Last Updated on 1st April 2015
Beachwear suited to your body shape is just as much a pressing matter as Kate Middleton’s next (diplomatically chosen) fashionable ensemble. Getting it right when it comes to body-baring season is essential as undoubtedly you want to look your best in the summer sun. Therefore, it’s important to know what we sartorially click with – but this may not always agree with our body types.
If your shape suspiciously resembles the said fruit (read: larger bust, broad shoulders, narrower hips with a less defines waist), following our beachwear guideline below with our top picks for your shape will have you boat party-bikini ready quicker than your passion fruit caipirinha arrives!
The key to dressing an apple shape is creating balance by drawing attention away from the heavier, top half of your body. Opting for under wired bikini tops ensures fantastic support and lift for the bust area. Avoid halter-neck bikini tops as they risk making shoulders appear wider than they are, instead opting for thicker straps.
Wrap-dresses provide a refreshing take on cover-ups and are easily adjustable for a looser, or a more defined look. Opt for brightly-hued or boldly printed, highwaisted bikini bottoms for maximum attention on your lower half and also seek out swimsuit options with stomach flattering, built-in shape control.
Missoni Vermont Shorts,
£335 £235, available at mytheresa.com
DVF Najah crochet wrap mini sundress,
£182, £109, available at my-wardrobe.com
Heidi Klein Nassau black bow bikini,
£192, £96, available at my-wardrobe.com
DVF Zane highwaisted bikini bottoms pants,
£103 £51, available at my-wardrobe.com
Norma Kamali polka dot bandeau bikini with high waisted bottoms, £290, available at Browns.