Which swimsuit or bikini style will suit my body shape?

Knowing the right style swimwear to suit your body shape can be a bit of a tall order sometimes. There are so many styles out there with different cuts, shapes and colours – but which one should you actually buy? Just remember – if you are bigger on your top half you will need support and if you are smaller on your top half look for pieces with eye-catching detail above the waist. A few other handy tips you should keep in mind are if you are curvier look for suits with control panels in the hips, stomach and buttocks, halternecks are great for broad shoulders and swimsuits with cut-outs can give a straight figure instant curves! Here are a few examples of different swimsuit styles suitable for different body shapes to get you going ladies!

Apple body shape
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Torquay Control Band Swimsuit Black/White, £50 from www.johnlewis.com

Rectangle body shape
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Cut-Out Binded Suit, £24 from www.asos.com

Hourglass body shape
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Coconut Grove Underwired Bandless Halter Bikini Top, £30 and Coconut Grove Frill Brief, £18. Both from www.figleaves.com

Pear shape
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125 Years Halterneck Spot Print Swimsuit, £35 from www.marksandspencer.com

Inverted triangle body shape
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Cheeky Beach St Tropez Halter Bikini Top, £70 and Cheeky Beach St Tropez Belted Pant, £50. Both from www.houseoffraser.co.uk

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