Style Guides for Swim Apparel

Using our fit and style guide below you can identify the types of suits that will best flatter your figure.

Underwire Bra

Features:
Built-in wire under the breasts; over-the-shoulder straps

Flatters:
Supports bust; enhances bust

Molded Bra

Features:
Stiff, formed cups providing support and shape

Flatters:
Support busts; enhances bust; adds shape

Bandeau Bra

Features:
Strapless; attachable strap

Flatters:
Enhances bust; minimizes tan lines

Triangle Bra

Features:
Two triangle pieces of fabric which may be fixed or sliding; front and back ties

Flatters:
Enhances bust

Halter Bra

Features:
Strap that hooks at the top of the neck

Flatters:
Supports bust; enhances bust; provides security for active lifestyle

Tankini

Features:
Tank top appearance of variable lengths and strap styles

Flatters:
Supports bust; enhances bust; flattens tummy; flatters full figure; flatters long torso

Brazilian Bottom
(Rio)

Features:
Bikini bottom with a narrow cut

Flatters:
Skimpier for a sexier look

Tie Side Bottom

Features:
Ties on the side; moderate or Brazilian cut

Flatters:
Adjustable ties for improved fit

Tab Side Bottom

Features:
Bikini bottom with wider tabs on the side

Flatters:
Sleek, attractive look

Hipster Bottom

Features:
Rides low on the hips with wider sides

Flatters:
Fits lower on hips

Banded Hipster Bottom

Features:
Rides low on the hips with extra fabric sewn in along the waist line

Flatters:
Flattens tummy

Cheeky Peeky Bottom

Features:
Low rise bikini style; rides higher in the back

Flatters:
Similar to a boy short but with a skimpier, sexier look

Clean High Waist Bottom

Features:
Full coverage bottom that comes up over the navel

Flatters:
Flattens tummy

Banded High Waist Bottom

Features:
Full coverage bottom that comes up over the navel with extra fabric sewn in along the waist line

Flatters:
Flattens tummy

Skirted Bottom

Features:
Bottom with attached skirt for additional coverage

Flatters:
Slims hips and rear; flatters full figure

Classic Tank

Features:
Shoulder straps; scoop neck

Flatters:
Flatters most figures

Lingerie Tank

Features:
Thin shoulder straps (single or double)

Square Neck

Features:
Square neck line; sophisticated appearance

Flatters:
Supports bust; enhances bust

High Neck

Features:
High neck line; versatile silhouette

Flatters:
Flatters long torso; supports bust; mastectomy; flatters narrow shoulders; elongates short torso

Surplice

Features:
Diagonal fabric draping in front, generally missy cut with great inner construction

Flatters:
Flatters full figure; flattens tummy; slims hips and rear; supports bust

Bandeau

Features:
Strapless

Flatters:
No strap tan lines

Cut Out

Features:
”Monokini’ with curved cut out detail on the sides

Flatters:
Less coverage than full one piece; more coverage than two piece; flatters long torso

Swim Dress

Features:
A-line dress with lining and sewn in bottom

Flatters:
Flatters full figure; slims hips and rear

Sheath

Features:
Shirring or draping over the front of the suit; back is not skirted

Flatters:
Flatters full figure; slims hips and rear

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