunch. Make sure you know your size and get everything sent to you, if possible at the same time, so you can compare and try on with your other resortwear such as cover-ups.
Best of all doing it this way you can take a picture of yourself in a mirror and see what you really look like before everyone else does. Forget the flipflops unless you’re as small as you really want to be and try on with a pair of heeled sandals to see yourself at your glamorous best.
There’s great swimwear around for holding you in just about everywhere, bra sized swimwear for added support and ruching across the front for an extra flattering effect. With everyone from Marks & Spencer to Diane von Furstenberg offering sexy, glamorous swimwear for curvy girls in a wide range of sizes, this year, certainly, there’s absolutely no excuse. If you’re a curvy girl, go for the glamour………………………….
There’s no doubt that the perfect black one-piece or bikini is going to be a long term favourite in any swimwear wardrobe, however this year in particular there seem to be some lovely colours and prints, particularly floral and animal prints. The Gottex red and black one-piece makes a superb compromise, don’t you think? And you can be sure with a brand such as Gottex that it will be beautifully made and last for years.