Speedo swimsuit for all shapes!
Wednesday 03 March 2010
Sporting swimwear is the closest many of us will come to being naked in public.
So if we’re gonna flash the flesh at the poolside, it would be nice if we could get our hands on made-to-measure swimsuits that help us look our very best.
Well, we’re in luck, ladies, as the famous swimwear brand Speedo has just launched the chic 'Shapeline' range of swimsuits that accommodates for individual women's shapes.
Even better, the panneled sections make the onepieces look like the infamous designer 'bandage dress'!
Speedo updated the traditional 60 years old size grading system by scanning the bodies of 5,400 women and created three new categories of women's shapes.
These are Bottom Hourglass, Hourglass and Top Hourglass - which, in layman's terms means that you're either top-heavy, have equal measurements for bust and hips or are a little big bigger on your bottom half than on top.
Speedo found that 95% of women fell into these categories and have kindly developed costumes that will flatter each of these shapes:
THE BUST SHAPER FOR TOP HOURGLASS WOMEN:
For the ladies amongst you who have big boobs, this costume is flattering up top, while also balancing the figure. The cup-sized inner bra gives lift and definition. Celebrity Top Hourglasses include the gorgeous Holly Willoughby and Cheryl Cole.
'Real woman' Susan Crighton models the Bust Shaper.
THE WAIST SMOOTHER FOR HOURGLASS WOMEN:
Whether you have a straight or hourglass figure, this swimsuit draws attention to the centre of your body for a shape that has same-size measurements for boobs and hips, like curvy Kelly Brook or athletic Cameron Diaz.
A V-necked bust line and inner bra provides extra definition.
'Real woman ' Tonia Brundell models the Waist Smoother.
THE TUMMY AND HIP SCULPTOR FOR BOTTOM HOURGLASS WOMEN:
This one is for pear-shaped women. The slightly padded bra balances the figure by emphasising the top half of the suit. Famous 'bottom hourglasses' are Beyonce, Lily Allen and Kimberley Walsh.
'Real woman' Joy Parkes models the Tummy and Hip Sculptor.
Visit http://www.speedo.co.uk to check out more swimsuit styles.
By Anisa Kadri