Whether you are heading for the turquoise skies and golden sandy beaches of Mykonos, or exploring tropical paradises on a Caribbean cruise, the perfect swimwear is an essential holiday companion. From the latest trends, to the styles that will accentuate and flatter your shape, here’s everything you need to soak up the sun in style.
A supportive bikini top can work wonders, not just flattering the bust but also creating a waist and curves. The good news for trend-conscious beach goers is that today it’s no longer a choice between something akin to scaffolding and a triangle of material. There really are no out-of-bounds styles if you are looking for D-plus support as well as the latest looks. From halter necks, to style of the moment crop tops – the choice is yours to make.Shop DD+ Swim
Cup size, body shape, height - every beach body is a gloriously unique combination. For some, part of this uniquness means a body that is longer than the ‘standard’ swimsuit length. It may be that you are tall or it may be that you just have a body that is lusciously long. That’s why Figleaves offers a longline version in many of our swimsuits. You can check them out here...Shop Long Length
Fit to Flatter
We know all bodies look great on the beach, but not everyone feels super self-assured stripping down to a swimsuit. So we’ve put together an easy guide to flatter your shape. Beach confidence this way...
flatter your hips
ONE PIECE PLUNGE
Don't be fooled into thinking you need to cover them up. While it might be tempting to opt for low-cut swimsuits and boy shorts for extra coverage, what you actually want to do is the opposite. High-cut briefs are superb at balancing out your proportions, with the added bonus of lengthening your legs. Another simple trick is to divert the attention upwards by choosing a one-piece with a plunge front or colour/print at the top.
slim your tummy
If you’re feeling self-conscious about your midriff, you needn’t, there are plenty of styles to help minimise it. Details like darting at the centre of a swimsuit create a slimming effect, while ruched material and ruffles also subtly flatter.
Another thing you can always count on are our tummy control swimsuits that are designed with a secret weapon - powernet lining – an ingenious fabric that expertly smooths and streamlines your mid-section.
support your bust
Having a bigger bust is something many women dream of, but we know for some it can be a real struggle when it comes to swimwear. What you need is exceptional support and lift. Think underwiring and moulded cups that will help keep your breasts in place and avoid any unwanted bulges. Bikini tops that run a little longer at the bottom are also great for extra grip. At Figleaves you have the added benefit of being able to choose swimsuits by cup size – we go up to a K – which is perfect for personalising the support you receive.
HOW TO ACHIEVE:
a smooth silhouette
Faking a smooth silhouette poolside is a lot easier than you might think. Clever colour placement like contrasting block panels create the illusion of a more streamlined silhouette, while prints that are centered draw the eye inwards creating a slimming effect. Look out for designs that feature gathers and ruching too, which also do wonders for camouflaging targeted areas.
Shop By Shape
Whether you’re a beautiful pear or an enviable hourglass, there are styles and prints that will especially accentuate your figure. Meet you new holiday favourites here...view shape guide
From bandeau to halter neck – wondering which style may be best for making you look beach body fabulous? We provide the answers…view style guide
If you are more of an in the pool than by the pool sort of girl, you’ll need a swimsuit you can go to great lengths with.
That means high performance fabrics that are chlorine resistant, support that’s not movement restricting and, of course, great style.shop sports swim
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