May 19, 2016 2 min read

Why wear a swim dress this summer?

Swim dresses are the ultimate in tummy control, flattering those tricky features and are in style this season! Picking a swim dress is like shopping for dresses – you want to select a style that complements your body figure so that your silhouette will look more proportional giving you curves in all of the right places!

Pear body (prominent hips/butt/thighs):

You need to draw attention away from your curvy bottom by wearing a swimsuit with minimal details around the bottom and interest on top (waist and up). You’ll also benefit from rounder necklines and strapless bathing suits.

Inverted Triangle body (prominent shoulders):

You’ll look best in wide straps – because thin straps will only make your wide shoulder look bigger in comparison. Your body figure will also benefit from swim dresses with interest around the hips such as ruffles, skirts or a print.

Apple body (prominent chest and mid-riff):

Since your bust, chest and mid-riff are the most prominent, you need bathing suits that draw attention away from this area add more curves around the hips. You and inverted triangle body shape share some of the clothing guidelines – but your widest body point is lower on your body shape, which means you need swimsuit that adds interest lower on your body figure. Look for details that camouflage your waist (eg. ruching) and keep bust support in mind.
Rectangle body (little or no waist definition): You need more curves on top and bottom so that you waist looks slimmer. Think ruffles, pleats, and prints – any frilly details will do. Just make sure to keep the details on your waistline minimal or opt for details that help slim this area down. Take a look at our panelled styles.

Hourglass body (slim waist, proportional upper and lower body):

Since you have the ideal body shape with good body proportions, you’re freer to experiment with various swim dress styles. But it completely depends on the “problem areas” you’re self-conscious about – and if you want to accentuate your slim waist or slim down on your hourglass body figure. I think belted and V-neck swim dresses will look amazing on you. Or take a look at our underwireoptions.

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Size guide

All of our swimsuits are true to size. This means you should follow your normal sizing.

The best guide is your underwear - so what you would wear in a bra and undies is the size you order from us in tops and bottoms. For example, in you wear an 18E bra, you should order a size 18 swimsuit top from us.

If you are looking for a one piece and are in between sizes, say an 18E bra and a 20 in underpants, we recommend choosing the larger of the two sizes - so a size 20 in this case.

If you have any issues with your new swimsuit, we do 30 day refunds for full priced items and exchanges for all items - so you can swap to a size or style that is more suitable for you!

International Size Conversions

AUS 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
USA 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
CANADA 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
EUR 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
8 4 6 8 34
10 6 8 10 36
12 8 10 12 38
14 10 12 14 40
16 12 14 16 42
18 14 16 18 44
20 16 18 20 46
22 18 20 22 48
24 20 22 24 50
26 22 24 26 52
28 24 26 28 54
30 26 28 30 56
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