Swimwear season can be daunting at the best of times, but effectively co-ordinating your poolside look doesn't have to be.
It often feels like there are two camps of women in this world: those, with pencil-slim figures, who can pick up a bikini off the rack and know that the same size will snuggly fit both bust and bum. And those, for whom finding a top-and-bottoms combo that keeps everything intact simultaneously seems to be a lifetime tug of war.
I for one, am a passport-carrying member of camp number two. Every summer, I struggle to get my head around how my different ratios (read: 🍐) will work in harmony in one bikini.
The solution: simply avoid those sold in sets! At this rate, I can't remember the last time I blindly picked up a two-piece hoping that the number on the hanger would work all over. I've come to realise that with the right co-ordination, contrasting swimwear is actually a hell of a lot more flattering.
My pre-vacation gift for you: a primer to help pears stop battling the omnipresent BIKINI FEAR™ once and for all.
Animal Print + Block Colours
Why it works? A top in a flashier print will naturally draw attention upwards. For most pear-shaped girls, the aim is to highlight your best assets (a petite chest) while downplaying others (thighs, dat u?)
High Waisted Bottoms + Bandeau Tops
Why it works? Retro-style bikini bottoms naturally cinch you in at your narrowest point: your waist. When offset with an itty bitty top, the result is a universally appealing hourglass silhouette.
Why it works? Why not! Artfully mixing your swimwear separates ensures an individual look tailored to perfectly suit both your personality and your figure. Tried-and-tested combos include marrying stripes with polkadots, fruit motifs with kitschy gingham, and floral patterns with just about anything you can think of.