How to Find The Right Swimsuit
Regardless whether or not the clouds in your area put a damper on your plans last weekend, there’s a clear message the start of June brings: it’s time to break out your bathing suit. With so many styles of swimsuits to choose from, women have plenty of tricks to flatter their shapes. Even with fewer styles, guys have options as well, says the Men’s Health fashion director, Brian Boye. Before you slip on the same old board shorts or buy a new version of your trunks, check out some of his tips on picking the right suit for your shape.
Tall: If you’re over 6 feet tall, the key is maintaining proportions. Look for a suit that hits slightly above the knee to balance out your long legs. Anything shorter might make you look like you’re wearing old trunks from summer camp. Get some ideas on the latest styles:
Short: Stay away from anything that falls too low on your leg. Your goal is to look taller, so anything that hits about mid-though will do the trick. As for patterns, steer clear of horizontal stripes, which subtract inches from your height. Opt for vertical ones, which will elongate your frame.
Lean: There’s nothing wrong with being on the lean side, though a swimsuit doesn’t leave as many places to add bulk. An above-the-knee board short will suit you well, as long as the legs are not too full on your slender frame. Also, try a bolder print, which will add the illusion of girth (something no woman on this list – or anywhere — ever asks for).
Husky: Make the most of your frame by showing off your legs. A shorter trunk (a little higher than mid thigh is a good gauge) will showcase your assets and move attention away from your belly. Since elastic waistbands only cinch your midsection, a board short waist will keep your profile smooth. Finally, a solid color suit in a shade not too far from your own (note: neons are out) will create a more flattering silhouette. Don’t forget your sunglasses
Wish they had the a category for short, stout, balding.