Summer started almost two weeks ago. It’s only gonna get hotter, and hotter. So, make sure you stop by your fave boutique and pick out “THE PERFECT SWIMSUIT”.
Here are my fashion picks for swimwear, by celeb body-type::
Rihanna has stated that she is about 5’8″. If you’re tall, with long legs like Rihanna’s, then show off those long, lean legs this summer! These barely-there bottoms are perfect — spanned with links of diamante chain to add more jazz to your look. (I think the skulls and studded jewelry are very “Rihanna”).
J. Hud is a perfect example of today’s ‘curvy brown sista’. She always plays up her curves in sexy, memorable, yet sophisticated looks. A tankini and boyshorts with drawstrings on the side, like this set, is a great match, because the rouching at the belly creates for a subtle camouflage, and the bottoms are adjustable, so you can take them from swim bottoms to boyshorts. Add black and gold accessories to top off this suit.
Meagan Good is my choice for the petite category. She may look small and cute, but she’s still a lady. So, instead of going for bright colors, go for a more ‘glamorous’ look. A classic bikini style in a warm metallic shade, like this Diane von Furstenberg creation, should be accessorized with gold pieces.
Pear-shaped is basically when you’re small up top, and larger on the bottom. A more revealing monokini like this one creates an illusion that elongates your upper torso. Show off those famous curves! This style works for the ‘Alicia Keys’ type, because the connecting piece provides a direct contrast to curves, dramatically accentuating them.
With an athletic body like Ciara’s, meaning you’re slim and muscular with a small chest, a twisted halter will give you a more ample bust. This Melissa Odabash style is a perfect fit for more support, shaping shoulders, and giving sexy bottom curves.
For my brown sistas with larger chests, I chose Mariah as an inspiration. This summer, choose a bikini top with thicker straps, which will give you more support. As for the bottoms, get one like this MB Beach Couture set. Its Bohemian style, with metallic shimmers, and tie-sides leads the attention away from your small hips.
**Answer to a lot of comments for an hour-glass figure::
I’m an hour-glass shape, myself, so I’d put myself in the ‘Curvy’ category. Even if you’re on the slim side, curvy doesn’t only mean heavy. So the J. Hud suit would be a perfect choice, because it has thick straps to support your top, and draw-string sides to conceal some of that bottom thickness that they might kick you off the beach for showing too much of! [LOL]
…but, if you are on the thinner side of the ‘hour-glass’ shape, then pair the J. Hud bottoms with the Mariah top.
***Also:: I made a post for ‘[Swimsuits] Websites for Hard to Find Sizes + Fitting Tips’ on Fashionista101. You all should def check it out because there’s sites for:
-large cup sizes, plus sizes, long torso, different size top and bottom, and maternity
*Stay tuned for more ‘Fashionista101’ summer fashion picks*