Plus size women have more choices online or offline nowadays when shopping for plus size swimwear. But it is still a difficult task in finding a flatter swimsuit which would make its wearer proud of wearing it.
There are two main factors a plus size woman should know before heading out to a swim shop (online or offline) and they are:
1/ Know your shape:
- Pear shape: if you have average bust size and shoulder but heavy hips. You should bring focus more to the top. A plus size swim wear in one piece with busy prints or detailing on the bust would draw the eye upward and solid coloured bottom would make your lower body look trimmer. Plus size swimwear which is ruched along both sides of the body, is also good for camouflage your large tummy.
Two-piece swimwear such as tankini top with busy print and plain coloured bottom would also flatter your body.
- Heart shape: if you have broad shoulder, big bust and small hips. It’s all about playing up your assets; you have great cleavage and therefore should flaunt that asset. Plus size swimwear (in one piece) with a large neckline can be very flattering. Two-piece swimwear with halter necks (which have thick straps for support) would accentuate your best assets and a full size bottom for coverage.
- Hour glass shape: This is an ideal body. Your waist is smaller than your bust and your hips. Two piece plus size swimwear such as tankinis or skirtinis can be extremely flattering whilst giving the coverage that is desired. A ruched top is a great choice (because it can be ruched tighter to reveal a bit of tummy or let out to cover everything up) and a bottom with full coverage will keep everything in check.
2/ Know your body measurements:
This is the most important factor for choosing a good fit swimwear because designers or manufacturers all have their own sizes. It is why when you shop online, you would see the product sizing chart (you may have to click on the “Size Chart” button in order to see the sizing measurements). Also, do not rely on your normally clothes size because it is different to swimsuit size. You should spend time to read the size chart and compare it to your own body measurement.
If you apply the above knowledge in buying a swimwear for the new season, you will find it is easy to choose a flattering and good fit swimsuit in your plus size swimwear range.