Swimwear for every body type
You’re lucky to be blessed with ample assets. The key now is to go for oomph without revealing too much. Highlight key areas like your collarbone, with cuts that showcase your neck and shoulders. Opt for flattering ruching as it glides over problem areas. And if you aren’t sure whether to go the two-piece route, pick a tankini or a bikini with a high-waist bottom thus keeping it sweet and still a whole lot sexy.
Panelled lycra swimsuit, Rs 3,500, Farah Sanjana
Scuba Bandeau & Shorts, price on request, Tommy Hilfiger
Emphasise those long legs and toned shoulders with string bikinis and manufacture curves with a cutout waist. Stay away from bandeaus to avoid looking boxy. Instead, opt for a sweetheart neckline to create the illusion of a sizeable bust. Three-dimensional detailing like ruffles and rings create curves and add a feminine touch to an otherwise boyish frame.
Lycra cut-out swimsuit, Rs 4,800, Malini Ramani
Paisley print underwire bandeau top, Rs 2,290; Paisley print bikini bottom, Rs 1,790, both Mango
Sequinned bikini, price on request, Le Silla
Lycra swimsuit, Rs 40,695, Roksanda Ilincic
Lycra cut-out bikini, Rs 27,334, Agent Provocateur
A fuller chest doesn’t need to limit your options; support is the key. Underwired styles and seamed cups work best for busty women while thick straps provide that additional security. A high-neck swimsuit is also a good bet, as it offers full coverage and can be made sexier with cut out sides.
Lycra swimsuit, price on request, Surendri by Yogesh Chaudhary
Does looking for the perfect swimsuit have you in a quandary of bandeaus, boy shorts, ruffles and rings? Here, to put an end to your troubles, is our comprehensive swimwear guide. We’ve broken it down by body type, so that your bathing suit highlights your best assets – whether you’re curvy or athletic. To the beach, then.
Click through the gallery above to find the best swimsuit for your body shape
Striped one piece, Rs 3,999, Marks & Spencer
Lycra bikini, Rs 15,651, Zimmermann
Printed halter swimsuit, Rs 3,699, French Connection
Bootylicious but not sure how to work it? Opt for retro-style swimsuits that provide full coverage with hipsters or boy shorts. Loud prints and colours on the bottom will only draw attention to it, so avoid these, and instead, experiment with separates that have a solid bottom with an eye-catching top. Details like a deep neckline, colourful prints and hardware on the torso keep the focus above the waist.
Monochrome Bandeau Bikini, Rs 2600, Theclosetlabel.com
Embellished lycra high-waisted bikini, price on request, Michael Kors
Lycra swimsuit, Rs 33,405, Dolce & Gabbana
Lycra trikini, Rs 25,000, Shivan & Narresh