The Swimsuit Edit – The Best Swimwear For The Rectangular Shaped Body
It’s officially pool season, but are you pool-ready? With the dizzying variety of swimsuits out there, you’re bound to get confused. Fret no more ladies! TSS brings you a guide to picking out the best swimsuit for your body and where to buy it from.
The Rectangular Body Has It Made!
Girls who have a rectangular body, can wear just about any kind of swimwear. While you have proportionate shoulders and hips there’s little or no waist definition. The challenge is to create the illusion of a curvaceous figure. Here’s how to do that.
Its All About the Waist
Look for swimsuits with side cut outs or a belted one piece. These will help create a curve on your waist. Here’s a no fail tip. Wear a swimsuit with a darker middle to make your waist appear smaller. Image:Cut-out swimsuit, INR 2740;TheLabelLife.com
Tall Gathered Waist Swimsuit, INR 1664; ASOS
Monochrome Swimsuit, INR 2750; The Beach Company
Florals prints, crochet detailing, bows, embellishments or even lingerie inspired swimsuits – bring in some girly detailing to your outfit to visually balance out an athletic frame. Image: Lace Halterneck Swimsuit, INR 2490, Zara
Halter Push-Up Ruffle Swimsuit, INR 3400; The Beach Company
Halter Neck Swimsuit, INR 1999; H&M
Add Drama to the Top
Go in for a plunging neckline, a draped surplice, or tops with ruching and padding to add volume to your chest. Stay away from the straight tube top that only make you look flatter and smaller. Image: Sunshine Frill Bikini, INR 2840;TheLabelLife.com
Plunging Scoop Back One Piece, INR 1319; Forever 21
Scarlet Plunging Neck Swimsuit, INR 3890; The Label Life
Hips Don’t Lie
The aim is to create the illusion of curves. Draw attention your hips by wearing bikini bottoms with side strings or with loud prints. Image: Patterned Bikini, INR 2890; H&M
Black Triangle Aztec Embroidery Bikini, INR 2650; The Beach Company