Finding swimwear to compliment your every curve is a stressful task. And, with UK Summer holidays in full force, finding that flattering 1 or even 2 piece is top priority. Which is why I’ve scoured the 2018 UK Summer swimwear market to find the best and hottest swimwear for us curvy girls to hit the beach in this year!
Curvy Swimwear: My Top 8
1) Lady In Red
This devilish piece is sure to turn heads wherever you are at the beach. The moulded bikini cups provide ample support for cups C+, making swimming and Baywatch running a breeze! Perfect for amplifying your silhouette and enhancing your beautiful, natural hour glass shape. Obviously, this reminds us of Baywatch, a la Pamela Anderson days, with a touch of risqué lace to amp up the beach sexy appeal. This sexy red curve enhancing bikini is available from our favourite curvy swimwear shop: Asos!
Did you say lemon and lime? This swimsuit is reminiscent of pina coladas, mojitos, pineapples and all the summer cocktails you can name. With this tropical bikini, you will be thinking about cocktails all day long. These bright colour block bikinis are perfect for a summer day floating on inflatable donuts in the pool. Colour blocking is a great way to accentuate your figure in every way. Be geometric and remember that triangles and high waists promote your sexy curved angles. Embrace the pineapple geometry.
Whoever said that palm trees should stay on the beach? This palmy pattern provides a striking visual reminder of tropical holidays and warmer times. The black and white are classic colours which can be paired with almost anything, but what’s the need? This beautiful curvy bathing suit looks sexy enough on it’s own. The high line of the bathing suit elongates your legs and makes you look leaner and longer almost instantly. This Curvy swimsuit is available from Asos today!
Vertical lines are always a good idea and this flattering bathing suit is no exception. Elongate your fierce body with these super sleek black and white stripes. A modern day classic that goes with almost anything. Stripes act as a great optical illusion to create more length, making you appear taller, while flattering your curves. If you prefer to keep your curves discreet then, the uni strap creates visual interest at the top of the swimsuit, perfect for balancing out your bottom half.
Have you ever tried a Moroccan hammam? With this curvy bikini, you’ll be wishing you were sitting in a hammam and soaking up exotic spiced cocktails. This high waisted bikini has panelled colourful sides which flatter and sexify your hips and the high waist accentuates your feminine silhouette. The balconette bra holds you firm in place whilst visually reducing your top half. Who knows, in this flattering bikini maybe you’ll be inspired to take up hula hooping or belly dancing.
Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream. Gone are the days when we could walk outside the house to the sounds of Mr Whippy’s ice cream truck. This bikini will ignite your desire for ice cream with its red and white stripes, reminiscent of the old fashioned stores. The high cut waist is flattering for apple and pear shapes and helps to visually accentuate your hourglass figure. The triangular bra is perfect for amplifying your assets.
Burlesque has been gaining popularity in recent years and this plus size bikini is right on point. The gorgeous embroided flowers are both feminine and daring, whilst the lace upper waist provides further edgy detail. Black is always a good idea, both classic and slimming. Be like Christian and have 50 tone of a colour in your wardrobe. Go on, we dare you.
Who needs tickets to the illusionists when you can have this swimming costume? Spots and stripes are a winning combination in this striking one piece. This curvy swimming cossie is the perfect piece to create a visual illusion which adds depth to your top whilst shaping your bottom. The raised purple waist line creates the perfect image of height and sexyness.
Be You on The Beach
What ever you choose to wear this summer, know that you are fierce! And finding that outfit to help you feel confident, adorned and at your best is just the beginning. This isn’t about looking “slim” or about “body positivity” It’s about complimenting the skin your in, to feel your most confident and sexy self. So take a look at the swimwear, explore the bikinis, try on a tankini or two, and this Summer, take to the beach your confidence.
My Curvy Swimsuit This Summer
And I’m definitely no model, unlike the girls above – but here’s my new favourite swimsuit: Check it out here!