From apples to hourglasses, the fashion industry has developed numerous, and sometimes confusing, ways to categorize women’s bodies. Whether you’re trying on bathing suits or dresses, the experts at Wild Orchid Boutique in Katonah, NY, believe the only thing that matters is that the piece you love fits you in all the right places. If you’re planning to hit the beach this summer, this guide will help you understand what type of swimwear will flatter your shape, regardless of size.
When shopping for a swimsuit that fits a small chest, look for delicate string bikinis with a little padding. A design with ruffles, embellishments, or an eye-catching print can give the illusion of curves. Jets by Jessika Allen’s Lace Front Bralette has all the right details, so you’ll look stylish this summer.
Whether you choose a one-piece or two-piece suit, look for tops with underwire and bra-like cup sizes. These styles will give you the support you need to feel comfortable when you take a dip. Suits with thicker straps will also give you support and won’t dig into your skin like string bikinis. For a sporty look, try Malai’s High Neck Braided bathing suit top.
If all your curves are in the lower half of your body, string bikinis and high-cut suits can be too revealing and uncomfortable. Luckily, retro swimwear is back. Look for high-waisted bathing suit bottoms you can pair with a bra or bandeau top to create a classic look. If your style is modern and edgy, the cut-outs on the side of Sea Folly’s High Waist bathing suit bottoms will reveal just the right amount of skin.
A bathing suit that features side panels in a different color or print will give the illusion of an hourglass figure, balancing out your shoulders. Opt for a suit like Malai’s Cut Out Bandeau. If you prefer swimwear with straps, try an asymmetrical neckline that draws the eye up and away rather than straight across.
Camouflaging your stomach is easier than ever, thanks to the re-emergence of the one-piece bathing suit. Select a style with ruching around the front or a plunging neckline to draw the eye up. Shan’s Blue Valentine Print One Piece not only has an interesting neckline to attract the eye, but it’s also printed with curving shapes and contrasting colors that highlight your best features.
This summer, start your search for the perfect bathing suit at Wild Orchid Boutique. They carry a wide selection of swimwear and resort wear perfect for a day at the beach or a week-long vacation. For any of the items listed above, stop by their store or call (914) 232-1400. Their website always highlights the newest arrivals—and there’s more to see when you follow them on Facebook and Instagram.