Different types of (easily available) Swimwear



There are various styles of swimwear for women –  Bikini, Trikini, Burqini, Tankini, Monokini and am sure many more with various stylised version.
– Opt for swimwear which you are most comfortable in.
– Make sure that the swimwear is not too loose nor too tight.
– Select the right cut for your body type
– Select print and pattern in a way that highlight your best features
-Don’t over accessorize.
Read on the below to know what swimwear will suit your body type.

Swimwear – Monokini



Monokini is full one piece swimwear for women. They suit all body shapes & sizes with just few nuances in mind.
– Women with heavier lower body / Triangle body shape  can opt for boxer style monokini
– Women with heavier upper body / Inverted triangle body / round shape can opt for deep v necks to elongate their upper body
-Women can wear side cut out monokini to give an illusion of a waist curve and this is perfect for a rectangle body shape
There are so many well know brands in the market that sell monokinis with shaping controls, like a shape wear.
Fun Fact from WIKIPEDIA : The monokini, designed by Rudi Gernreich in 1964, consisting of only a brief, close-fitting bottom and two thin straps, was the first women’s topless swimsuit. His revolutionary and controversial design included a bottom that “extended from the midriff to the upper thigh”

Swimwear Tankini


In simpler terms, a tankini is a slightly bit conservative version of a bikini 🙂

– A Tankini is a cross between Bikini and Monokini. This type of swimwear will have a tank top, singlet, vest like top and a bikini bottom.
– Tankinis are favorite amongst women with Diamond Body Shape, Round Body Shape,  or any sort of midriff variation.
Rectangular body shape women, can wear tankinis in two blocks of colour to give an illusion of waist.

Coverups for Swimwear


So the swimwear is on, now what… Whether you are enjoying the pool or beach but from the changing room to the pool, do you just walk in your swimwear, well you can but coverups look glam and sexy.

There are various styles of Coverups. You can opt for Shirt dresses, Kaftans, Sarongs, tunics, kurtas, etc…

They up your style game but can also make you look messy if not coordinated well with the swimwear.

For every type of swimwear, one requires a different type of coverup. Also, keep in mind the location and the people around, there is a difference between a pool party and vacation at the beach. A pool party might require a more well-coordinated coverup with accessories, whereas a beach vacation can be a shirt dress thrown over the swimsuit.


Swimwear for Rectangle Body Shape



Rectangular Body Shapehave a straight body line. Create a faux waistline with the swimwear silhouette.
1. Wear swimwear that has a predefined waistline.
2. Invest in swimwear that highlights the balanced upper body and lower body, and give an illusion of a waist curve
3. Belted, curved or illusion swimwear works very well for this shape.
4. A bikini works well for this body as it adds some curve to the body.
5. Opt for a block of colors to make the bust and bottom stand out.
Read here for Kaftans for Swimwear

Pants for Triangular Body Shape


We discussed in Triangular Body Shape , that the main aim for this shape while dressing is to take attention away from lower body i.e. hips & thighs.


  1. The suggested types of trousers are Straight fit pants, Side zipper pants, self print / micro prints pants.
  2. Avoid very fitted pants for large size triangle, if you are a small to medium body size, you can opt for narrow fits.
  3. A pro tip is that if your trosurs have side pockets than, you can get those pockets stiched so that it wont flap out when you wear the trouser.
  4. With this body shape the chances are high that the waist of trouser will be smaller and hip / thigh will be bigger. In this case buy the bigger size and get your waist altered.

Read about Jackets, Dresses, Skirts & Tops for a Triangular Body shape for more styling tips