Fabulous swimwear for every body type
Though you might have to escape the country to actually find a suitable climate, bikini season is coming and with it comes the good and the bad. Sun, sea and a sad excuse for support. Sadly, most swimwear isn’t designed for comfort and won’t be great to wear for long periods of time. Finding something to suit your body might be tricky, which is why we have gathered some suggestions for swimwear that will make you look and feel fabulous!
If you don’t need a lot of support opting for a simple bandeau bikini top is a great way to avoid both uncomfortable straps and the accompanying tan lines. This black bandeau from ASOS is easy to mix and match.
A lot of bikini bottoms have string ties. If you are wider around the hips this can really cut into your skin. Even bikini briefs can fall too high or too low. High-waisted bikini bottoms might not only suit you better, but they are also very stylish and classy like this pair from Sainsbury’s.
A balconette bra offers a lot more support for those with a larger chest. This panther print top from H&M can be worn with or without straps for more style options.
Not everybody feels enjoys baring it all by the pool. Sleeves are a simple way to enjoy a refreshing dip while staying comfortable. With a little looking you can find plenty of sleeved swimwear to suit your style like this sporty bathing suit from H&M.
Another way to stay comfortable this summer is by finding a bikini top with wider shoulder straps. Just as with bras, wider straps help distribute the weight over your shoulders, preventing them from cutting into your skin, like this cute top from Aerie. Another piece of advice is to steer clear of halter bikini tops as they will hurt your neck.
Long gone are the days that bathing suits were just for your mum. From sporty to sexy, bathing suits come in many different styles. Whether you are looking for a piece with cutouts to accentuate your curves or a built in wire to offer more support, there is a bathing suit for you. This black swimsuit from Sainsbury’s has a fun wrap around effect that creates the suggestion of an hourglass silhouette.
Wearing a bikini or a bathing suit can make you feel like you are on display and can put you face to face with any particular insecurities you might have about your body. Though body positivity is an important and worthwhile goal, your personal reality might not always be so easy. Fashion can however be a fun way to draw the eyes where you want them to go, put the focus on an aspect of yourself that you are confident about. A bardot top for instance, aside from being a super summery style, is a great way to draw attention to your neck and the curves of your shoulders whilst at the same time giving your upper arms some cover. Try this colourful bathing suit from H&M.
Though it is not exactly swimwear, a sarong could not be missing from this list. A versatile accessory that should always be in your beach bag. Wrap it around your waist when you take a break from the beach to grab some drinks or use it to protect your shoulders from the sun. This sarong from Debenhams is an easy and quick way to make an actual outfit out of your swimwear.