If your shoulders, waist and hips fall roughly under the same measurement marks, then you’ve got a straight or an athletic body type. The goal now is to play up your assets with styles that flaunt your frame. To enhance the minimal curves you have, go for suits that have interesting cut-outs and low-coverage bottoms that will create the look of a plump derrière. Also, suits with bold prints, ruffles and embellishments are your best bet when it comes to creating a fuller look. The added intrigue from busy designs adds dimension to straight figures.
To make shopping easier for you, here are our picks:
Melrose bikini, P1900, BEYOND THE BEACH, beyondthebeachph.com
Tie-side bikini bottoms enhance your curves.
Candice Lace bikini, P10,500, BOOM SASON, boomsason.com
This embellished teeny bikini adds more definition to create a more rounded shape.
Uni-strap one-piece suit with cutout, P599, SPRING FLING, zalora.com.ph
A strategically placed cutout help create the illusion of curves.
Holly pom-pom bikini bandeau set, P2280, CESA, cesaph.com
Frills at the top and a string bikini creates the illusion of killer curves.
Super high cut one-piece, P2837, SUNDAE, wearsundae.com
A lengthening high cut leg and cheeky bottoms make for a fuller rear view.
Triangle bikini top, P899; Cut-out bottom, P599, H&M, SM Megamall
Play up your curves with interesting cuts.
Deep plunging strappy back one-piece, P1299, SHAPES AND CURVES, zalora.com.ph
Create the illusion of pin-up proportions with a strappy suit.
Bikini top, P950; bikini bottom, P900, DAY LILY, shopdaylily.com
Keep the cuts of your bikini interesting for some added dimension.
Green Leopard bikini top, P2725; bikini bottom, P2385, TOPSHOP, Robinson's Galleria
Interesting print, bold color, and a cheeky bottom—all the elements to create a perfect swimsuit for athletic body types.
V-neck swimsuit, P1490, H&M, Robinson's Magnolia
Animal prints are so hot this summer.