Fashion & Beauty / 5 July, 2017 / My Baba

Find The Perfect Swimsuit For Your Body Shape This Summer

Whether you’re an apple, pear, hourglass or athletic body type, there is no shortage of swimwear available to you. You just have to look in the right places!

We should celebrate all body types, but sometimes it seems that certain shops only stock swimwear for a particular figure. Well, stress no more! My Baba have done their research into the best bikini buys for everyone this summer. We all have our insecurities, but dressing for your shape can really help minimise any worries you may have about “trouble” areas. At the end of the day, any fashion garment can look great as long as you wear it with confidence.

Shape 1: Apple 

Traditionally an apple figure would tend to have a larger top half. By this we mean a larger bust with broader shoulders and hips that are narrower than the bust. It is important to find swimwear that both supports your bust, whilst also adding a flattering waistline.

Flattering swimwear features:

  • ‘Wrap’ style garments
  • High waisted bottoms
  • Cinched in waistline

Our picks:

Monochrome Triangle Bikini, Prettylittlething


Elle Sport Contour Swimwear, Lipsy London


Malibu D-G Ring Control One Piece, Heidi Klein



Shape 2: Pear

In contrast to our previously mentioned apple figure, pear-figured women tend to have larger dimensions around the bottom whilst maintaining a smaller physique on top. Usually, the hip width will be wider than the bust. Frilly or pushup-styled tops are usually worn to create the illusion of a more “balanced” looking figure, by drawing more attention to the top half.

Flattering swimwear features:

  • Tops with detail, frills or an accentuated bust area
  • Brief style bottoms
  • A deep neckline

Our picks:

Lanai Underwired Gathered Plunge Control Suit in Nightshade, Fantasie


Bow Detail Bikini, Pimkie


Coco Swim, HUNZA G


Shape 3: Hourglass

With an hourglass figure, women typically have both a fuller bust and hips, with a small waist in between. With this shape, you should look more for garments that give you the support and comfort you need, all the while accentuating your natural-born curves.

Flattering swimwear features:

  • Asymmetric styles
  • Halter tops
  • Colour blocking

Our picks:

Back to Black Bikini Set (Crop Top and Briefs), Freya Swimwear

Black Gingham Wrap Front Bikini Top with Low Rise Bottoms, New Look


Dominica Halterneck Swimsuit, Melissa Odabash


Shape 4: Athletic

An athletic frame tends to have less of a curved waistline, which is why swimwear that cinches in at the waist is usually a popular choice. Cut outs create the illusion of a cinched in waist, whilst tie up bottoms accentuate your lower half.

Flattering swimwear features:

  • Cut outs
  • Tie side bottoms
  • Ruffles and frills

Our picks:

Aurie Neluwa Swimsuit, All Saints


Lacing Racer Black Bikini, Stella McCartney




Lucille Ruffled Seer Sucker Bandeau Bikini, HUNZA G





In The Spotlight

Heelys Rolls Into Spring With New Collection

Heelys, the original two-in-one wheely shoe launched in 2000, is preparing for the upcoming Easter holidays with its new spring collection. Ideal for encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle, the stylish designs will ensure kids (big and small) will roll through the holidays with ease.

The collection consists of 19 designs, including three brand new Heelys shapes: Reserve Ex, Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood. The Reserve Ex has a basketball shoe style, while the Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood tap into the current Y2K trend for an extra chunky sole.

Match your Heelys to your mood, with designs split across two main aesthetics – a darker colour scheme vs. a lighter, spring-inspired palette. Think camouflage print, graffiti text and paint drips contrasting with pastel colours, tie-dye, metallic laces, foil and rainbow print.

Available in the UK and Europe on the Heelys website and retailers, the collection is available in sizes C12-7 across single or two-wheeled styles. RRPs range from £49.99 to £69.99.


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