Summer in Australia is the season of sweltering hot days and afternoon ocean dips so many of us spend our lives in our swimwear. But how can we choose the best style for our shape?
Apparently there is a science to selecting the right swimsuit for each body type and bikini entrepreneurs Tash Oakley, 26, and Devin Brugman, 26, of Monday Swimwear have mastered the art.
The Australian swimwear designers spoke to HuffPost Australia about their tips for finding a flattering piece to suit every shape from petite to voluptuous.
According to the girls, the most flattering bikini in style this season is the ‘classic tie side triangle bikini’ which is universally loved because of its ability to adjust to any body type.
A big problem many women face is finding a set which can cater to both bigger breasts and a smaller derriere, and Devin and Tash both advise wide straps for the bustier customers.
‘We recommend a wider-strapped halter neck top that won’t dig, an underwire top for a comfortable and flattering fit, or a fully adjustable classic triangle top,’ they told the publication.
For those concerned with showing off their midriff or when the extra winter padding is yet to be shed, the girls suggest a one piece with a structured V-neckline and a high-cut leg.
‘A V-neck and slightly higher cut leg help to add length to the torso and the legs, sweetening all of your mid-section woes. High-waisted bottoms with medium coverage and shaping side panels to sculpt your silhouette and cinch in the waist work really well,’ Devin and Tash said.