This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Athleta. The product recommendations and text are all mine.
Swimsuit season is finally setting in with Memorial Day weekend only another week away. That means pools and waterparks are officially opening up – and beaches are becoming a common destination. If you haven’t started shopping for your summer swim gear yet, don’t fret because there’s still time! One of my new favorite brands for all things swim-related is Athleta because they literally have the best swimsuits for every body type. With a wide range of pieces that flatter different shapes and sizes, you’ll feel empowered and confident in no time!
Sharing two Athleta swimsuits in today’s post from my time in the South of France!
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1. Lean Build
My body falls on the leaner side, so I look for swimsuits with feminine elements like triangle and halter tops, embellishments around the hip area, shirring details, and fun prints. (I love the print on this mix and match Athleta swimsuit top and high waist bottom!) These characteristics help create the illusion of curves – and help me feel more confident! If you also fall on the leaner side, I would advise avoiding boy shorts which can often make our bodies appear long and straight.
2. Athletic Body
For athletic builds – think strong shoulders and a powerful bottom – two-tone or mix-and-match pieces are great for creating contrast and drawing attention to specific areas of your body. Also, reach for bikini tops with a plunging neckline, halters, or scoop necks as they help make broader shoulders appear more narrow. Although off the shoulder tops and bandeaus are cute and trendy, they’ll really extend and highlight broad shoulders. Athleta swimwear offers high performance materials while offering a comfortable fit no matter what the activity!
Curvier bodies will love one-pieces, tankinis, and high-waisted bottoms as they accentuate curves while providing enough support and coverage. Solid colors or small prints are also great options for creating balanced proportions I love this striped one piece swimsuit that’s offers a little more coverage but still has a fun cutout detail. If you’re not comfortable showing off your curves, it’s best to steer clear of string bikinis, hipster bottoms, and horizontal stripes.
For my bustier girls, support is key. But stay away from embellishments and ruffles around the chest area as that will just draw more attention there. Underwired bikini tops will help provide lift and support so you can feel strong and confident going for a long walk on the beach. High-waisted bikini bottoms are also great for creating balance – I’m a personal fan of this high-waisted bottom! And finally, avoid triangle bikini tops and bandeaus.
Be sure to jump over to Athleta for high-performance swimsuits that will help you look and feel your best this summer!