Each year as summer arrives, emails pour in from women panicking about what to wear on the beach. This is a time that can be really daunting for people, but dressing your curves shouldn’t have to be stressful or questionable. It should be something we as women should enjoy. Finding trendy pieces in the past for curvy frames had its limitations, particularly for swimwear, but thankfully the curvy movement has enabled a number of retailers to become fashion forward thinkers. The reality is that swimwear is not a one size fits all mind frame, nor should we all conform to the same style.
With my job, travel has become a permanent fixture in my life. I need to be able to pack at a moment’s notice, and something I’ve wanted in my closet for some time now is a reliable combination of swimwear. I want items you don’t have to give much thought toward and that do all the work for you. Therefore, today I want to show you just that — beautiful chic designs from prints to bandeau styles and sports luxe inspiration that will work on a variation of body types with support and comfort fused into one. All pieces range from sizes 12-32 from Simply Be and include light, padded cups that I find really important for keeping a balanced, supportive shape.
1. Aztec Inspiration
Mosaic and Aztec prints can be exceptionally flattering, and this Simply Be number is a prime example of that. Waves of color to pops of white, this style is fresh and on trend. It will help give the illusion of a longer torso, which is ideal for petites and those looking to elongate your frame whilst giving support to any lower tummy areas too. I loved the fact that this can easily be styled with a maxi skirt for during the day to utilize it as a top also.
While this is a bandeau style, it does have hidden support around the bust area so you will find it stays in place incredibly well. It also comes with an added halter-neck strap if you decide you would prefer that look or just simply want added support, which is always something to look into when shopping for swimwear.
2. Into The Wild
Safari inspiration has dominated the catwalks this season, but one thing is for sure when it comes to this pattern of swimwear: It’s a combination that is extremely flattering on all body types. This is quite a young and vibrant print with hot pinks mixed with black and white, giving you a fun, vibrant beach look instantly. It’s a full halter-neck style with wide straps, meaning the support will be there even for DD+ bust ladies. What I liked most was that it had the slightly low cut back, so you can choose where you would like it to sit.
3. Sports Luxe
Sport luxe is a trend I have welcomed with open arms. It’s such an attention grabber, and with the combination of mesh panel detailing along with these bright linear stripes, it’s ideal for those with broad shoulders, and pear shapes looking to balance out your frame or for anyone looking to create more of a curved effect to your body. Whether you are the outdoors and water sports kind of person or you simply want coverage but with no compromise on fashion, this is a perfect choice. It’s something that again can easily be restyled as a top with other fashion items in your wardrobe for sports luxe summer style.
Whichever swimsuit style you choose this season, remember to be bold, be fearless and opt for pieces that show the real you. It’s about making a swimsuit work for you, not the other way around, and by looking to brands like Simply Be, you are guaranteed to be ahead of the curve as they have a Swimwear collection for every body shape.
This post is part of a sponsored collaboration between Simply Be and SheKnows