The Best Swimsuits for an Apple Shape

Overview

OK, ladies, swimsuit season is fully upon us, and with it comes the exhausting process of finding the right suit that perfectly complements your body type. It's an often tedious exercise in style drama, but once you know your particular body shape, things become a bit easier -- including for all you apple-shaped ladies. You're in luck because there are several swimsuits on the market that are sure to have you heading for the beach in a flash.

One-Piece

Ladies with an apple body shape carry the bulk of their weight within their midsection, so it's essential to choose swimsuits that slim, define or draw the eye away from this area. One-piece swimsuits that have a deep V-neck, ruching at the tummy or bold prints/patterns are fabulous options for apple shapes. A one-piece with a deep V-neck draws the eye up and away from the midsection, while one with ruching slims and defines the waist, and the inclusion of bold prints/patterns distracts and confuses the eye, so it doesn't zero in on one specific area.

Tankini

Ideally, one would think that if you have a fuller midsection, like that of an apple shape, the last swimsuit style you should be wearing is a bikini. Well, there are exceptions to every rule, and ways to wear various styles of swimsuits and complement your body type at the same time. For an apple body shape, skip the traditional bikini style and opt for a trendy tankini instead. A tankini has the same bottom as a bikini, but the top resembles a tank, and as a result it covers the full tummy of an apple shape. For even more support and definition, look for tankinis that have ruching at the sides of the tummy area.

Skirted Suits

Add an additional element of femininity to your swimsuit and dress up your apple body shape with a skirted swimsuit design. There are two ways that you can stylishly wear a skirted suit that are complementary to your apple shape. Either try a one-piece style that has a skirt attached, or opt for a two-piece that has a skirt sewn on top of the bottom. Regardless of which style you choose, a skirted swimsuit will draw the eye away from your full midsection and down toward the skirt of your swimsuit. Quick tip. If you decide on the two-piece with a skirt, make sure the top is in a tank style instead of a traditional bikini top.

Dark-Colored

It's pretty much common knowledge at this point that dark colors have an amazing slimming effect, and this applies to swimsuits as well. An apple body shape benefits from dark colors because they slim and define the waist, while also lengthening the torso, which can appear cut off with an apple body shape. Shades like black, navy blue, chocolate brown, gray and forest green are just a few color choices that are sure to dramatically transform an apple body shape with little effort.

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