Looking great at any size comes down to two things which are body toning and being confident.  This interesting black and white retouched photograph includes a curvy Marilyn Monroe alongside a slender supermodel. The photo shows clearly that all figures and body shapes can look fabulous in swimwear. 

Natural curves are definitely in style for summer and even if you are somewhat overweight you can look healthy and gorgeous in your plus swimsuit.  Self confidence and exercising regularly to tone your body are the keys to looking great.

Get toned  and your body will look great in a swimsuit at any size

The secret to flattering your figure at any weight is by being in good athletic shape and embracing your own natural body type.  Regardless of your weight or size you should strive to work out and keep healthy.  Having a toned body can really help a heavier woman look fantastic.  The greatest exercise for toning is resistence training.  It builds up that lean muscle look and helps keep the look of cellulite at bay.  The nautilus machines at the local gym afford you a fast, easy and safe way to improve the muscle tone in your body.  Remember that when you are toned your skin drapes better and you are going to have far less flab and cellulite.  The skin just falls better on top of toned muscles.  If you are completely out of shape your skin tone is going to be more lax so be sure to promise yourself to work out regularly. 

This is a wonderful photograph because it shows this comparison of Marilyn with her Hollywood style voluptuous figure, and a more slender body type.  Her swimsuit is darling and covers down to the thighs in this classic vintage one piece style.  Along side her you see the slender supermodel, also looking fabulous in a vintage inspiration one piece swimsuit.  I love both of these beautiful looks and both figures look just incredible.  If you are self-conscious about plus sized thighs try out one of these vintage inspiration swimsuits that cover with a bodice that goes all the way down to the thighs.  The vintage look are both in style and slenderizing.

Beauty at any size



Whatever happened to natural beauty?  This picture of Sophia Loren in a bikini from years ago shows that even though she wore gobs of makeup and false eyelashes, she oozed a sort of natural beauty that was indescribable.  

Some say that there never was natural beauty with the old Hollywood movie stars, and that the system changed the starlet’s look long before they became stars.  I disagree as surely the stars wore makeup and got surgical enhancements from chest augmentation to rhinoplasty.  They took advantage of such things. But even with the false eyelashes and cosmetic enhancement, Loren still exuded an inspiring natural beauty and confidence that was unmatched.

50% might have been makeup and photo retouching but 50% was that she was naturally confident which is beautiful in and of itself. When it comes to looking fabulous in a swimsuit, confidence is the essential element to success.  You do not even need to see her outfit as her look says it all. She just exudes an incredible confidence and allure and of course this translates into looking incredible.

Confidence in a swimsuit

Most of what makes this swimsuit photograph of Sophia Loren so fabulous is the natural confidence that she exudes.  Such self-confidence is something to strive for when it comes to that stressful time of dealing with the summer season and barely there beach clothes.  If you actually feel great about your figure in a swimsuit, that will reflect on how well you look.  Workout, life a healthy lifestyle and take care of yourself so that you can wear summer time clothes with confidence.

Part of that natural beauty that comes from self confidence is having a good figure, but a big part is finding that swimsuit that you feel both confident and comfortable in.  If you’d like to take inspiration from this photograph, take her confident attitude with you.   She seems comfortable in her own skin and that is what makes her look so sexy.  I don’t have reference for this swimsuit, it may be lingerie not sure!

Feeling confident in a bikini



Back in the day, Natalie Wood rocked this swimsuit in this classic picture with her cutie!  For summer 2013, the one piece swimsuit is back in style!  This particular swimsuit shows how you can have a very flattering look with decent coverage.

One piece swimsuit ala Hollywood glamour

Her chest is covered, her bottom is amply covered, and any tummy pooch or love handles she’s got are going to be covered too.  Yet notice the suit still has that sexy little string going across the back.  And, it has a very moderate but sexy little scoop back as well.  This is exactly the detail you should be looking for in a one piece.  There are places where a little string flatters and you don’t need a micro bikini to accomplish that sexy little oomph.

Plenty of coverage, with little strings for femininity

The thin dainty string ties at each side of the hip can hide a wider thigh and this illusion is most welcome.  Notice also the thinner spaghetti strap on the suit which gives it a feminine overall appeal even though it really has quite a bit of body coverage.  The little strings all tie in with the sexy string across her back.  Notice the interesting textured material which is far better than the loud and obnoxious floral prints you see with many of the plus sized styles.

Overall this suit is a winner.  If you need one piece coverage be sure to look for dainty little details like the sexy spaghetti straps, tie string in the back, and thunder thigh hiding side bow ties.  You’ll be covered but still va-voom sexy in a swimsuit such as this one. 

Ultimate swimsuit buying tip

Here is the ultimate tip ladies, don’t buy a so-so swimsuit.  Keep shopping and try on 50 swimsuits if you need to, until you find that one suit that really looks the best on you.  It’s worth the suffering because you will feel that much more confident wearing it.

One piece swimsuits back in style

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