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Finding the Right Suit for Your Body Type


Confession: I shop…a lot.

Year after year one thing is always for sure: about mid-March to early April I hear girls complaining in the dressing room about the upcoming swimsuit season.  Now every girl has insecurities about her body, but I promise you that every girl can feel comfortable and look beautiful on the beach.  All you have to do is figure out what your body type is and go from there

Most people are aware of the four basic body types: boyish, the apple, the pear, and the coveted hourglass. Now you may not fit exactly into one of these body types, as some women can fit into more than one category.  (Example: An athletic and muscular pear.) I myself am a pear, though in the right clothing can look like an hourglass. 

To narrow down your swimsuit choices, consider the following tips:

  • Think about what shapes you’re most comfortable wearing.  As a pear, I like to wear tops and dresses that are tailored or fit-and-flair because the waist is defined and makes me look more like an hourglass.  When it comes to swimsuits, I love swimdresses that have a shape to them like our Gaby suit, or one-pieces that have detailing on the waistline such as with the belt on our Ann suit. Whatever your regular clothes look like is probably the type of shape you should look for in a swimsuit. We’ve never seen our Marie look bad on anyone!
  • Ruching is a girl’s best friend. No matter what your body type may be, ruching is always a good thing.  Even if you are more slender without much shape, strategically placed ruching as found in our Eliza suit can create the optical illusion of a curvy figure. And for curvier girls, ruching is great for hiding problem areas so check out our Ann suit as well!
  • Try layering. Layering is always key when it comes to dressing modestly, and swimwear is no exception.  I bought some really cute swimsuit bottoms with pockets on the front that I couldn’t figure out how to show off since I prefer my tankini tops to be longer.  Then it occurred to me to put the boyshorts over a one-piece to get the two-piece look, without the worry of ermm…extra spillage or a wardrobe malfunction.

The great thing about our line here at Rey Swimwear is that there is a style for every body type – yes even for you busty girls! (Try the Holly, or Eliza styles and keep your eyes peeled for an add-on option for underwire bra support coming soon!) We’ll be re-stocking for Spring! So look around the site, and if you have any questions, email us for more help!



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