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Picking out flattering swimwear is key for all women, regardless of shape or form. As you're off on your beach holiday or taking the kids swimming at the local pool, it's important you look your best, from all angles. Choosing the right support, style and colour will do wonders for your figure, with accessories like sunglasses and sarongs adding those important final touches of glamour.
Bikinis are great as they are very versatile; you can just as easily wear your favourite piece on the beach as substitute your bra with your bikini top underneath sheer clothes (kaftans and summer dresses, for example). A range of styles are on offer, with designer bikinis offering underwiring if you so choose, sheer fabrics to best show of your tan or mix and match styles, if you would like to spruce up your swimwear with different bottoms to tops. Bikinis are the swimwear of choice if you are looking to build up your tan or show off your body on the beach or by the pool. Seafolly has some great retro looks for English Roses, whereas Emilio Pucci offers gorgeous psychedelic prints which are best suited to tanned or dark-skinned women.
Tankinis are a great alternative for women who want the freedom of wearing a bikini with the look of a one-piece swimsuit. Thanks to the length of the top half, you can either wear it down to create the classic one-piece look or roll it up, if you are looking to show off your stomach and maximize your tan. A popular item with young and mature women, there are some great lines to choose from Norma Kamali, with their feminine fit and passionate reds, to Jessica Allen's slick styles in blue tones. A tankini is great if you want to draw attention to your top or bottom half, wear one with detail like sequins or a ruched front on top if you would like to show off your assets on top or detail on the bottom if you are looking to draw the eye to your legs. A great piece for women of all shapes and sizes.
One-piece swimsuits are making a comeback for women of all ages - gone are the days of associating them with no frills swimwear. With a range of styles that include sequinned detail, cut-out swimsuits and retro pieces, the one-piece is here to stay. Halterneck one-piece swimsuits are particularly flattering if you would like to show off your top half, whereas a ruched effect on the hips will give the illusion of curves.
Strapless swimsuits will give you the chance to show off your collar bone, whilst allowing you to eliminate tan lines on top. Cleverly concealed underwiring will give you the support you need; or why not make a retro fashion statement and wear Melissa Obadash's corset-type swimsuits to really stand out from the crowd. Designers have taken to this new trend by offering up some truly bespoke pieces, for women of all shapes and sizes.