How to Choose Swimwear

So the holiday is booked, your passport is valid now all you have to do is find your swimwear. Sadly the diet didn’t quite get going and you aren’t looking forward to baring your body on the beach or beside the pool. What you need are a few confidence tricks that will help you look and feel your best.

My first tip is to add some glamour – if you want to draw attention away from your figure add a few pieces that will grab attention such as:

  • A fabulous pair of sparkly flip flops
  • A large brimmed hat – to add an air of mystery
  • Dark glasses – ditto
  • A beautiful beach bag – you can always place this strategically in front of your tummy until you lie down!

And always have a great coverup, whether that be a sarong or kaftan, to wear when heading to the beach bar.

When looking for your swimwear here are my top tips for balancing out any figure flaws:

The well endowed

Always choose a swimsuit or bikini with support designed for the larger bust. Good make to look for are Fantasie and Freya who both do cup sized bikini tops and you can buy the tops and bottom separately to ensure a good fit.

Small Bust

If you want to make a small bust look fuller, go for a padded bra top in a bright colour and make sure it fits well. Or give the illusion of greater width with a stripe.

Bigger Hips

Draw the attention upwards with frills or detailing at the bust, or a darker colour on your bottom half.

Tummy Disguise

If it’s your tummy you are worried about wear a one piece and again draw the eye up with bust detail or wear a swimsuit with ruching to conceal.

Finally those all important beach accessories:


Perfect the 'art of distraction' !