The one-piece is giving the bikini a run for its money this Summer and this shot from Evans shows just how seductive and beautiful an all-in-one can look. Evans has a whole range of gorgeous swimsuit options but here are a few tips to find the right cut for your shape.
If you’re curvy then use print to your advantage – one with a darker base shade will give extra flattery to your curves. Alternatively a solid, one-piece swimsuit with a plunging neckline creates a long, lean appearance. If you are ample busted then you will need some extra support – underwired bra tops and wide shoulder straps will help to give you that extra lift and support.
Look for a swimsuit that has built-in fabric support or a pleated surplice bodice to hold and mould your tummy. Keep the shape simple and opt for plain, darker shades.
Try a swimsuit with a bold design on the top half and a block colour on the bottom. This draws eyes away from your bottom and hips, giving you a slimmer appearance. Go for swimsuits cut high on the hips to lengthen your legs. Show off your shoulders with a halterneck or this season’s hot asymmetric neckline.
If you’re small on top then look for a swimsuit with a touch of padding or an underwire, balconette bra style to softly enhance your bust or try a halterneck. You can also experiment with brighter shades, prints and frills, ruching or ruffle detailing. A suit with a form fitting waist will also create the illusion of curves.
Short legs or Long torso
A suit that is cut high on the thigh will make your legs look longer. If you have a long torso then a tankini is an alternative option to still give you good coverage yet break up that long line and give you easy fit. Vibrant prints or colour will also break up a long line.
Swimsuits from left to right:
Silhouette Swimsuit, £38, sizes 12-30, Fifty Plus
Together Classic Swimsuit, £42, sizes 12-32, www.simplyyours.co.uk
F& F Nautical Swimsuit, £12, sizes 6-22, Tesco
Limited Collection Print Cut-Out Swimsuit, £29.50, sizes 8-18, M&S
Report by Sharon Tyler