There are many reasons our bellies can change shape or get bigger, from a little weight gain to genetics, having children, some health conditions and even taking certain types of medication. We've been helping women find their perfect swimsuit for more than 11 years and we know that for a lot of ladies, concerns about their bellies stop them from living their best summer life. In fact, tummy taming swimsuits are the most common 'figure fix' our customers ask us for!
We love helping you find a swimsuit that flatters your figure and makes you feel confident. A rounder tummy needs summer clothing and swimwear that will help to create the illusion of a waist, skim not cling and detract with prints and cleverly crafted features. Swimwear with tummy controlling power netting is handy too!
Look for swimwear with ruching, ruffles, flounces and diagonal lines. Ruffles, I hear you say? Let me explain.
Ruching about the belly is your best friend, as are prints. Anything flat or 'mono-toned' will show the lumps and bumps more. Styles that feature details that cinch a little and meet at the natural waist are a winner.
When it comes to ruffles, the other round tummy wonder is the tiered one piece or tankini. Don't ask us how, but they just work – something to do with the diagonal lines they create.
Panels, particularly side panels, will help to create a curve and visually restore a waist. While THE most popular swimsuit style here at Sequins and Sand is the Flouncy which does what it says, flounces over the belly without any cling but nicely firm about the hips for a little shape.
The Crossover style with its diagonal lines works like a wrap dress does. It visually elongates as it helps to reclaim a waist. If you have a fuller bust as well, this is definitely a hot contender.
For clothing, look for a classic, mostly up and down, shift cut. Tunics do this well. They skim and won't cling. Kaftans do this too as their seams are sewn typically straight up and down. Just avoid those with excess 'wings'. Look for fine fabrics with great drape to minimise this. If a kaftan is belted, then consider tying it loosely to the back to fold those 'wings' away. Empire lines that fall from under the bust will work well too. Just make sure they aren't too full as they fall as that will create extra unwelcome bulk.
Go get 'em!
Anita & The Girls xx
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