When it comes to baring it all during the summer months, a bit of in-built support here and a strategically-placed sarong there is all it takes to have us feeling shapely and stylish as we soak up the sun.
With the average women’s clothing size in the UK coming in at a voluptuous 16, a well-fitted swimsuit is a summer must-have.
From plunging V necks to bold prints, the advent of shapewear means that we can have it all when it comes to the ultimate swimwear look, without having to feel self-conscious about our bodies.
Here are just a few ways you can flatter your curves in swimwear this summer.
Try a swimdress
Is it a swimsuit? A dress? No! It’s the ingenious hybrid swimdress. Available up to a size 32, a swimdress is the ultimate plus size swimwear, nipping in at the waist and smoothing out our tummies and hips. To get an even more streamlined look go for a swimdress that has black panelling on either side that’ll trim your silhouette.
Sizzle in a tankini
If the idea of a one-piece is as alien to you as a hot summer’s day without a refreshing glass of lemonade, then the tankini could provide the ultimate swimwear solution. A tankini is a two-piece swimsuit comprising of a long swimwear top, complete with matching shorts.
If your upper thighs are one of your problem areas then a tankini will help you strut your summer stuff with full body confidence.
Go for inbuilt underwire
To flatten a larger bust, go for an underwired swimsuit that gives you the comfort and support that you would normally get from wearing a bra.
Whether you’re planning to top up your tan or go all Baywatch with a slow-motion jog to the water’s edge, your in-built underwire will make sure your bustline is sitting where it should.
Stay slim, with a stylish sarong
When all else fails in the swimwear stakes there is a tried and tested swimwear accessory that we can turn to time and time again…the humble sarong. For a fun and flirty look go for a short-sequinned trim sarong, or for something a little more exotic, try a mid-length sarong in a pretty floral print.