For flattering hips and curves:
Go for a simple shape and colour. Darker, solid colours are always work best in high cut briefs as they create the illusion of longer and leaner legs.
Brand to try: Monday Swimwear
For those with a smaller bust:
Opt for underwire, padding and textured fabrics. Try a bikini top with underwire to give your burst more shape. Also wearing something with added padding or a textured fabric and any extra detailing such as ruffles, embellishments and prints can also help to enhance the look of your breast.
Brand to try: Zimmerman
For added support:
Bra style cups both in a bikini or one pieces are best with thicker straps to add extra support and comfort.
For straight up and down body types:
Look for a high waisted swimsuit with some waist detailing like a belt or cut-outs which will cinch in your waist giving some extra shape.
For a smooth tummy:
A classic swimsuit to wear when trying to flatter your stomach is a panelled one piece or one with some ruching. This will draw the attention away from your tummy while also adding extra support.
Brand to try: Jets Swimwear
For a flattering bum:
Instead of covering your bum and hips (which can actually make them look bigger) go for a high cut brief to slim down your behind.
Brand to try: Bamba Swim
Jess' extra tips to make you feel fabulous in your bikini!
- Exfoliating will make your skin look glowy and soft in minutes
- Fake Tan can go a long way with boosting confidence when stepping out in a swim suit especially for the first time
- Posture is everything, so stand up straight!
- Try an SPF that has a shimmer/glow as this will give your skin some extra love!