No problem. It's not that you don't have a waist, it's that you hips are slim.
- If you don't have many curves, create some by wearing one-piece suit with a high-on-the-thigh cut. A belted waistline on a one-piece suit will give the appearance of a whittled middle. So will a draped, surplice detail that pinches in at the waist, or a curvy seam line that runs down each side of the torso.
- Bikinis are good for you. Add some illusion at the hips with rings, ruffles and bows. If you're small on top, go for a strapless bandeau. Go for a dark, solid bottom and a wildly printed or embellished top.
- Avoid solid-colored or horizontal striped one-pieces.
You're strong, confident and statuesque…a goddess.
Balance is the key word here. You will want to play up the bottom of your torso and minimize the top.
- Wear bikini bottoms that have lots of color and print and also sport accents at the hips such as ties, belts and sashes. The new, moderate cut bottom was made for you. Also, wide shoulder straps and square necklines can make you look fabulous.
- Avoid the "V" silhouette by staying away from those plunging neck lines or teeny, tiny bikini bottoms.
Plus size figure
Show a little skin in just the right places and you will look seductively svelte and super sexy!
- Look for one-piece swimsuits with lace or mesh inserts. A strategically placed cut-out, or a deep V neckline, can really change your visual image.
- Lengthen your thigh with an adjustable ruching detail at the hip. A sheer sarong can give you a little confidence and still look totally glamorous.
- Dark, cool colors are always good. So are swirling, or V patterns. Try a swimsuit with dark, solid panels down each side of the torso and a floral printed middle.
- Avoid too much fabric. Modesty is certainly OK, but too much coverage is not necessarily a better option. Also, stay away from white, as well as bright, neon fabrics and those nappy textiles.
Too Much Tummy
If you are self conscious about your tummy try one of those fabulous, tummy, control panel, swimsuits: they really work wonders.
- If you're going for a two-piece swimsuit, then checkout the, "meet-and-greet," tankinis that are on the fashion scene today. They cover just enough, but you still have the freedom and hip factor of a bikini.
- A one-piece with some draping around the waist or hips can also help to conceal.
- Avoid itsy bitsy bikinis and blah, solid colored, one-pieces.
Big on Bottom
The newest, mini-skirted bikinis are too cute and made just for you! Don't go for a super frilly one, though. Instead, pick a smooth, skimming skirt that is short and sweet, but covers what it needs to. A ruffled or highly decorated top is OK though. The details will draw attention to your top half.
- You could also go for a moderate, bottom bikini that has a 3 inch side...very chic! Make that a solid bottom and print top for a super effect.
- Try a maillot one piece. Something with wide straps, or a strong horizontal neckline, will balance out your silhouette. Remember, playing up your top side will de-emphasize your bottom side.
- Avoid boy shorts, too skimpy bottoms, or lots of ruffles and details at the hips.