We live in an age of overabundance where shopping for every item leaves us more confused than before. The same is the case with a swimsuit or bikini. Shopping for swimsuits is not only time consuming but also mentally taxing, as they come in so many shapes and styles.
Australia has witnessed a big jump in the sale of swimwear. And why not? Aussies love to surf! Did you know that there are over 10,000 beaches in Australia?
It can be challenging to decide what to look for when buying a branded Australian bikini. If you always feel frozen by indecision, here’s some good news: below are some of the best tips to purchase a bikini according to your body shape.
Bikini for an Hourglass Body Shape
If you are a woman with an hourglass body shape, you should select a bikini that accentuates your waist and legs. You should wear tops having straps that are mid-way across the shoulder. As for your bottoms, you should choose simple and string types.
You can also wear ruffled bikini sets to highlight your curves. But, ensure that the top and bottom colours of your bikini match. If you want to enhance your waist, you can choose a one-piece swimsuit with a wrap waist.
Bikini for a Top Hourglass Shape
If you have this body shape (a larger bust compared to the hips), you should choose a bikini that accentuates your waist and balances out the top and bottom parts of your body. You can go with halter tops in simple and solid colours and combine them with bottoms that are either patterned or embellished. If you want to make your body look proportionate, choose darker tops and lighter bottoms. You will also look great in a retro-style one-piece bikini.
Bikini for a Pear Body Shape
Pear body shape is also called a bottom hourglass. Women with this type of body will have a defined waist, but their bust will be considerably smaller than their hips. So, if this is your body shape, a crucial factor for you to keep in mind is to pick a bikini that gives volume to your upper body. In contrast, your bottom should be as simple as possible.
Some great options for you would be bikini tops that are embellished, ruffled, or patterned. Besides, tops with wide-set straps work to enhance the look of your upper body. And if you want some added volume, you can also try push-ups.
Bikini for a Straight Body Shape
If you have this body shape, you’ll have a proportional body but won’t have an accentuated waist. So, you need to pick a bikini that adds volume to both your upper and lower body.
Look for light-coloured ruffled tops having details like ties or bows. For adding volume to your lower body, you can go in for ruffed and skirted bottoms.
Another option for you when looking for popular Australian is one-piece swimsuits having a criss-cross front. It will give the illusion of a thinner waist.
Lastly, apart from wearing a great swimsuit, ensure that you don’t forget to apply a generous amount of SPF on your body; you certainly do not want to end up with burns all over the exposed area.