Beachwear That Suits You

What Type of Beachwear Suits You? Answer These Questions to Find Out


The summer sun is already out to greet South Africans and women across the country are looking for trendy swimwear for poolside lounging and beach activities. Figuring out what type of beachwear to wear is not all about how it looks either. It is about what makes you feel confident, comfortable, and beautiful. If you are stuck in a rut when it comes to the kind of swimsuit to wear, answer these three simple questions below to get a better idea of what will suit you best.


What is Your Body Type?


When you look good, you feel good, which means that shopping for flattering beachwear places you one step closer to total body confidence. While dressing for your figure is not everything, it is a great way to accentuate your best features. Below are some tips for women with these body types:


  • Pear Shape: Wider hips and thighs with a narrower bust and slimmer shoulders require beachwear that balances proportions. Off-shoulder ruffles, plunging necklines, and swimwear with detailing at the top will widen the bust and shoulders. Wearing darker colours below the waist are also slimming for one’s hips and bottom.
  • Hourglass Figure: Hourglass figures have a full bust, hips, and thighs usually contrasted with a smaller waist. Because this is such an easy shape for which to dress, you can play around with asymmetrical designs, colour blocking, and bold patterns that highlight the best of your body.
  • Athletic Figure: Long and lean, athletic bodies are more rectangular in form, and playing up curves is essential here. Stick to beachwear that emphasises a waistline and bust, such as bright monokinis and high-waisted bikini bottoms.
  • Apple Shape: With a less defined waistline and broader shoulders, apple body types generally stick to showing off a great pair of legs and cinching the waist. Swimsuits in darker or deeper shades that define the torso are a fantastic idea. Swimwear with a “wrap-around” feature at the waist or a V-neckline are also a way to draw the eye to the centre of the body and create the illusion of a slimmer middle.


No matter what you choose to emphasise or cover up, there are plenty of beachwear options available, such as sarongs, cover-up dresses, and even swim skirts.


Do You Enjoy Being Active Outdoors?


Another factor to consider is how much you intend upon moving in your swimwear. Beach games, such as volleyball, or even surfing, swimming, and jogging require an ensemble in which one can comfortably move. In this case, tankinis and swim dresses are summer essentials that one can simply slip on before some beach fun.


What is the Occasion?


If you have an upcoming office pool party or a beach wedding to attend, you want to be sure that your swimsuit is appropriate. For special occasions, bright hues and fun patterns look superb when accessorised well. If you simply plan to flaunt your body and sunbathe through the summer, a sultry bikini with fun features is a seasonal must-have.


No matter the beachwear you need, we at Lu-may Exclusive Wear can help. From one-piece swimsuits to sexy monokinis, our online catalogue has a wide range of swimwear and accessories available.

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