Six Eco-Chic Swimsuits for Every Body Type
By now we’ve all been out enjoying the summer sun (wearing sunscreen of course!). As you make your way to the pool or beach, I hope that you’ve found that perfect suit that both compliments your body shape and your personal style. If you haven’t… I’ve got the suit for you! Take a look at my favorite eco-friendly suits to keep you looking hot all summer long!
1. ATHLETIC (Esprit)
An athletic body calls for a little added attention to help create curves. Go for a top that has interesting details like a little ruffle, a key hole or even a padded triangle shape. For the bottoms, you’ll want to accentuate your fit bod, so a string bikini is always a great pick. Try this suit from Esprit, made from recycled nylon.
2. LARGE CHEST (Robin Piconne)
Make sure you get support and coverage. A halter top is a great option as you can adjust it. Also, look for pleated detail in the bust on a suit, so that you come away with a more flattering shape that is integral to the design of the suit. This bold pattern suit from Robin Piconne is proudly made in the USA and a great option for a well endowed woman.
3. TUMMY TUCK (Olga Olsson)
Concealing a tummy in a swimsuit may seem like an impossible task, but with the right suit it can be done. Look for either a one piece with ruching detail across the front (the extra folds of material conceal a less than super model stomach), or go for a two piece in which the bottom half sits above the navel. The high waist cut holds in the stomach while making a retro style statement. This suit from Olga Olsson captures both a classic design shape as well as comfort. Ethically made in Brazil by a women’s coop.
4. FULL HIPS & THIGHS (Eco-Swim)
Choose a suit that draws the eye up away from the lower half and compliments a beautiful bust and décolletage. You can also wear a suit that offers more coverage in a skort or boy short cut. I love this one from Eco Swim because the main event is all up top. Keep your bottoms simple if you’re going to sport a bikini.
5. LANKY (Olga Olsson)
Lanky is just another way for saying your might have a bit of a boy body. This is the classic Twiggy look. If you’ve got this bod, you can afford to have some fun with what you wear and add on the embellishments. A ruched bandeau top will help create shape while a ruffled bottom adds interest to the whole look. This suit from Olga Olsson is every bit of fun that you could ever want in a bikini!
6. SMALL CHEST (Patagonia)
If you fall into this category, you will want to add some oomph with your swimsuit. Stay away from non-padded bandeau tops, and opt for ruffles, light padding, horizontal strips and ruching. You will also want to play up your small frame with a string bikini bottom that can help accentuate your hips with the side ties. Patagonia makes awesome separates that pair nicely to make a high quality suit from ethically sourced fabrics.
I hope that these tips help, and that you are out enjoying the warm weather in style! For more of my style tips on what to pack for a summer getaway, check out this post.Tweet