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At cocolush.com we love to accessorize, to fell pretty and fell good about our self’s; but when it comes to decisions making we have, on occasions, found ourselves dwelling over what to buy. Choosing the correct colours and style can be difficult sometimes especially if you are buying it online.

To help you with your buying and to make sure you look your very best when choosing something at our store we put together a shape and colour guide in order to help you to select the perfect product. Whether it is a treat for you or a gift for someone special we hope our tips make your browsing easier.

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  • CHOOSING SWIMWEAR

I want a new bikini to match my body shape!

Long Torso

Short Torso

Large Bust

Small Bust

Square Waist

Hourglass

Chunky Hips

Heavy Bottom

Fitting tip: Bikini Bottom X Bikini Top

Express guide to buying a new bikini

How to choose a good quality bikini?

 

  • CHOOSING ACCESSORIES

What colour should I choose?

I want it with a meaning!

I want a statement piece.

 

          I want a new bikini to match my body shape!

If the thought of shopping for a flattering bikini makes you cringe, we're here to offer some help. If you thought bikinis are only for perfect bodies, think again! The fact is every girl can look good in bikinis that are chosen correctly to flaunt what she has got, and mask what she has not. We are all self-conscious about some part of our figure, so no matter it's too-wide hips, that tummy flab or a flat chest, all you need to do is shop with our tips to hand to find the bikini style that flatters your shape most.

 

 

 

Long Torso

- Opt for one-piece suit or tankini with high cut leg to create the illusion of a shorter torso and longer legs.
- Try horizontal stripes and patterns across the waist to makes a long torso looks more proportionate.
- Cut-out designs visually break up the torso area.
- Go wild with the embellishments at the hips and bust line. Rings, jewels, ties and bows are all a good option.
- Avoid high-neckline one-pieces and styles with vertical stripes. Those make the torso look longer.

 

 Short Torso

- A solid colour bottom bikini with a printed top will draw the eye upward and give you a longer look.
- One piece plunging neckline create a continual long silhouette and have a torso-lengthening effect.
- Play up your figure by finding a suit that is cut high on the thigh and bikini with bottoms that sit low on the hips add length to a short torso.
- Vertical stripes and patterns visually lengthen the body.
- Embellished or printed tops with solid bottoms draw the eye up and create a longer look.
- Avoid boy shorts, skirted bikinis, suits with horizontal-stripe designs on the waist area and high-cut bikini bottoms. They draw the eye downward and can make you look shorter.

 

 Large Bust

- Halter neck tops will offer you a better bust support.
- Opt for tops with wider straps and underneath bust band.
- A dark, plain bikini top and a lighter or printed bottom draw attention away from the upper torso.
- Bikini bottoms with detail and print helps draw the eye down.
- Embellishments below the chest (e.g. ruffles, shirring) help deemphasize the bust area.
- Avoid strapless bandeaus and triangle bikini tops, which don't offer the support you need.


 

Small Bust

- Opt for padded and or underwire tops to create a fuller cleavage.
- Bold print tops will help to maximize a small bust.
- Tops with adjustable straps that tie behind the neck and around the back can be tighten and adjust to help fill out the top line.
- Opt for textured details at the top, such as ruffles, smocking, appliqués and embroidery.

 

 

Square Waist

- Belted bottom enhances curves and creates the look of a defined waist.
- Add some illusion at the hips with rings, ruffles, bows and belted waistline.
- nOne piece cut-out designs will give the appearance of a whittled middle.
- Opt for embellished sets - embroidery, appliqués, mocking and ruffles.
- Create curves by wearing high-on-the-thigh cut.
- Avoid solid colours and vertical stripes, which will only make your figure look straighter.

 

Hourglass

The hourglass figure is said to be the perfect womanly form. You are all in proportion and many believe that this is the sexiest and most desired shape.
You have curves in the right places and your upper half is well in proportion with your bottom half. Your body was made for a two piece bikini!
Even if you have a fuller hourglass figure you sill could opt for a two piece set as it will look beautiful with your well proportioned body. You might prefer something less revealing and if so go for higher waist brief sets and opt for sarongs, skirts or kaftans. Splash out!

 

 

Chunky Hips

- Tankinis and one-pieces with a high Lycra content will offer better tummy control. 10 to 15% Lycra is a good option.
- High-waist briefs are more forgiving on a less-than-toned midsection.
- One-piece suits with ruches or gathers along the waist work wonders at disguising tummy bulges.
- Diagonal lines or designs and chevron patterns visually slim the waist.
- Avoid horizontal stripes that add width to the waistline and too-tight bottoms.

 

 

Heavy Bottom

- Opt for darker coloured briefs. Combined with lighter coloured or print tops will help to draw the eye up.
- High cut leg bottom lengthens the legs and has a slimming effect.
- Sporty boy-shorts will add coverage while stylish and comfortable.
- Avoid bottoms with prints or ruffles that draw unwanted attention to the hip area.

 

 

 

 

          Bikini Bottom X Bikini Top  

A good bikini bottom should hug your body gently and sit firmly in place. The brief should stretch a bit once on and hug your figure nicely - without strangling of course - but without creating any drapes. In fact it should not sag around the bottom at all. This way it will not only look nicer but it will prevent it from moving once you dive.

Bikini tops can be trickier especially if they are triangle tops set on a string. Those can move as they run loose over the tie back traps. If this is your favourite style you just have to keep an eye on your top part and make sure you check them before you come out of the pool. 

           Express guide to buying a new bikini

Choose a dark swimsuit if you have wide hips, a large bust or carry a few extra pounds on your stomach. Light colours tend to draw attention to these areas, while dark colours tend to minimize the visual impact of extra weight. As a matter of fact, the perfect swimsuit in this situation would be light-coloured on top, while being dark-coloured on the bottom. This is a great way of masking an oversized derriere. Another great way to make hips appear slimmer is by making your legs appear longer. You accomplish this by choosing a bathing suit that has high-cut leg openings.

Accessorize with a necklace to help draw attention to your face or kaftans.

No matter what your body type is tunics are a great way to cover up. If you are curvy choose one with embellishment around the neck. Is chick and will help you fell confident on the beach over the summer!

 

          How to choose a good quality bikini?

 

A good quality bikini is usually fully lined and is made of good quality Lycra or spandex material. It not only hugs your figure better but also avoids unwanted sand getting where it shouldn’t. Most important of all it will stop the set from getting transparent and revealing what should be kept hidden.

All our suits are lined and this specification can be double checked while reading products description.

If you are looking to minimize flabby areas choose swimming suits with a composition of at least 15% spandex.

 

 

          What colour should I choose?

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          I want it with a meaning!

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          I want a statement piece.

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