This Shan swimsuit found on Polyvore is Barbarella inspired and cute! With a rocker girl edge to it, the pattern is a different take on plain for sure. Notice the slenderizing way this designer Shan worked the fabric. At the outer sides along the hips the suit is black which slims the figure creating an hourglass illusion. The wide swath with the white color swirled in covers the front belly. It’s a very slenderizing look and a nice twist on a basic one piece. I love the hipster rocker, Gothic edge of this swimsuit. It is so, so far from fuddy duddy and the smart design hides a plethora of figure flaws as well!
This pattern would work nicely on a plus size women as well. The design hides fat and bulge and there is ample coverage to the legs. The black trimmed V-neck also draws eye focus upward which creates a slimming effect for bigger hips, thighs and legs. It’s very flattering. This one piece swimsuit is inspired by the Barbarella Jane Fonda look. It’s animalistic and sexy. You can find this swimsuit at the online store called Swimwear Boutique. It was posted on Polyvore because it’s a great boutique design.
Plus size women tend to believe that a solid black swimsuit is the way to go. That is not always the case however. While solid colors are slenderizing if you are very large the expanse of solid black makes the weight even more obvious! You don’t want to look like a black blob. This suit does the trick because it has coverage yet has a youthful edge to it and the color is broken up. Shan swimwear has cute styles and this one which is actually from 2010 will stay in style for 2012 and 2013.
To break up a plus size body look for suits that have nice detailing or a muted design to them. This black swimsuit with an edge is going to look far more slenderizing and fashionista than a loud plus size Hawaiian print would. Remember if you are looking for a slenderizing suit you should plan on trying on at least 30 different swimsuits before selecting one. Spend the time shopping as the right color, cut and style can make an enormous difference.