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Finding Flattering Swimsuits for your Body Type

Do you have trouble finding flattering swimsuits for your body type? I KNOW I’m not the only woman in the world that feels uncomfortable about her body in a bathing suit. After having a child, my swimsuit needs now include a lot of support up top and adequate coverage in the midsection (to hide the stretch marks and extra pounds). Finding such a suit is nearly impossible – tankinis cover, but don’t offer bust support, bikinis provide support, but don’t hide anything, and one pieces that fit in the midsection don’t always fit up top.

I received a Modkini sample and compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. 

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How to Find a Flattering Swimsuit

Coverage: Find a swimsuit with the most coverage. More coverage = a more flattering appearance.

Support: Make sure the swimsuit provides adequate bust support. If you have a larger bust, make sure your top is fitted with an under-wire. Avoid busy patterns as this will make your bust appear larger than it actually is. If you have a smaller chest, find a top with built in padding.

Patterns:  Vertical stripes make you look taller while horizontal stripes often make you appear wider than you actually are. If you’re wider in the midsection, find a suit that draws the attention to the top of the suit.

Color: Darker colors are more flattering on any body type. After all, you can’t really go wrong with a darker, plain suit.

Fit: Find a swimsuit that isn’t too tight or too loose. I know, this can be a tricky one. Tighter swimsuits create a bulky appearance. However, you have to be careful that your suit isn’t so loose that it floats up or sags while in the pool.

Now that I’ve given you a little insight into finding a swimsuit that’s most flattering for your body type, let me tell you why the Modkini provides a perfect fit for every body type!

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Thankfully, I’ve found a flattering swimsuit for my body type with the Modkini. The Modkini allows you to transform any bikini into a tankini in just 3 simple steps! Basically, it’s a stomach insert that you pair with your favorite bikini top. Brilliant! The Modkini allows you to experience the support of a bikini while covering your midsection like a tankini. It hugs your curves in all of the right places and builds your confidence during swimsuit season.

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I love that I can use my Modkini with various bikini tops giving me multiple swimsuit options. The Modkini is extremely simple to attach and compliments every body type. By looking at this suit, would you ever guess that the top is 2 separate pieces? I sure wouldn’t! The Modkini is extremely flattering, transferable, cost effective, and provides you with many swimsuit options. What more could you ask for in a bathing suit? Purchase a Modkini ($25) today and enjoy the benefits of a flattering swimsuit!

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What swimsuit issues do you deal with?


Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

Great tips - I'll keep these in mind. Sometimes it really is a challenge to find the "perfect" swimsuit.


Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

You look great!! I finally found one that I felt comfortable in!!

Brittany C. @ Mom. Wife. Busy Life.

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

Yep -- having kids has changed how I feel being in a swim suit. I tend to always choose a slimming black color! I need to get creative!


Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

I love these photos. You did amazing job!

Ann Bacciaglia

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014

I hate bathing suit shopping as I have a hard time finding one that fits me in a flattering way. I really like the bathing suit in this post and I will check it out.

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