Caprice shares her top tips for buying swimwear

Caprice shares her top tips for buying swimwear

Summer holidays are in full swing and at FemaleFirst we know the stresses of shopping for the perfect swimwear. Fear not, we’ve caught up with Caprice Bourret, CEO & designer of By Caprice Swim to answer our common conundrums, so you can shop in confidence….

Now let shopping commence! 

Common conundrum: How do I know I’ve bought the correct cup size for my swimsuit or bikini? 

“Sizing differs from brand to brand so it is important you measure yourself correctly when making a new purchase” says Caprice.

“Don’t forget band size is also an important factor!

At By Caprice for instance we have an easy reference guide, which most brands should provide.

In simple terms, if your bra leaves red marks or it feels just too uncomfortable the chances are you’re wearing the wrong size.”

Common conundrum: What size suits best if I am top heavy?

“There are a number of styles and clever tricks that can help flatter your figure if you are top heavy”, says Caprice

For instance, opt for a V-Neck to show just the right amount of cleavage and elongate your figure.

Another trick is opting for a thicker halter neck style bikini top to secure your assets in place” says Caprice

Underwired cups will also add extra support but if you don't like underwire buy a bikini with a thick supportive band instead”

BY CAPRICE, 'Zebrano' bikini, £51 (ASOS exclusive)

Common conundrum: Help, I have a big bum….

Don’t panic, if your lower half is a little larger, simply camouflage your trouble spots by concealing hips and thighs in full-coverage briefs, hipsters or high-waisted shorts. Also try and draw attention to your top half with cleavage detailing, padded cups and halter neck straps” says Caprice.

BY CAPRICE, 'Dolce Vita' Bikini £48

Common conundrum: Help, I am conscious of my tummy, what are the best style solutions for me?

There are a number of confidence-boosting styles that you can try, reach for a high-waisted bikini bottom, a belted swimsuit, and contoured styles to give the appearance of a flatter tummy, says Caprice

BY CAPRICE, Moonlight monikini, £39,

Common conundrum: What should I opt for if I have a petite frame?

“There are a number of clever style solutions if you have a petite frame, says Caprice.

Shop for swimwear that has twisting or ruching on the top to give the appearance of a full look”

Striking prints and halter neck designs will also give the illusion of curves and will draw the eyes to your hips.

BY CAPRICE, 'American Party' bikini, £48 (ASOS exclusive)

Common conundrum: HeIp, I am conscious of my arms, how can I cover them up?

A chic kaftan or kimono will cover your arms and ensure you are beach body confident this summer, says Caprice

Common conundrum: What do I buy for broad shoulders?

If you have an athlete frame, shop for a halter neck style to soften the shoulder to the neckline, says Caprice 

BY CAPRICE, Wonderous Star bikini, £47

Femalefirst Taryn Davies

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