Bikinis and swimwear are the perfect way to get ready for the summer season, after all what screams summer better than a good bikini!
To make sure you’re feeling confident and looking great on the beach this summer make sure that you arm yourself with a suit that perfectly matches your body.
We’ve hunted down the best suits by body shape to ensure that no matter what your body concern, there is a suit out there for you – so you can feel confident and look great this summer!
Once you have armed yourself with the perfect swimsuit then make sure you have the right accessories! You’ll need a great beach bag to tuck away your towel when strolling down the beach, or a great caftan for covering your legs when out of the water. And don’t forget the ultimate accessory, gorgeous silky smooth legs. We love the Braun Silk-épil Xpressive which looks fantastic, and will make sure that you look fantastic too! It’ll keep your legs hair free for up to four weeks; it’s the essential beauty tool this summer!
A shade of dark
A sexy suit in a dark shade is not only a good staple for any swimwear wardrobe; it’s also a figure flattering choice when it comes to swimwear. If you’re pale and feel that black washes you out, go for a suit with black detailing, black piping on a block colour or a black on colour print are both great options.
Perfect for a pear shape: 2 Chillies AU$47.50 from Zodee
Perfect for an athetic body: Anna and Boy Swimwear $225.00 from MyCatwalk
Perfect for a curvy girl: Marilyn Halter Neck Swimsuit $155.00 from Ginger Lover
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Light and bright in shades of white
White swimwear has a fresh, clean feel for spring summer 08/09. Keep the look extra fresh by going for clean striking lines and minimal details. Think the curvy girls can’t wear it? Choose a suit with ruching to cover tummies and side curves.
Perfect for a bigger bust: Wahine Breakfast at Tiffanys suit $95.00 from Zodee
Perfect for the athletic body: Marbela Bikini (padded) US$154.00 from Swimsuit Boutique
Perfect for a tummy: Freya Tankini top $129.95 and bottoms $89.95 from Avokado
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Fun and funky patterns
Funky prints below and a plain basic on top leads the eye away from a large chest, whilst the reverse leads the eye up from the hips, thighs and bottom. Strategically placed prints can minimise or maximise a particular area, and are incredibly useful in both breaking up athletic bodies and minimising curvy bodies.
Perfect for a tummy: Skirted Tankini $75.95 from 2 Chillies
Perfect for a slim girl: Anna and Boy V Neck Swimsuit $263.00 from MyCatwalk.com.au
Perfect for an athletic body: Betsey Johnson Bikini US$149.00 from Swimsuit Boutique
Perfect for a pear shape: Wave Rider Bikini $59.90 from Billabong
7: Perfect for an athletic frame: Von Zipper Spots One Piece $99.90 from Billabong
It’s a natural moment
The natural tones of brown and beige play nicely along with florals and leafy prints. For spring/summer there will be more and more safari themed prints arriving. Those with smaller busts should reach for the industrial looking buckled and eyelet bust styled swimsuits, which will arrive in high summer. Whilst a beige or brown swimsuit might seem strange, these tones are incredibly flattering against both light and dark skin tones making them a perfect choice for pre season pastiness and high season tans.
Perfect for a small bust: Jets Tie Front Bandeu Bikini from Jets Stockists
Perfect for a bigger bust: Freya Balcony Bra Bikini Top $109.95 and Bottom $79.95 from Avokado
Perfect for a curvygirl: 2 Chillies One Piece $50.00 from Zodee
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A sense of romance abounds with vintage touches, soft florals ruffles and ruching. Some of the ultra soft styles would be suited for more slim line figures, whilst some gentle ruching and vintage flair can be a curvy girl’s best friend.
1: Perfect for an athletic body: Pandora Swimsuit US$325.00 from Swimsuit Boutique
Perfect for a curvy body: Contrast Lapel Swimsuit $175.00 from Ginger Lover
Perfect for a slim/petite body: Picturesque Swimsuit by Jets from Jets stockists
Perfect for a small bust: Ruffle Jewel Tierred Bikini Top and Pant $110.00 from Victoria’s Secret
Bikini Babe Accessories
Striped Beach Bag $25.00 fromJust Jeans
Tort Me Metal Inc $25.00 from Dotti
3: Underworld 2 Tone hat $35.00 from Dotti
4: Braun Silk-’epil Xpressive from Braun stockists
Flame Daredevil Tunic $239.00 from Platform
We’re giving away four fabulous pre summer beach packs to help make sure that come summer time, you’re definitley beach prepared! Each pack includes the amazing Braun Silk-’epil Xpressive and a gorgie Billabong bikini and towel. Click here to go in the draw!
1: Perfect for a slim girl: Micheal Kors Resort Wear
1: Perfect for a small bust: Chanel Resort Wear