It’s very easy to feel lost in the bikini world: different types, lots of colors and billions of little differences that can make us feel more or less confident.
We should start by highlighting the difference between bikinis and lingeries: they can appear like the same thing, a bra and a slip, but they are not; we can’t go to the beach with an intimate complete or sleeping with a bikini lol. So what’s the difference? First of all the situation in which they can be
used: lingeries are items of cloths that we use beneath outer clothes and one of their main function is to provide concealment or support to our body; so we use lingeries everyday under our ordinary cloths and at night if we don’t want to wear just night clothes.
Bikini is a two piece swimsuit with a bra top for the chest and panties, the basic design is made of two triangles to cover woman’s breast and two triangles on the bottom to cover our bum; so bikinis are mainly used when we’re at the sea or we’re at the swimming pool. We could say that it’s made to be used in more social contexts while lingeries are more intimate. We can also say that the fabric is different from the one of a classic lingeriebe cause it is made to be worn in the water so it doesn’t ruin in contact with water.
As we said before it’s easy to feel confused looking at all the offers of bikini types so my advice is to start from choosing the one that is right for our body type:
- Athletic: if you have an athletic body you should focus on feminine cuts and details; show off your toned lower half with embellishments at the hip and a tampered-back bottom. Make look your chest area soft with a girlie print. Pass on bandeaus and shapeless tanks.
- Curvy: if you have a curvy figure you should choose a suit that complements curves while keeping assets firmly in place; opt for a solid print that won’t distort your proportions and look for a balconette or halter style to support your chest. If you’re not an exhibitionist you should avoid anything with shifty string top or bottom
- Pear: If your lower half is a little larger you can camouflage it with a strategically cut bottom; work on your hips and thighs with a full-coverage briefs, hipsters or boy shorts. Keep the attention on the upper half with molded cups, halter straps or cleavage detailing, stay away from loud “look at me!” prints on your lower half.
- Straight: if you have a straight figure you have two options, fake some curves or take advantages of the fact that you’ve nothing to hide. Enhance your boobs and butt with ruffles or padding, flaunt your straight silhouette in an itty-bitty string bikini and avoid sex-appeal quashing bandeau tops and sporty bottoms.
Second issue: color! The answer is simple: you should choose the color you like the most keeping attention to your skin tone, if you have a very clear skin you shouldn’t choose too light colors and if you have a more dark skin tone you can opt for more gaudy and brilliant colors.
Last but not least we should give an advice to the ones who don’t like bikini because they deserve to have an alternative too, right? So for the bikini non-lovers I could suggest one-pieces. This is another type of swimwear and it usually covers our torso except for the back or upper chest depending on the style. Some people consider one-piece swimsuit more modest than a two piece bikini and in some situations the wearing of a one-piece swimsuit may be mandatory or expected. But beyond this we can say that one-pieces are also a valid alternative for the ones who don’t feel very comfortable with their body and who want to feel a little more “covered”, even if today there are also some types of one-pieces that don’t leave a lot to the imagination lol.
Both bikinis and one-pieces have advantages and disadvantages, but it’s subjective because they could be perfect for some reason or vice versa for some others so my advice is to always start form to yourself: ask yourself what is better for your body and your confidence and you won’t have any difficulties in finding what fits you better.
If you follow these simple advises you’ll feel the queen of the beach and all girls will ask how you learned to choose so well for your person 😉