SUITS YOU

SWIMWEAR FOR ALL BODY TYPES SHOP FOR YOUR SHAPE WITH TH­ESE NEW-SEA­SON STYLES AND HIT THE BEACH LOOK­ING YOUR BEST.

Sunday Territorian - - SUNDAY LIFESTYLE - BY MARK BROOK

Broad shoul­ders, large breasts, curvy hips and a de­fined slim waist­line

Try: Stylist Jo Blank­field sug­gests a swim­suit that shows off your fem­i­nine curves with­out over­whelm­ing the body. “A clas­sic bikini will look great on a bal­anced hour­glass,” she says. “Side ties and move­able cups are a great bonus to al­low for ad­just­ments.” If you pre­fer a one-piece, try a plung­ing neck­line to en­hance your bust.

Avoid: Swim­suits that have too much de­tail on the top or bot­tom. This will cre­ate an un­bal­anced shape.

A smaller bust and nar­row shoul­ders with larger hips, thighs and bot­tom

Try: Swimwear that bal­ances out shoul­ders and hips will suit your shape, Blank­field says. “Look for pieces that will add vol­ume to the bust or have de­tail on top to bring the eye up to your chest.” A bikini with a padded or ruf­fled top will max­imise your bust while dis­tract­ing from your hips. “Mix­ing and match­ing sep­a­rates and keep­ing your bikini bot­tom dark will also draw the eyes up.”

Avoid: Boy shorts. This style ac­cen­tu­ates rather than cov­ers up the hips.

Big breasts, rounded stom­ach and slim­mer hips

Try: “One-piece swim­suits are gen­er­ally more flat­ter­ing for a fuller tummy,” Blank­field says. Go for bold prints and rouch­ing to dis­tract from a fuller waist­line and try styles with a cen­tral panel to bring the eye in and cre­ate length. “Bathers with un­der­wired or de­fined cups will lift your bust and cre­ate some def­i­ni­tion to the waist,” she says.

Avoid: Sin­gle-colour plain swim­suits with no de­tail as they cre­ate an in­bal­ance.

Cozi by Jen­nifer Hawkins Skimpy Tri­an­gle Dou­ble Strap bikini top, and Hip­ster Tie Side bikini bot­toms (size 8-16), $59.95 each,

myer.com.au

Sun­seeker Surf­seeker un­der­wired sin­glet (size 10-20), $129.95, and Gath­ered

Side bikini bot­toms (size 8-16), $69.95, sun­seek­er­swim.

com.au

Play­boy for Bras N Things Mi­norca Denim Booster with Cookie and Tie Side bikini (size 8-14), $79.99,

bras­nthings.com

Seafolly Mod Club one-piece (size 8-14), $179.95, seafolly. com.au

Cot­ton On Swim Body Booster one-piece (size 6-14),

$39.95, cot­tonon.com

Funkita Growl Baby one-piece (size 8-16),

$89.95, funkita.com

Best & Less Zip Front bikini (size 8-24), $20, be­stand­less.com.au

Mir­a­cle­suit

Sani­bel one-piece (size 10-18),

$259.95, 1300 130 715

Sun­seeker Oceano one-piece (size 8-16), $169.95, sun­seek­er­swim.

com.au

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