Cruise Swimsuit Fashion 101: The Best Suits for Your Body Type

Ship From statement-making bikinis and mix-and-match separates to cute cover-ups and retro tankinis, a Cruise vacation calls for a flawless swim wardrobe. Make a splash on the deck with the following styles according to body type.


If you have muscular legs, broad shoulders and narrow hips, you have an athletic build. Women with athletic builds often have difficulty finding swimsuits that help them create the illusion of curves. Give your figure a little va-va-voom with a bikini with molded cups to boost a small bust. Higher-cut bottoms, string ties in the back and molded cups can all help to create the illusion of curves. Ruching on the cups can also enhance the bust in a subtle, stylish way.


Curvy ladies have a tiny waist in proportion to the larger hips and bust. Show off those curves in swimwear that will flatter your best attributes and hide your worst. All-over patterns are ideal for curvy ladies who do not want to draw attention to one area of the body. Ensure that your swimsuit has sufficient support, including soft cup bras and wider straps. Vertical stripes give the appearance of a leaner, longer torso and high-rise bottoms help to smooth out the curves underneath.


The name says it all. This build is curvy in all the right places: booty and bust. Women with hourglass figures are blessed with the ability to wear nearly any swimsuit style. Look stylish and age-appropriate by sporting figure-flatting one-piece sexy swimwear. Underwire support and molded cups help to keep your bust in check, while retro designs promote an of-the-moment look. If you’re not afraid to show a little skin, look sexy and sassy in a one-piece suit with tie side, pucker back bottom, halter, cut out front or o-ring details.


If you’re like many women, you have a pear-shaped figure with your lower half slightly larger than your upper half. There is several ways to camouflage your trouble spots with the right swimsuit. Avoid over-the-top prints and patterns that scream “look at me!” Instead, opt for a solid suit or a subtle pattern, such as a tropical floral or geometric print. Conceal thighs and hips with full-coverage briefs, boy shorts or hipsters. Halter straps or molded cups help to draw the eyes up.


Whether you want to show off your assets or tone them down, the right swimsuit can instantly flatter big-chested women. If you are a woman with a large bust, the right swimsuit comes down to aesthetics and practicality. Look for a top that offers a lift, coverage and extra support. One-piece swimsuits are acceptable for all body types. If you prefer the look of a cute bikini, opt for a folded bottom which minimizes love handles. Busty ladies can also look their best in a fitted tankini that offers plenty of tummy coverage and flatters the bust and waistline.

So as you can see there are swimsuit fashion styles for everyone.

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