Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Swimwear for Curvy Girls…………..Swimsuits and Bikinis Summer 2014

Ted Baker One Piece Swimsuit 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 resort-wear such as cover-ups, sarongs and beach dresses.

If there are reviews online (another plus) read them, as they’ll tell you if your swimsuit or bikini of choice is running small or otherwise and you can choose your size accordingly.  Remember also that very ruched and supporting swimwear will usually be on the small size, as it’s meant to squeeeeeze you into a shape you may not naturally be.  These are not necessarily the most flattering.

Best of all doing buying online you can take a picture of yourself in a mirror and see what you really look like before everyone else does.  Forget the flip-flops 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.

Seafolly Cascade SwimsuitPhase Eight Striped SwimsuitMelissa Odabash Ruched Coral SwimsuitFigleaves Jewel Black Bandeau Swimsuit
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 Melissa Odabash 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………………………….
Lepel Spot One Piece SwimsuitBiba Goddess Heatwave SwimsuitFreya Swim BikiniPhase Eight Twist Front Swimsuit
Navy Ruched Plunge BikiniSeafolly One Piece SwimsuitMiraclesuit Polka Dot SwimsuitGottex Wave Swimsuit
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 fresh and modern colours and prints, particularly floral and polka dots.  Good brands for curvy girls are Miraclesuit, Gottex and Seafolly amongst others.  And Ted Baker always has cup sized swimwear in very pretty prints.