If you have a larger bust line with a heavier midriff and a proportionately less defined waistline, then you have an apple shaped figure. Finding an apt swim suit that contours your midsection and waist line could be pretty intimidating. However, with right styling techniques you can seamlessly camouflage your body flaws and emphasize your best features. Here are some fashion tips to help you discover a perfect swim wear for your figure type.
1. Selecting slimming colors and patterns
Choose a bathing suit with a contrasting color tone around your waist line to create the impression of a thinner waist and silhouette. The crossover swim suit would make a better choice for your body figure. Likewise, you could opt for a dark colored fabric such as black, dark brown and navy or maybe a swim wear with some eclectic patterned fabric. They have a slimming effect and will distract attention from your heavy bulky thighs and midsection. But make sure not to go overboard with darker shades as they might look heavy on your already heavy figure. Swimsuits made from semi elastic material such as spandex or lycra lend a thinner and an hour glass figure illusion. However, stay away from swimsuits with metallic shades, horizontal stripes and shiny fabrics as they generalize your body flaws and make your belly more fat and noticeable.
2. Choosing the right swimsuit style
The general swimwear rule for any woman with the plus sized figure is to ditch traditional bathing suits with fussy designs and to go for something contemporary like a beach smock. While a one piece or tankini with padded cup perfectly disguise your midsection, a traditional swimwear does nothing but over emphasize your problem areas. Empire waist tankini tops work well on an apple shaped figure. Moreover, skirted suits and suits with boy bottoms also make good swimwear choices for a flattening appearance. And luckily, you always have sarongs to hide your body flaws.
3. Accentuating your assets
The key is to show off your best body parts. An Apple shaped figure has an appealing bust line and shapely legs, therefore try swimwear that accentuates your best features more exquisitely while hiding your shortcomings. Any swimsuit that provides bust support (be it an underwire or a soft cup) emphasizes your features and adds some volume to your bust line. Similarly, a bathing suit with side shirring or runching details and halter necks or bandeau can make your midriff look sexier and draw the eyes up. Whatever you wear, make sure that your tummy isn’t lingering out of your tiny bikini bottoms.