If getting into your swimwear doesn’t fill you with joy, try these fashion insider tips and tricks. They will help you look slimmer and feel more confident on the beach.
How slim big hips
Don’t think that covering up in the biggest pants will make you look slimmer, it will only draw attention to your hips and thighs.
Stick to high cut styles and they’ll give the illusion of longer, leaner legs
Detract attention away from your hips with a brighter colour or pattern on top.
Halter styles are made for you.
Look out for bra style tops that will give you more support.
Go for styles that are sold in cup sizes rather than dress sizes.
Don’t be swayed by high waisted bottoms, they are not very flattering. If you go for a two piece, try a tankini instead.
Steer clear of shiny materials, it’ll show off every lump and bump.
Ruching is perfect for you, the pleats will give you a sleeker silhouette
Try underwire and slight padding, steer clear of bandeaus as they will flatten your chest.
Ruffles, beading and pleating will all help to make your bust look bigger.
Fashion editor’s top tips
If you’re looking for an all-round figure fixer, wrap styles will instantly slim your waist and make you look leaner.
You don’t always have to wear black to look slimmer, try navy plum or khaki, they do the trick too!
Swimwear is usually sized smaller than clothes are they are meant to fit snugly, don’t worry if you have to go a size or two bigger than you would normally wear.
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