Getting Ready for The Beach: Swimsuits That Works For Petite Bodies
We love the sun and everything about summer. But for us towering just under 5 ft 4, shopping for a swimsuit can be such a dread. Although petite women come in difference sizes and shapes, with a little bit of luck and critical eyes, it’s not impossible to find a style and fit that not only flatters, but enhances a petite body. To take some of the guesswork out, we assembled a spread of coordinated styles for you. The ultimate key of looking great to radiate a confident walk the sand like you own the entire beach!
LOOK FOR THESE ELEMENTS IN TWO-PIECE STYLES
If you have smaller busts, avoid heavy padding which can look obvious and unflattering.
Ruffles proportionally sized and thoughtfully placed can enhance your busts without looking awkward.
A simple triangle or bandeau top embellished with subtle details or with touches of print can bring out the silhouette of your body.
1. Tory Burch Wisteria Bandeau Top & Hipster Bottom / 2. Made By Dawn Coral V Top & Bottom / 3. L Space Sweet & Chic Solids Chloe Wrap Bikini Top in Geranium & KENDALL + KYLIE at Topshop Mesh Inset Bikini Bottom / 4. Proeza Schouler Printed Triangle Bikini Top & Bottom / 5. Boys & Arrows Fay The Fugitive Top and Yaya The Yuppy Pants / 6. Made By Dawn Traveller Ruffle-Trimmed Triangle Top & Coral Bikini Briefs
LOOK FOR THESE ELEMENTS IN ONE-PIECE STYLES
A one-piece style is not necessarily less sexy. It is simply a personal preference.
Color-blocking style with lines at the right places can visually enhance the proportion of your body.
For solid colors, simple embellishments like scallop edges along the neckline can visually lengthen your torso.
Images are courtesy of the respective brands and product websites.
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Posted on 21 June 2016