How to choose the right swimsuit for the summer

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PHOTO: Gallo images/ Getty images

Women of all shapes and sizes are experimenting with swimsuits that represent their personalities: high-waisted, tankini, two-piece or fatkini. Here are a few tips to help you look like a Baywatch babe.


  • When trying on a swimsuit, keep your underwear on for hygiene purposes.
  • Groom yourself before showing off your choice. Remove any unwanted body hair.
  • To feel comfortable, choose colours and fabrics that highlight your best features. Wear bright colours on your fave parts and solid colours to hide those you don’t like.

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  • A one-piece or high-waisted set is great if you’re not so confident of your waist. Choose one with sheer panels over your tummy or a dark, solid colour.
  • Triangular tops and halternecks draw attention to the bust.
  • A tankini is good for highlighting the waist.
  • Boy shorts tend to make your hips look wider.
  • If you have a long torso, tankinis and two-piece suits are great.
  • If you’re heavier in the chest area, there are two-piece and full-body suits available in D and F cups.


Striped Halter Bikini Set Multicolour, Lithe, R299

Cut-out Detail One-piece Black, Lithe, R229

Open Sleeveless Kaftan Black, Lithe, R99

Colour-block Bikini Set Mid-pink, No Gossip, R399

Triangle Bikini with Strap Detail Red, London Hub, R579

Triangle Bikini with Frill Trim Floral, London Hub, R579

V-neck One-piece with Frill Detail Green, Lithe, R349

Sources: Oprah, Chicago Tribune, Superbalist