Summer is upon us again and with it comes swimwear season. Love it, or hate it, with the weather in Hong Kong, you’ll inevitably find yourself on the beach or a junk in no time. And whatever your body type, it can be nerve-racking stripping down to your swimwear in front of the crowds, so why not boost your confidence by getting something new that you feel amazing in?
For the girls out there who are confident to rock just about anything, Mamédio swimwear is an ideal choice. True to its Brazilian roots, Mamédio have created bikinis and one-pieces which are elegant, sexy, and made for confident women who are not shy to show off the beautiful female form no matter if athletic or curvy body type.
We love the Caju high neck halter bikini, in the gorgeous turquoise feather print. The bright colours and bold pattern guarantee to grab everyone’s attention, whilst the flattering Brazilian style cut of the bottoms are sure to keep a few eyes lingering!
Are you curvier in the hips, but smaller on top? Chances are, you’re a pear! The trick here is to balance out your body, by drawing attention to your top half, whilst getting the coverage you need for your bottom half.
Go for Mint Escape’s bold printed tops with plain, colour-blocked bottoms (which give full coverage!). The brand has different styles and shapes (from bandeaus to structured cups), so you can choose afit that will flatter you and give you the support you need. Along with many different prints and coloured tops, you’re sure to find your perfect suit.
Gifted in the cleavage department? You’re going to need a little more support from your swimwear, so opt for suits that are underwired or which have moulded cups. This means bra-like styles are going to be your friends. Try to stay away from ruffles or suits with lots going on up top if you want to avoid drawing extra attention to the girls!
The fuller bust range from ASOS is great as it offers more sizing options and ranges from DD to G cup (not just S, M and L!). This eye-catching red bikini gives more support, because it has thicker straps and more coverage, but it’s also super sexy. Or go bold with this printed number. Both are far from frumpy!
Obviously requiring less support than what’s needed by those with larger busts, if you’re small chested go for tops with bold prints or eye-catching details. Triangle tops or bandeaus are also a great option, as you can get away with the minimal support they offer. Alternatively, choose a top with some padding or added lift, to give yourself a little something extra!
Osea’s mosaïc printed bikini is a good option, as the print will draw the eye whilst the adjustable straps and elastic band offer support and a little lift. It also has the added feature of removable padding in the cups. H&M have a good selection of bandeau bikinis and push-up bra styles, like this black underwired top. I also love Triangl’s hot pink strappy crop bikini. The bright colour will look amazing on the beach and you will be able to get away with the little support that the strappy style offers.
More straight up and down than hourglass? If you’re searching for a swimsuit that will give the illusion of a shapelier figure, go for styles that are full of ruching, ruffles and all over bold-prints, or styles like monokinis which can help to create some fabulous curves!
Zara’s jade green one piece with the slight peplum will add a little curve to your hips, whilst the deep v plunge and block colour will flatter your figure further. Alternatively, this oriental print suit will draw the eye in all the right places, and Forever 21’s tropical Monokini will emphasis your waist beautifully.
If you carry more of your weight around your mid-section and don’t feel 100% comfortable barring all, then have no fear, as there are plenty of styles to suit you! Retro-higher waist bikinis work wonders, or go for a one-piece with a peplum – to look both stylish and confident.
There’s often nothing sexier than a simple, black one piece and Mint Escape’s classic suit will do wonders for you, with its low back and subtle bow detailing. Go bold with this printed suit from J Crew, with adjustable and removable straps. The lightly padded and underwired cups will also give the support you need in the busts. Or opt for the brands classic striped one piece and go full on nautical, perfect for any junk!
Boobs and a bum? Lucky you! You’re going to want to highlight your gorgeous shape, but to also find a suit that offers enough coverage and support. Colour-blocking can help to flatter your shape, or again the retro style will look amazing on you!
Mint Escape’s black suit will also work wonderfully for your shape, or opt for the retro style! Gingham is everywhere this season, so why not incorporate it into your swimwear? This two-piece from Ann Summers is perfect, with high waist bottoms and a fully supportive, underwired top. Or go for Seafolly’s printed bikini, with high waist bottoms and bustier top.
Asymmetric necklines are perfect for drawing the eye upwards and not across. There are so many designs out there this season to help balance out wider shoulders and to add a feminine touch with some subtle ruffling.
Vera Moda via ASOS has block coloured bikinis and one-pieces with one shoulder ruffle designs, or Peek & Beau’s gingham two-piece is another great choice.
Are you longing for a peachy behind, but just cannot deal with the squats? Have no fear, as again styles with ruffles and ruching can come in handy here! Alternatively, opt for loud prints and colours, along with showing a little cheek (as opposed to full-coverage styles) to flatter your tush!
Dare to show some more cheek with Osea’s brazilian style bottoms, available in a variety of colours and prints, or go for H&M’s bottoms with the gathered back. The pale orange colour is sure to have your behind looking like the perfect peach!
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