Hitting the beach or the pool this weekend? Add a style statement by slipping a glamorous coverup over your favorite swimwear. Here, the best ones out now that will flatter your sexy body shape.
If you’re a Ruler, create curves with a romper.
Boyish frames should look for pieces with ultra-feminine frills, like ruffles, lace or eyelet fabrics to play up your girly side.
If you’re Hourglass or Triangle, minimize hips with an embellished kaftan.
A wide boat neckline reveals a sliver of your sexy shoulders and décolletage. With the embellishments on top, all eyes are drawn upwards and away from a curvier bottom half.
Go for a flared style that skims over (not hugs) your thighs—one that falls gently away from the body without adding extra bulk. A floaty, silky fabric in a watercolor-washed print also helps create a slimming optical illusion. Trust me, no one will notice your bottom half in this gorgeous Swarovski-crystal encrusted kaftan.
If you’re a Circle, slim your middle with an open, waist-tie kaftan.
Here’s the trick to creating the illusion of a tiny waist: Go for open-fronted, loosely-tied kaftans. Side gathered, waist-cinching styles help hint at a natural waistline. You can also slip on coverups with a deep V neckline, which points down towards the center of your body, drawing attention away from the sides.
If you’re Hourglass or Inverted Triangle, downplay a fuller top half with a V-neck shift dress coverup.
It’s all about balancing your top half. Deep V-necks allow for just enough beach-bronzed skin to show. Don’t go for high necklines, as they’ll over-emphasize your bust, and look for styles with longer length or bell-shape sleeves, to naturally draw the eye outwards, bringing a beautiful balance and proportion to your body. Flared styles or fluted hemlines downplay a fuller bust.
A cover-up that’s flattering on all figures
Want to look sensational in an instant? Try a printed sarong that’s so right for any and all body shapes. With sarongs and pareos, you can tie or twist them any way you please. I always cinch them just at the top of the hipline to create a trimmer waist. Also, tie them slightly off-center—an insider style secret to create the illusion of a skinnier torso.