Summer is officially here, the weather is heating up and that can only mean one thing, it’s time to break out those swimsuits and hit the beach–right? Although summer does bring late nights, nice weather, BBQ’s, etc… it can also be a very stressful time for those ladies who are searching for the perfect bathing suit. Let’s be honest it can be a very daunting task and sometimes even terrifying trying on swimsuits only to find that they do not fit your body properly. Swimsuits are supposed to make you feel and look good. Well your search for the holy grail bathing suit ends here, keep reading for the ultimate swimsuit guide.

Large Bust

If you have a large bust, look for a bathing suit with plenty of support, wide or adjustable straps, underwire, seamed cups, and sturdy lining will all help lift your chest. Design details, like high armpits and necklines or halters with wide bands under the breast also offer extra support.

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Straight Figure

To add curves to a boyish figure try a suit with three-dimensional details. Ruffles, padding and bold prints can all create the illusion of a more curvaceous figure.

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Tummy

If you’re shy about showing off your midsection, choose a suit that’s designed to skim over the middle. Built in control panels and textured fabric suck in the stomach and flatten your tummy. Try a style that provides a little more coverage, like a high waistband that’s folded over.

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Full Hips and Thighs

Eye-catching details like a pop of color, a deep neckline or hardware above the waist help lure attention away from your hips and thighs and towards your upper half. A skirt or a high arched leg line that sits an inch below the hipbone looks best on the bottom half.

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Are you beach ready? What swimsuit type are you? Let us know in the comments.

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