I don’t think I’ve ever done a post on bikinis before. I was racking my brain trying to decide what to write for this week’s post when my girlfriend suggested I do something on bikinis. I’ve kind of avoided underwear posts, which is quite remarkable considering how important underwear is to any outfit. I just checked, I wrote How to find the right bra almost a year ago. Now I know bikinis are not really underwear, however they are a very feminine piece of attire, something that guys don’t really have anything to compare with. Especially considering the whole bikini buying ‘experience’. The media love this time of the year because it’s the perfect time to slam bikini diets down your throats and pictures of perfectly bronzed models. While the odd photo of the bikini clad celeb with cellulite makes you feel a little bit better, there always seems immense pressure to a) have the body for a bikini and b) have the right bikini for summer.
Hopefully this little guide will help get your bikini search started in the right direction. Just like with any other outfit wearing the right bikini can alter how the eye perceives the body.
- Bust – If you’re looking to increase your bust size then you can look for styles with extra padding for a sexier look. Also details around the bust area will help bulk the area out so look out for ruffles and gatherings. If you’re looking for extra support halter neck styles are great you can also look for styles that have moulded cups to give added support with out padding.
- Hips – If you’re looking to emphasise your hips then a low rise bikini bottom will do the trick. Again details such as ties, rings or embellishments will also draw attention to the hip area. If you’d prefer to make you hips more slender then avoid any details and embellishment on your bottoms. Look out for tops that have details to draw the eye upwards away from your hips or bold colours that are paired with a solid darker colour for the bottoms.
- Legs – High waist bikini bottoms can help lengthen legs also look for bottoms with thinner sides.
- Waist – If you don’t have much curves then try and create some with different details such as bows, ruffles or a belt. A high waist with side ties will also lengthen the leg and give the illusion of a waist. If you’re concerned about your tummy but want to try a bikini rather than a one piece then you can try a tankini. Try and get one that show off the hip line for best results.
So there you have it a few basic points for you to take on your bikini shopping trip.
I’d love to hear you thoughts, do you have bikini shopping headaches? Do you feel pressured in to getting the perfect bikini body?
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