Finding a plus size swimsuit can be a daunting chore, but there's no reason a woman of any body shape can't look good in swimwear. If you're a pear shaped woman looking for a plus size swimsuit, follow these fashion tips to find the suit that will flatter your figure the most.
Draw Attention Away from Your Hips
Women with pear shaped figures should choose swimsuits that draw attention away from their larger hips and thighs. Look for two piece swimsuits that allow you to mix and match tops and bottoms. Choose a dark colored bottom (black is a good choice since it will match well with any top, but feel free to experiment with other dark colors like burgundy, navy blue and royal purple), and a top in a lighter color. Look for tops with embellishments like patterns or ruffles to draw the eye towards the bustline, neck and face, and away from the hips.
Two Piece Suits Can Flatter a Pear Shaped Figure
If you don't like the idea of wearing a two piece swimsuit, choose a one piece swimsuit with a low, scooped, V-neck or halter top neckline that will draw attention to your bust and face. Choose a swimsuit in a dark color, since these are more slimming; small patterns like polka dots also distract attention from your body shape. Consider a tankini; a longer tankini, especially one with embellishments at the bust, can hide your pear shaped figure.
For pear shaped women, plus size swimsuits with short skirts can help to hide your hips. Consider a swimdress, which is a one piece swimsuit with a longer skirt that looks something like a camisole. Avoid boy cut swimsuits, as these will call attention to your hips and thighs. Choose a straight skirt that fits well; skirts with ruffles and extra fabric will only draw more attention to the parts you want to hide.
Accentuate Your Best Features
If you have good legs, choose a swimsuit with high cut legs, such a suit will make your legs look longer and your torso will also appear more elongated and slimmer. Look for a suit that will cover your backside, and choose a suit with support for the bust (whether it be underwire or soft cup), especially if you have a large bust. Ruffles, pleats, bows and other embellishments at the bust will help to draw attention away from your hips and thighs. If you have a small bust, consider a suit with padding in the bust area.
Pear shaped women often have attractive shoulders, so choose a strapless or one shoulder suit that shows off this asset. Look for suits with bright colors and patterns on the bust to draw the gaze toward your attractive shoulders, neck and face.
Suits with control panels can make your hips and thighs look much smaller than they actually are; you may even appear to be an entire size slimmer wearing a plus size swimsuit with control panels.