The ultimate guide to choosing a swimsuit based on your body shape
Enhance your body with the right swimsuit
Every year, with the arrival of spring, the search for the perfect bathing suit for the holidays begins. Finding a bikini that enhances your strengths and hides some small flaws can seem like a daunting task. In this guide, you'll find out how to choose the ideal model based on your morphology, to show off an impeccable look on the beach.
- Swimsuit for A-shaped or " pear " shape
- Swimsuit for V-shaped or " inverted pyramid " physique
- Swimsuit for H-shaped or " rectangle " physique
- Swimsuit for O-shaped or " round " physique
- Swimsuit for X-shaped body shape or " hourglass "
- Swimsuit for figure 8 figure
Swimsuit for A-shaped or "pear" physique
If you have an A-shaped body, also called a pear-shaped body , with narrow shoulders, a small chest, a cinched waist and wide hips, the goal is to visually balance your body, focusing on the upper body and reducing attention to the lower body . You choose:
- Top: push-up for small breasts or balconette with underwire and straps for larger breasts.
- Bottom: medium-height briefs on the hips, without side laces .
- One-piece swimsuit: with bustier-type cups , with or without decorations, in the color of your choice.
Swimsuit for V-shaped or "inverted pyramid" physique
If your physique is V-shaped, also known as an inverted pyramid body , with broad shoulders and narrow hips, focus on a feminine swimsuit that harmonizes your shapes and posture. You choose:
- Top: triangle to accentuate the neckline, with thin laces to tie around the neck.
- Bottom: briefs with side bows and patterns that optically widen the bottom.
- One-piece swimsuit: asymmetrical, one-shoulder or with deep neckline and laces to tie around the neck.
Swimsuit for H-shaped or "rectangle" physique
If your physique is in an H shape, also called a rectangle body , with shoulders and hips of the same width and a narrow waist, the goal is to create curves and accentuate the waist. You choose:
- Top: padded triangle with patterns or decorations.
- Bottom: briefs with bows to be tied plain or patterned
- One-piece swimsuit: very low-cut or trikini
Swimsuit for O-shaped or "round" physique
If you have an O-shaped body, also known as a round body , with soft curves and generous busts, the goal is to flatter your curves and support your busts. You choose:
- Top: balcony bra with underwire and wide straps for good support, possibly in dark colors or with vertical motifs.
- Bottom: high-waisted briefs, in dark colors or with vertical patterns.
- One-piece swimsuit: with shaped cups and low-cut
X-shaped or "hourglass" body shaper swimsuit
If your physique is X-shaped, also called an hourglass body , with shoulders and hips of equal width and a well-defined waistline, the goal is to emphasize your natural curves. You choose:
- Top: triangle , balconette or band , depending on preferences and breast size.
- Bottom: briefs with side laces , low or medium waist and especially Brazilian
- One-piece swimsuit: with V-neckline or asymmetrical, which highlights the waist and curves.
Swimsuit for figure 8 figure
If your physique is figure-8 with rounded shoulders, generous breasts, a well-defined waist, and rounded hips, your goal is to flatter your feminine curves. You choose:
- Top: balconette with underwire or triangle
- Bottom: low or high waisted briefs without side ties.
- One-piece swimsuit: with V-neckline and details that highlight the waist.