The right bikini tops for you
When summer is on the way, you'll need to grab some bikini tops! Cute, fun styles are a great way to look hot on the beach. The first thing to think about is how much support you'll need. If you've got a larger bust, then a simple halter with triangles may not cut it. Instead, look for a style with padded cups that will give you some uplift. Ideally, it should also have some kind of fastening at the back, rather than just a knot. If you've got a smaller chest, then you can go for a skimpier style. Triangular styles are made for girls like you! Remember to consider whether you'll be going into the water, too. If you'll be swimming or visiting a water park, you'll definitely need a more supportive bikini.
Swimsuit tops when you're feeling self-conscious
If you're nervous about showing your body in a bikini top, then you could always opt for a tankini or long-line style. This will cover up a bit more of your stomach, which can be a problem area for a lot of girls. Worried about your shoulders and small bust? Choose bikini tops with thin straps. This will minimize a pair of broad shoulders, while a bandeau top will help create the illusion of curves if you're naturally rectangular. If you're busty, avoid bandeaux, which won't flatter you; stick to defined, separate cups. These will support your bust but, depending on the style, won't necessarily show off too much cleavage.
Creating style with your bikini tops and bottoms
Remember, your swimsuit top is only half the story. Think about the part of the body where you want to draw the eye. If you prefer your lower half, then keep your bikini top simple and choose a daringly high-cut pair of bottoms. On the other hand, if you're less confident about your hips, you'll want to draw the eye upward. A good way to do this is with extra detail on your swimsuit top: Look for bikinis with ruffles, extra ties, or metallic accents. Don't make the mistake of thinking that a bikini always has to match. For a fun, playful look, wear a print on one half and a complementary solid colour on the other. It's a good idea to stick with the print on the part of the body that you're more confident about, to draw more attention.