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These Swimwear Pieces For Your Summer Vacay Will Flatter Any Body

No matter your body type, there is a swimsuit that will flatter your curves in all the right places.
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#1: Pear-shaped
Perhaps the most common body type out there, pear-shaped ladies are heavier at the bottom, and smaller on top. The key to this accentuating this body type requires a laser focus on proportions, ensure enough coverage for your hips and thighs, while enhancing your chest. Try going for something printed at the top with a solid bottom, or a plunging neckline, which all serves to draw attention to the top. Lisa Marie Fernandez nylon-blend swimsuit, www.modaoperandi.com
Polyamide-blend swimsuit, $79.90, Mango
Lisa Marie Fernandez polyamide-blend swimsuit, $555, www.mytheresa.com
#2: Smaller chest
With this body type, try emphasising your top half. You can do this with embellished tops with ruffles, patterns or prints to give the illusion of a fuller chest. If you want to, a style with padding or push-up can offer extra lift and create cleavage. Or, simply embrace the tiny bandeaus, why not? Melissa Odabash polyamide swimsuit, US$90 (S$120), www.theoutnet.com
Melissa Odabash polyamide-blend swimsuit, US$107 (S$143), www.theoutnet.com
Polyester swimsuit, $149, Topshop
#3: Larger chest
For the more well-endowed ladies, support up top is key. Unlike those with a smaller chest, it’s best to avoid styles with too much detailing and embellishments. Look for bra-style tops with underwire, moulded cups and adjustable straps to give you as much support as possible. Needless to say, the thicker the strap, the more support you can get. La Perla polyamide swimsuit, US$290 (S$387), www.theoutnet.com
Polyamide-blend swimsuit, $63.90, Dorothy Perkins
Max Mara polyamide-blend swimsuit, $458, www.mytheresa.com
#4: Athletic
Those with an athletic body type are often flatter with narrow hips. Naturally, the goal here is to give the illusion of more curves, and this means that you can go all out with bold prints, ruffles, embellishments and bright colours. Swimsuits with less coverage can help create the illusion of a shapelier figure, though one-piece swimsuits can work too, if they have strategically-placed cut-outs. Solid and Striped polyamide-blend swimsuit, US$149 (S$199), www.net-a-porter.com
Zimmermann polyamide-blend swimsuit, $435, www.mytheresa.com
Polyester-blend swimsuit, $59.90, Zara
#5: Curvy
At the opposite end of the spectrum, we have the more curvaceous body type which comprises a full bust, hips, thighs and butt. With this frame, you can emphasise your curves, but ample support and coverage is needed. Colour-blocking is a fun way to highlight the different parts of your body, as are high-waisted bottoms and halter tops. Polyamide-blend swimsuit, $45.90, Pull & Bear
Lisa Marie Fernandez nylon-blend swimsuit, US$425 (S$567), www.modaoperandi.com
Melissa Odabash polyamide swimsuit, US$98 (S$131), www.theoutnet.com
#6: Apple-shaped
Those with this body type carry most of their body weight around the middle. The top tip is to smooth out and slim down your middle, which can be achieved with a number of one-piece and two-piece suits, like high-waisted or tankini styles. These styles can also work for any other body type who just want to conceal their tummy or love handles. Leslie Amon polyamide swimsuit, $570, www.farfetch.com
Polyester-blend swimsuit, $45.90, Bershka
Polyamide-blend tankini top, $34.95, H&M
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