Columns at the Pier


Here are my tips for picking swimsuits when you’re a little bigger on the top:

  • Make sure you have enough support, but don’t overdo the coverage. I’m not telling you to wear the skimpiest bikini around; I’m telling you that too much material will pull more attention to the girls and make it a little harder to balance them out. 
  • Solid tops with patterned bottoms will help to bring the eye down. Another trick on the same level is a darker pattern on top and a brighter pattern on the bottom.
  • Horizontal stripes, ruffles around the hips, and symmetrical cut-outs are all things to look for on the bottom piece with picking your swimsuit.
  • Tankinis are a good pick for bustier gals. See the tankini with the shorts that I found? It’ll give you an extra bit of help balancing out your shape with that scarf tied around the hips. (And though I said you should do solid colors on top and patterns on bottom, this swimsuit – with pattern on top – actually helps to camouflage a larger bust. That’s why not all rules work for every situation or every body type!)
Columns at the Pier

Stay tuned for Apple and Hourglass swimwear tips!

If you have more specific body typing questions, I’m always willing to answer them. In fact, that’s my favorite thing. So just leave your question in the comments!

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