How to Find the Swimsuit
that Best Suits You

Women's Swimwear at Garnet Hill

It’s nearly swimsuit season again, and this year you could go with the standard (and forever fabulous) basic black swimsuit, or try something completely new. We encourage you to embrace the season (and every beach day you can get) with an attention-grabbing new style from a designer you’ve never tried or the latest in color and print from the Garnet Hill Signature collection.

THE HOURGLASS SHAPE
Have fun with design and celebrate your curves with an alluring neckline and a classic cut. Think retro, bombshell one-piece to flaunt your beautiful shape, or sharpen the silhouette with ruched details, durable fabrics, and added support.

THE ATHLETIC SWIMMER
Think soft and feminine. Sweet shades and pretty prints soften the figure. Angled stripes are your friend, enhancing your shape and accentuating curves. Don’t be afraid to show off all that hard work you’ve done in the gym. Or pick something sporty and impactful, like a rashguard and bikini bottom. They provide worry-free coverage for all the season’s sports and activities.

FOR TUMMY CONTROL
You could wear solids and black all the time, but that’s no fun. Go bright and graphic with structured fabrics and camouflaging details. Ruching is our secret master of disguise; soft gathers down the sides and at the waist conceal and flatter any shape. Ruffles and embellishment down the front divide your middle and elongate your torso to make you look sleek and lean.

SMALLER ON TOP
Strategically placed ruffles, prints, and embellishment command the eye, creating the illusion you desire. A lively print will not only disguise padding, but it’s a sure way to amp up your shape. Embellished necklines can give the illusion of cleavage. Use stripes, contour lines, and color-blocking wisely to accentuate your assets.

LARGER ON TOP
Halter styles provide lift and coverage in a chic way. A great print will highlight your overall look, and if you have a slim waist, draping and embellishment in the middle will further balance your shape and form. A racerback or jog-bra-style top is also a good choice for maximum support.

CURVY ON BOTTOM
Your swim style can give you coverage where you desire it most. High-waist bottoms and embellishments draw the eyes up. Keep a close eye on the proportions of your top to keep the look balanced. Strategically placed stripes across the top of a one-piece can also enhance your proportions. And never underestimate the power of dark-colored boy-short bottoms.

TALL GODDESSES
You can never wear too strong a pattern. Stick with a bikini or a maillot in a bold print. A solid one-piece will only highlight the length of your torso. Thoughtful design elements like crisscross straps are supportive and can show off your beautiful back.

PETITE PROPORTIONS
Subtle embellishments, a little sporty trim, and/or well-placed cutouts elongate your shape and show just the right amount of skin. To make a bold statement, add a vibrant pop of color that stands out from the crowd. Pick suits with delicate details so the designs won’t overwhelm your figure. Steer clear of precious florals and polka dots; they’re too cutesy and will put your look in the kid zone.

What’s your new favorite style? What are your tricks for mastering the art of finding a great suit? Shop the complete swim collection including cover-ups, sandals, and accessories.

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