A monokini, or a one-piece swimsuit is one of the most common types of swimwear in the market, second only to its more famous cousin, the bikini. While the bikini may be a more popular fashion choice for young women and teenagers, it is not often a good choice for people who may be shy or have insecurities about their bodies for whom it may be way too revealing and very inappropriate for everyday wear. If you are worried about how to make a monokini work and look alluring on your body type when you are shopping for swimwear, here is a guide for the types of monokinis that can suit different body types.
However, this is a general guide and the cardinal rule for choosing any swimwear is to find something you are comfortable in and that you feel good in. There are no hard and fast rules, so you can just have fun with your choice.
Slender body types
Slender body types, while in theory are the idealized body types in fashion can actually be problematic to shop for as an ill-fitted monokini can make you look boxy and flat. The best way to work around the problem of not having any definition to your body is by adding definition by tricking the eyes. You can experiment with ones that have a higher slit on the sides or panels cut out that draws the attention to the bust areas and the hip areas you want to emphasize. Flattering necklines can also add an illusion of definition that can work especially well with these body types.
Pear body types
If your hip is unbalanced with your bust and waist, you need to draw attention away from the bottom and make the eye catch at the top half of your body to make it seem like your body is more balanced at the top. Choose sporty one-piece swimsuits that feature a patterned bust and a solid bottom or detailing on the top. Sporty swimsuits are generally made of neoprene that can shape your hips and make them look smaller and more compact. Scoop neck busts can accentuate the bust.
Apple body types
For women with ampler busts and smaller hips and waist, a good idea is to opt for exactly the opposite pattern as the above body type, that is, with detailing on the bottom and solid colors on the bust. A spring suit can be a good idea for these body types since they have beautiful patterns that can make the hips and waist look more accentuated and balanced with the rest of your body. Panel details at the hips or waist can also draw attention to these areas and make them look more proportioned.
Hourglass body types
With an hourglass body type, you want to show off the curves of your body whilst paying attention to the level of support you have for your bust region, making the monokini or sporty one-piece swimsuits absolutely the best option for you since these tend to be catered towards optimizing support for the assets and can help to prevent any types of malfunctions.
A monokini can look just as alluring as a bikini and can be a more comfortable and low-maintenance option if you are not that comfortable in a bikini. Experiment with different colors and patterns to find the best option for you!
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