With the scorching heat and summer in full swing you may not be able to avoid a pool. One way or another, some how some way, someone is going to get you into a pool or beach situation where you are going to be subjected to wearing a bathing suit. Never fear! If you are self-conscious about your body in a bathing suit there are certain styles out there that can flatter your figure, flaws and all.

Hide love handles

If your body flaw includes love handles you can utilize these helpful tips to find the swimsuit that minimizes chubby hips. First of all, you may want to go with the classic and versatile one piece swimsuit for this problem. While the color needn’t be jet black, you may want to stick to a darker color as that does help make you look slender.

Look for an inner panel design

One excellent trick for hiding your love handles is to look for the swimsuit that has an inner panel or seam running down the both sides of the front of the swimsuit.   As you can see from this wonderful example, seams/bolts run vertically and curve in and out at the waist. Visually, they turn love handles into curves by having the seam scoop in at the waistline.

Create a visual balance up top

Another tip for minimizing love handles is to look for a top that creates a visual balance. This top for example, has the ruffles and sexy bandeau. Your eyes get drawn upward to the top, and guess what, this means attention is diverted away from the swimsuit bottoms and your hips.  This bait and switch is going to you the illusion of a curvy, well balanced silhouette.

Remember, to hide love handles try a classic one piece, deeper colors, look for inner panels, and be sure the top creates a visual attraction. Fabric is important too here, because you want a supportive Lycra that offers some support and control. You may have to pay a little more for a swimsuit with quality fabric, construction, and design, but your figure will thank you for it. Fight for your right to have fun in the sun by finding that swimsuit that flatters your figure and boosts your confidence.

Love handles



Don’t you just love this gorgeous swimsuit and kaftan coverup?  Wow this is really gorgeous.  By Sauvage Swimwear designer, this is called the Sumatra red silk kaftan.  I located this swimsuit and kaftan at online swimsuit store Kayokoko Swimwear.  Just gorgeous.


kaftan are no longer what they used to be. They used to be moo-moos that the old ladies wore. Not anymore. These newer fashionable kaftans are absolutely gorgeous. Instead of jeans, sweats, or t-shirt as a coverup, these fashionable robes are silky and feminine. The give a soft, tasteful look to the swimsuit and cover a plethora of flaws. For one thing, they help to cover heavier arms as well as a larger rear end.

Big shoulders greatly benefit from this type of look. You cannot hide broad shoulders with just a swimsuit, but you can hide them with a kaftan like this. If you have a broad shoulder or top-heavy body then you should definitely try a soft, flowing kaftan to offset that more masculine look. I guarantee that this will make the most of your figure.


This swimsuit set is adorable. The robe matches the bikini and the bikini itself has an expensive looking print. Note the cute bead detailing at the top. This is a signature of Sauvage Swimwear. Their swimsuits always go above and beyond with special detailing that just doesn’t come with the average swimsuit that you find in the department store. These details make a swimsuit look like a standout and reflect the quality and care taken in the construction.

Adorable Sauvage swimwear bikini, and a demonstration of how a kaftan can cover flaws and add to the feminine charm of your swimsuit. Love!

Women’s Swimsuit and coverups for broad shoulders



Are you wondering how to get that luxury look that radiates beauty and inspires confidence in a mature woman?  There is a trick to this look and this wonderful swimsuit photograph shows the essence of it.  Keep reading for the secret to that glamour girl mature style that makes you look like a goddess woman.

Upscale resort swimwear style

For a sophisticated, sexy and undeniably gorgeous look here is the trick.  You are going to want to select a bikini or one piece that has more coverage than usual, such as the one you see here.  Notice that this is not a string, skimpy swimsuit.  A glamour swimsuit is bulkier and has way more material than that.  This is the first trick to the cruise-ship or upscale resort look.

You need to find that swimsuit that is a work of art.  It should incorporate chic decorated embellishments such as rhinestone or fabric enhancements that coax the movie star look out of the swimsuit.  Here are some hints for ultra classy swimsuits.

Cross over bikini tops

OK so you realize to get more coverage not less.  Next, you are going to look for sultry styles.  That means that the top will have some unique criss-cross design or long ties, cross-overs by the fabric and luxurious two-tone color combinations or expensive looking fabric.

Belted bikini bottoms

This goes true for the bottoms of the bikini as well.  Notice on this bikini she has the interesting ruche top with the intricate cross over.  Now look at the bottoms.  You are going to want some sort of fold, braided waist band, belt, or other luxurious touch.  Voila!  You look like a sexy sophisticated woman.  Remember, more fabric, more coverage, but luxurious details from folds to ruching to belts and cross-overs.

Glamour girl makeup

Lastly, to complete the look that works at trendy pool parties, cruise ship decks, upscale resorts and beach hot spots, you are going to have to put some makeup on.  Your makeup is going to a little lighter but just as glamorous as what you would wear to the night club.  It’s night club meets sunbathing – that’s the secret to the glamour girl million dollar look.  Try it!


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