I'm happy to welcome as our next guest blogger! Susan is a blogger and manages the social media for InStyleSwimwear.com, an online luxury designer swimwear boutique. To read up on the hottest trends and styles in the resort industry or to get additional fit and style tips, check out their swimwear blog, Beauty and the Beach.
This post is for all the ladies out there (sorry guys, we'll get you next time!) If you're planning a romantic cruise getaway to escape the winter blues, you'll need plenty of swimwear. But ordinary swimsuits simply won't do--you want to choose styles that are chic and sophisticated, and above all, flatter your specific body type. Feeling a bit clueless? Allow me to help you out.
There's nothing worse than a swimsuit top that doesn't fit or cover you properly. Not only does it not look right, but it often leads to an embarrassing bikini blooper. For women with bigger busts and inverted triangle shapes, you want to choose swimsuits that support you well up top. Bra tops or any styles with underwire offer the best support. But if you don't like underwire, opt for a halter top with a thicker fixed underband.
On the other hand, women who are smaller up top and/or have triangle shapes need swimsuit styles that accentuate them up top. Front twist or sweetheart style bandeau tops, especially those with molded cups, create a curvier bustline, which is flattering for women with smaller busts. Similarly, skimpy cut triangle tops also serve as flattering options in comparison to halters.
For women who have athletic, non-curvy builds, you want to look for swimsuits that create the illusion of an hourglass shape. Try fashion-forward monokinis (one-pieces with side cutouts) or twist bandeau tops paired with printed hipster bottoms. Also any style with a ruched Brazilian-cut back helps create a curvier behind.
Finally, if you have curves for days, get ready to flaunt them like there's no tomorrow! If you're into two-pieces, dark solid-colored high-waisted swimsuits are both slimming and flattering. But if you prefer one-pieces, opt for styles with sexy plunging necklines that still allow you to show off your best assets.
Although no two women are shaped exactly the same, use these style suggestions as general guidelines when picking out your swimsuits. Above all, choose styles that make you feel chic and sexy, and get ready for a romance-filled cruise vacation. Happy travels!