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Choose the Right Bathers for Your Body Shape


Do you have trouble finding the right bathers?

It ís heading towards that time of the year, where you start to think about Summer, God forbid Christmas, holidays, the beach and OMG BATHERS. Why do women freak out about swimwear? It ís simple, there ís nowhere to hide in your togs and that can make us feel exposed.
I say love who you are, but fortunately there are some simple style tricks that can help you look and feel comfy in your bathers.

Here are a few tips to help you feel like a million dollars on the beach.

What type of bathers should I consider?

Firstly, ascertain what purpose you required them for. If they are for laps or aqua aerobics, then they need to be chlorine resistant. If it’s a fashion suit, something a little more glamorous, then support and shape are important.


What bathers suit a big bust?

I recommend being fitted, (just like bra’s). Correct sizing through the back of the garment is important so that it fits properly through the front. The suit needs to be firm, as lycra will give half a size. Sizes can range from an A cup through to H cup depending on where you buy them. Small print like tiny florals will make your bust appear bigger, aim for a bigger print or a dark colour. Also go for an adjustable strap.


What bathers suit a small bust?

Choose styles with extra detailing,like frills and ruffles on the top, or try a padded cup for a little lift.
Side boning is great to hold your bikini top in place.

What bathers suit a tummy?

An A-line style tankini works well, as they skim not cling. Make sure the top reaches the bottom. ìNancy Ganzî have a great style out at the moment with tummy control bottoms. Ruching is a great way to hide any bumps. Highlight your assets with a great neckline or high cut bottoms to show off your legs. Avoid horizontal lines.


What bathers suit a big bottom?

Aim for bright or pattern tops to draw the eye up, matched with dark coloured bottoms to minimize the bottom half. Choose a flattering neckline to accentuate the top half. Dark colours have a slimming effect, as do larger prints. Avoid tiny floral prints, try a skirt bikini or shorter board shorts, be careful with long board shorts, as they can cut you off.

Don’t forget the sunscreen and relax.


Andi McCann is a trained professional personal stylist, who started her business Andi McCann Personal Styling, through a passion for helping people look and feel better.
Andi has worked with a wide variety of people, focusing on mums and the whole woman.
Andi a mother of 2 children, understands how body shape, confidence, style, and lifestyle, can change after children.
It’s always a privilege to help someone feel good about themselves, by teaching them to dress for their body shape, dress up for their career, manage their wardrobe, find their style, understand colour, or simply take them shopping.
Transforming women through their image is so much more than the clothes, itís a journey that takes you to a great place.
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Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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