Long and lean ladies: listen up for swimwear advice! Women who want to show a little more curve in their hips and waist when wearing a bathing suit should stick to these heuristics when shopping this summer.
Pencil shape ladies need swimwear that breaks up the straight, contoured lines of their body. These ladies will want to gear their searches toward swimwear with bright colors, embellishments and ruffles. These features give your look a more feminine style, softening the contour of your body. Horizontal stripes can also break up the long body lines, too!
This Vintage Bandeau Top from Popina Swimwear has an adorable tie that pops out from the form in the center, naturally ruching the center for more detail.
Pairing this top with this Popina Pin-Up Boy Short with Draw Cords complements the top by adding more feminine features to the suit. These can also be adjusted for maximum customization.
Swimwear for Pencil Shape Bodies to Avoid:
· One Piece Swimwear. Unless it’s a cut out design, all the color and fabric running down the center brings the eye inward, rather than outward, thus not accentuating your curves.
· Solid Colors (especially dark solids). It’s better to have your swimsuit color pop off your body than hide!