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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Swimsuits for your Body

An Ang Moh asked me what is the ONE festival Singaporeans look towards. I said Great Singapore Sale! He said, seriously???

Here's ONE item you can indulge in all year round because it's sunny in Singapore 24/7. A worthwhile investment= Bikinis. Although they are on sale, do be prudent with your spending. A bad fit is a useless purchase.

Large Chest

If you're fortunately well endowed, go for one that gives support. Somecups have an underwire as well as removable padding, making the suit fit more like a bra than a swimsuit. Also, thick halters instead of a thin string  gives more support, and is more comfortable than having a thin string cutting into your neck and shoulders.
Also go for a thick band below the cups. . .this helps keep the suit in place, giving you support and keeping the girls locked and loaded. If you want a triangle style suit, look for styles like this one that have that band under the chest, this will also help prevent "under boobage" from peaking out the bottom! I didn't get this bikini because I leak, but you get the gist!
Small Chest

Adding a pattern to the chest helps emphasize it as well. Especially horizontall stripes!
Another perk of a small chest is the ability to wear a bandeau top! Because people with a small chest don't need extra support, a bandeau top works perfectly without falling down!
Stylists say to make a small chest appear larger is ruffles. I'm not so sure though. I don't like ruffles on my chest.

Wide Hips/Big Booty

The pear shape figure. Get attention grabbing tops. Pair a solid bottom with a detailed top. This brings the attention away from your hips and up towards your face.
Get tie bottoms. Suits without tie bottoms tend to be a problem for pear shaped women as they usually cut into your sides. When selecting tie bottoms make sure that they offer full front and back coverage. Nothing makes your hips look wider than a small front portion and a foot of tie wrapping around your sides (read: NO brazilian cut).

The absolute BEST way to hide a tummy is to wear a one piece or a tankini. Have detailing around the bust and hips to draw the eye away from the stomach.
That's a tankini that i folded up.
This is my first swimwear purchase from Victoria Secrets. Although it turns out to be a spot-on buy, i doubt i will buy swimwear from VS again.
1) you can't try
2) it looks gorgeous on those models, but your body type might not be the same
3) most of them are for well endowed Americans, they don't sympathesize with Asians' small chest = no padding

If you really are set on wearing a bikini instead of a one-peice, look for bottoms that are a little higher cut. So you won't have that overspill tummy fat effect.

Petite or Strait Figure

If you are petite, look for swimsuits that don't cover you up or overwhelm your small size. Go for smaller patterns as opposed to large patterns.
Brazilian bikinis are itsy bitsy. Look how long it made my torso.

Ruffles on the top and around the hips help to add curves and give you a more hourglass figure. Look for detailing like this that will help add some shape to your strait figure.
Even with the secrets to wearing the type that flatters your body best, don't forget to exercise!
That is a sure win method.

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