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6 Ways to Style a Black Swimsuit, According to Body Type

Take your swimsuit beyond the beach!
6 Ways to Style a Black Swimsuit, According to Body Type
IMAGE Melson Bolongaita
Take your swimsuit beyond the beach!

Body image has long been a concern for everyone, especially for girls. If you're not a size zero or if you don't have long legs, chances are you are overlooked as you don't fit the ideal form of beauty. But don't you think it's about time we abandon such ancient views?

Below, meet Preview's Girls of Summer. These are real girls blessed with different shapes and sizes who will inspire you to love your own. They are confident of their given form and they embrace who they are, including their flaws. Here they are, ready to flaunt what they've got in their swimsuits. Who's to say summer is just for skinny girls? Scroll down and learn how they styled their black swimsuits according to their body and preferences!

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Sunnies from Aldo Accessories

Belle Villanueva, Fashion designer

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Supreme Black swimsuit, P1800, Wear Sundae;  Forever 21 Pleated skirt, P1015, SM Aura; Aldo Embroidered mules, P4895, Greenbelt 5; Aldo Accessories Straw hat, P1095, Gold floral choker, P795, Greenbelt 5

Body type: Petite

Having a petite frame, Belle styled her swimsuit with a solid-colored midi skirt that added more movement, thanks to the skirt's pleats. She added a gold choker to help accentuate her neck.

Klea Pineda, Actress

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Body type: Wide hips

Klea went with a sheer overlay to provide a more delicate styling to a backless suit tucked into a patched mini skirt. She slips on a pair of metallic block heels to update the tulle fabric.

Rachelle Que, Fitness guru

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Miranda Black swimsuit, P2500, Float Swimwear; Forever 21 Thigh-high slit skirt, P1175, Straw hat, P845, SM Megamall; Aldo Strappy heels, P4895, Trinoma; Aldo Accessories Scarf, P555, Trinoma

Body type: Athletic

Rachelle opted for a maxi skirt with a thigh-high slit to show off her toned calves. She paired the bright skirt with a black suit that highlighted her shoulders and added a scarf to keep the look youthful.

Kat Gumabao, Model

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Karla Black swimsuit, P2700, Float SwimwearForever 21 Striped button down skirt, P1115, SM Aura; Aldo Strappy heels, P4295, Bonifacio High Street; Aldo Accessories Sunnies, P655, earrings, P655, Trinoma

Body type: Curvy

Kat chose a striped button-down skirt that made her look taller. She matched her plunging black swimsuit with a bright neon coverup for a pop of color.

Jodilly Pendre, Model

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Black swimsuit, Belle Villanueva; Forever 21 Drawstring shorts, P805, platform slides, P1135, SM Megamall; Aldo Accessories Earrings, P1095, Aldo Accessories


Body type: Tall

Jodilly borrowed from the boys and wore light peach drawsring shorts which she paired with a pastel blue lightweight jacket to keep the sporty theme of her collared swimsuit. She slipped on some strappy platform slides with a metallic finish that complemented her morena skin tone.

Anna Buquid, Model

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Black sweetheart swimsuit, P1800, Wear Sundae; Charles & Keith Slides, P2199, SM Aura; Forever 21 Earrings, P255, SM Megamall; Aldo Accessories Necklace, P1095, Bonifacio High Street

Body type: Slim

Anna opted to dress her black swimsuit with an '80s-themed jacket. She adorned the bold prints with chunky jewelry and fuschia slides that simply breathed life to a plain one-piece suit.

Photographed by Melson Bolongaita

Produced by Steph Sison

Art Directed by Gab Gutierrez

Makeup by Jason Delos Reyes of NARS Cosmetics and Tjhay Ordoñez

Hair by Mark Rosales and Timothy Charles Dioco