Does the tropical paradise beckon you? Swimming, snorkelling and being warmly toasted on the beach thrill you? But, you don’t have the “apt” swimwear? Finding the perfect swimsuit, however, can be a challenge, as nothing spells disaster than an ill-fitting one! So here are some tips to get you started.
Know your shape
Let’s face it: not all of us were meant to have supermodel figures. But with the right swimwear, you can strut your stuff with equal aplomb. To start off, decide whether you prefer a one-piece or a two-piece suit. One-pieces are ideal for swimming; however if you prefer two-pieces, ensure that your strings don’t come off!
Accentuate your assets
Small busts: Padded bikini tops are the answer for the not-so-well endowed. For a fuller look, try out suits that have a horizontal neckline, like a tube, for instance.
Large busts: Wide straps on your bikini or one-piece for the cups that runneth! Try out sport tops for comfort, and coverage.
Short torso: It’s all in the stripes; vertical ones. This gives the illusion of a longer torso.
Long torso: Go in for horizontal stripes, to minimalise the “long effect”.
Big belly: Dark, solid colours and an empire waist draws attention away from the tummy to the bust-line. Equally popular are V necklines.
Hips, thighs and bottom: Pretty sarongs give a twist and hide the flaws of a huge hip, thunderous thighs and a big bottom.
Broad shoulders: Halters are your bikini solution. For those going for one piece there are the thick straps.
Short-legged: One piece, solid colours and high-cuts do the job.
Where to shop
Here are your essential stops for that perfect swimwear: Always New, Arihant Plaza (Opp. Commercial Street), Westside, Lifestyle, and malls like Bangalore Central, Forum, and Garuda. Branded sports stores like Nike, Adidas, Reebok too will have a tempting collection.
So, whether it’s a one-piece, bikini or a tankini, here’s your secret to carrying it off in style!