Swimsuits that Flatter Different Petite Body Shape

They say variety is the spice of life but at times, variety can also present us with frustrating experiences. As an example, many women who are looking for petite swimwear have a difficulty finding something which meets their specific frame. Although you may find it to be frustrating, understanding your frame and what can be done to match it with the perfect swimsuit can go a long way in helping you to find just what you need.


 

Petite Apple - When you have an apple figure, which is a general round shape, it is best if you look for a bikini that will generate slimming lines. One piece swimsuits tend to be the favorite among petite women with an apple shape. It is also possible to use a two piece swimsuit, provided it helps to create the appearance of a waistline. Opt for ruched bottoms and tops or a vintage one piece for that purpose.


Petite Hourglass - For women with an hourglass shape, a two-piece bikini with a classic look is going to be just what the doctor ordered. Practically any bikini is going to look fantastic with this body shape and you can even mix it up to create new and unique looks. You may benefit from choosing a high cut for the bottoms so that it lengthens the look of the legs.


Petite Athletic - An athletic look can be quite flattering if you choose the right beachwear. It is best if you choose something that is specific to petite women, however, rather than trying to find a swimsuit at a typical retail location. Like the hourglass shape, athletic women will also look fantastic in a bikini. If you would like to add to your figure, you can opt for some ruffled trim rather than going for a common triangle top.


Petite Pear - There are some options available for petite women who tend to be a bit larger on the bottom. The best choice that can be made is to choose bottoms that have a high cut so that it lengthens the look of the legs. String bikinis may also be an option, depending upon your comfort level. Focus on your upper body and try to attract the attention to that area with a plunging neckline.

 
Sources:

"How To Find The Right Swimsuit For A Petite Figure", Bella Petite, http://bellapetite.com/swimsuits-for-petite-women.html

"3 Swim Suit Styles For Smaller Busts", LuLa Lu Blog, http://blog.lulalu.com/2014/05/01/3-key-swim-suit-styles-smaller-busts/

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