6 Swimwear Styles For Your Body Shape From Homegrown Brands Align Swim, Pinksalt, Haikini & More
When you’re living in a tropical city-state like Singapore, it’s hot girl summer all year round—and we’re not just talking about the namesake song title by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.
If you’re all about having fun and living your best life on your next staycation (or vacation), here are the best homegrown swimwear brands to invest in for your body shape. Flattering yet stylish, these pieces will take you from the beach club to the restaurant in no time—just throw on a sarong skirt or a pair of breezy, linen pants.
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#1 Pear shape:
For ladies who’re curvy at the hips and thighs but small on top, try swimwear styles that give your body a more balanced sense of proportion.
Draw attention to your top with details like ruffles or a plunging neckline like this K.Blu Nonya Halter Bikini, made from recyclable fabric Carvico Vita. The bra straps can be worn normally or crossed for a push-up effect, while the high-waisted bottom provides a tummy-flattening look.
Photo from Pinksalt
#2 Hourglass shape:
Those who’re well-endowed with a full bust, hips, thighs, and butt can accentuate their curves with a one-piece suit like the Pinksalt Toni Flower Press One Piece.
Get ample support with the bodysuit-like design that hugs your curves in all the right places. Made with sustainable techno fabric VITA PL by Carvico, the toga swimsuit is fully lined and has removable padding.
Photo from Haikini
#3 Athletic shape:
If you’ve got an athletic body shape that’s straight up and down with fewer curves, look for swimwear with lesser coverage to create the illusion of a shapelier figure.
The Haikini Cordelia bikini set features a pretty tie-dye print, along with a sports bra-like support and adjustable cross-back ties.
Photo from Align Swim
#4 Small bust:
Align Swim Renee Top & Bottom, from S$75
Smaller on top or wearing an A or B cup? Ladies with a smaller chest require less support and can play around with more bikini styles with embellishments and patterns to create the apppearance of a larger chest.
Made from regenerated nylon fabric Econyl, the Renee top and matching bottom from Align Swim has frills trimming down the straps, along with a hardware clasp.
Photo from YeoMama Batik
#5 Large bust:
YeoMama Batik Moondust Top & Bottom, from S$40
To support ample cleavage, go for swimwear with underwire or moulded cups. Alternatively, try activewear-inspired pieces like YeoMama Batik’s Moondust top and bottom, which is designed for comfort and style thanks to a sheer mesh high neck design.
Featuring a batik mega mendung print and paired with a high-waisted bottom, the swimwear creates the illusion of a smaller waist.
Photo from Funfit
#6 Tummy concealing:
Funfit Sweetheart Halter One Piece, S$39.90
We’re all for flaunting and loving your body as it is, but if a bit of extra coverage gives you that confidence boost, then one-piece swimsuits are perfect.
This retro-inspired Sweetheart halter silhouette from Funfit trims the waist by drawing attention to the neckline, creating the look of a slimmer figure.
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