Swimwear for everyone!
Summer is coming! So it's time to think about choosing your bikini! If you are
sun worshipers and you want to look great on your favourite beach, it's
essential to choose a style that flatters your body... With so many different
types of swimwear to choose from, there are certain factors that you need
to consider, such as, size, colour and more importantly, style.
The 2014 collection is an explosion of colours, designs and styles with a
For this, you need to choose a style that suits your body shape.
We’re all different, with unique characteristics and bodies shapes. This
is why a one-piece swimsuit or a triangle bikini would look good on some,
but for others would not be flattering at all.
MarPraia gives you some tips for your body shape and some basic
rules... But there are rules, and then there are "rules"…
Forget your hang-ups, relax, and most of all...be yourself!
If you are"Rectangular-shaped"
We'd all like to have a patterned swimming costume, but you need to know how to
Patterned bikinis are good for "rectangular-shaped" women (you are in
this category when the upper part of your body, your shoulders, and the
lower part, your hips and legs, are of similar width.)
Patterned-swimwear creates visual curves that
harmonize your body...
If you tend to carry your weight around
If you tend to have unwanted curves around your stomach, you should
opt for a high-waisted bikini bottom (not necessarily wider since this tends to
make you look larger!), in dark, plain colours. High-waisted bottoms will hide
those small curves in the stomach area. If you want to wear a patterned bikini,
try just wearing a patterned top as this will draw attention to this part of
If you are oval-shaped
Curvy women, who don't feel comfortable in a bikini, can opt for a pretty
If you are oval-shaped, we recommend that you wear a "sexy" one-piece
costume, with, for example, a plunging V-neckline; this will make you look
taller and slimmer around the waist.
You should wear plain colours (bright or dark) with a few jewellery details for
a prettier design that will make you forget you're wearing a one-piece...
If you have a large chest
You're lucky as you can wear anything: a one-piece, a triangle bikini or a
bandeau bikini will all look good on you! But you need to choose a bikini that
will support your bust as much as possible, such as a balconette top (without
If you are slim.
If you are lucky enough to have a slim figure, you can choose from all
sorts of colorful patterns, horizontal stripes and bikinis with
ruffles that will give your hips a sensual curve.
If you are "inverted-triangle
If your shoulders are wider than you waistline and thighs (as opposed to
"pear-shaped"), ideally, you should opt for bottoms
with patterns, ruffles, or some sort of detail on them to attract
attention to your bottom half. We advise
you to select a plain top which will divert attention away from your shoulders
to the bottom half of your body.