How to Pick the Right Swimwear for Your Body

New York, NY (PressExposure) January 19, 2012 -- When you invest in a swimsuit, getting the most out of your investment is key. This means not only looking for a well-made swimsuit in a quality fabric, but also choosing the right style for your shape. After all, what's the point in having a gorgeous swimsuit if it doesn't do your figure any justice? The Orchid Boutique, the nation's leading beachwear retailer, curates their merchandise with this in mind and offers an amazing selection of classic staples and the hottest trends to fit every woman's physique.

"We make swimwear shopping an easy and fun experience," said Mayra Jimenez, owner and lead style expert of The Orchid Boutique. "We offer a wide variety of styles from the best swimwear brands in the world such as Vix, LSpace, Beach Bunny, Badgley Mischka, Nanette Lepore, Onda de Mar, Betsey Johnson, Sabz, Maui, Doppia, Malai, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, and our very own Orchid Label."

Without further ado, here's all you need to help you pick the best swimsuit for your body type.

If You're Large Busted

When choosing a swimsuit for a large bust, getting the right size is a must. Avoid heading straight for the suits that catch your eye first and instead look at those that offer larger cup sizes. Separates will be your best friend because they allow you to choose the right top and then pair them with the bottoms in your proper size. And, since not all large breasts were created equally; take the time to choose a style that works for your D-cup and not just a D-cup. Many of the brands we work with offer D+ sizing including Betsey Johnson, Despi, and Badgley Mischka. If you've been blessed with a firm bust, then almost any style goes, depending on your taste. Some of our favorites are Beach Bunny's Cheetah-licious, the Orchid Label's Purple Posh, and Malai's Moonflower Triangle. If gravity is an issue and you've got some sagging to contend with, then look for suits with extra support in the way of underwire cups such as Maaji's Castaway Love, wide or halter straps like L*Space's French Kiss Peacock, and for a more structured bust try Maui's Bianca Vine. Balance a frame with a larger bust by choosing a swimsuit with a flirty skirt or ruffled bottom, like Betsey Johnson's Primrose Skirty Bottom or the Agua Bendito's Rio de Janeiro. And, if minimizing is what you're after, choose a bikini or one-piece with a darker hue on top, like the Sacred Lotus Bikini by Doppia which also offers up extra support and coverage while still incredibly sexy.

If You're Pear Shaped

If you're heavier on the bottom then you too will benefit most from separates because they allow you to custom fit your swimsuit with a larger size for your bottom while still letting you have a matching top that fits. Making your bottom appear smaller is as easy as choosing a swimsuit with a darker bottom, like the Benazir One-Piece. Balancing out your overall shape is important as well if you want to make your bottom appear more proportioned with your top. Do this by choosing swimsuits with more detail on top, such as ruffles or ruching. Some great examples include Ariel Sea Stripes, Onda de Mar's Capucine Ruffle, and Bendito Munich. Avoid tiny string bikini top styles that look too small in comparison to the bottoms you've chosen. And, with high-waisted pin up styles making a comeback; a full coverage bikini or skirt bottom, like the Rapture Red Pin Up Two-Piece or the Papillon Tankini, not only flatters but looks super-fashionable too!

If You've Got Extra Weight in the Middle

If you carry extra weight in your midsection then you are in luck! Today's hottest swimsuit styles really help give a gal the flattering edge she needs to help conceal some extra tummy weight. Camouflaging everything from a little paunch to a big belly is easy if you choose swimsuits with prints and patterns or take advantage of the vintage pin up/old Hollywood movie star styles with flattering features like ruching, high waists, and skirted bottoms. My picks for the most flattering tummy-concealing styles include Nanette Lepore's Central Park High-Waisted Bikini which is a triple threat thanks to a great pattern, high waist, and ruching. I also love the way the Gallant Mermaid One-Piece nips you in at the center with strategic darker panels at the sides.

With these tips and a little time spent browsing all of the different styles, you're sure to find a swimsuit that makes you look and feel fabulous. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes so choose a swimsuit that shows off what you've got to the max! No matter what style is preferred, shopping for the perfect beachwear has never been this fun and effortless! brings it all together in the ultimate one-stop beachwear shop featuring quality, style and individuality.


Launched in 2007 by husband and wife team Mayra Jimenez and Ivan Rincon, has become the leading online shopping destination for discerning women who crave style and sophistication in their beachwear. Jimenez personally views each designer's collection and curates the product mix to create a distinctive assortment of classic and fashion-forward styles. "Our approach to offering luxury swimwear is to hand-pick a unique selection of exclusive designers and we watch them grow through our platform with a variety of different strategies," said Jimenez. also offers a wide selection of cover-ups, jewelry and bags to complete the flawlessly chic beach look. Visitors to the site can sign up to receive a free newsletter, like them at, follow at, and enjoy videos at [].

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