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Stylist Alexis Honce gives us tips on how to find the right swimsuit for our body shape. 


Busty
  • Look for a bikini with built in bra, this lifts and contours the chest making you look thinner up top.
  • Look for fabrics with lots of hold (lycra) to help shape.
  • Always wear darker colors on top.
  • No ruffles or accents in the bust area that can add volume.
  • Always buy a suit with straps as this gives support.
Sandpiper swimsuit, $385

Boutique Nine shoes, $180
 

Pear Shape
 
  • Goal is to add volume on chest to balance the hips. Ruffles, patterns, colors draw the eye up.
  • Boy cut bottoms for coverage.
  • Deep v-neckline makes shoulders look wider and lengthens chest


Melmira swimsuit, $186
Melmira cover up, $91

Enzo Angiolini shoes, $150


Rectangle
 
  • Goal is to create curves.
  • Add volume on top and bottom with ruffles, embroidery. Halter top also creates curves. 
  • Patterns and prints can work amazingly well with this body type.
  • Want to avoid solid color one piece.
  • Coloured trim on neckline and waist gives contour. 


Shan two-piece swimsuit, $195

Shan bag, $185

Boutique Nine shoes, $120


Tummy
  • Solid colours are a must; dark colours are best 
  • Add volume on top with trim or colour blocking.
  • V-neck lengthens chest and brings the eye upward.
  • High cut bottoms lengthen leg.
  • Need built in bra so that it lifts your chest away from tummy and gives separation.
Sandpiper swimsuit, $235
Holt Renfrew, $185
Nine West wedges, $130

 
Curvy
  • Want to play with your curves not hide them.
  • 2 piece swimsuit looks great
  • Look for prints and colors.
  • Wear high cut bottoms to lengthen leg and slim hips
  • Bra top two-piece give support and structure no matter what your suit size is.
Holt Renfrew two-piece suit, $250

Holt Renfrew scarf, $165

Holt Renfrew hat, $325

Enzo Angiolini shoes, $150
 
Men
  • Length depends on height. If taller then wear longer shorts; if shorter wear shorter.
  • Look for swimwear with liners.
  • Play with prints and patterns if smaller waist.
  • Solid colours if he has a tummy.  
Joe Fresh, $19

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