Swim season is upon us, folks. Regardless of how you might feel about all the bikini-crazed diets out there (psst, we're not huge fans), you can't deny that it's not a particularly delicious feeling when you don't love how you look in your swimsuits.
To help ease the anxiety of swimwear season, we teamed up with Everything But Water Creative Director Sabra Krock, who also happens to be one of the leading swim-fit experts in the field. She shared her pro tips for the swimsuits that look best on every body type, from athletic to curvy.
Keep scrolling to see her tips for how to choose the best swimsuit for YOUR body!
"You can accentuate a toned rear with a bottom that has a vertical seam in the middle," Krock tells us. "If you have a less curvy bottom, a boy short provides a sporty look and looks great on your shape."
"Suits that tie on the side or are ruffled at top or bottom create the illusion of curves," Krock advises. "A swimsuit bottom with less coverage will make the rear appear fuller and curvier. Bold prints and horizontal stripes also create the appearance of curves."
Nanette Lepore Classic Bra Top ($78)
Lisa Marie Fernandez Mira Ruffled Bandeau Bikini ($400)
"A bikini bottom that ties on the side or is adjustable accommodates curves while ensuring a secure fit," Krock recommends. "Play down curves where desired with dark, solid colours."
"Try a skirted bottom," Krock strongly suggest. "It's a feminine swim look that offers more coverage. For the most flattering look, a skirted bottom should hit the top portion of the thigh."
Anthropologie Mix-and-Match Adjustable Bikini ($116)
"Banded hipster bottoms lie softly on the middle and don’t pinch, so you can avoid tummy spillover on the bottom," Krock says. "High-waisted bottoms are also great for covering the tummy and are very on trend!"
Norma Kamali Printed Rash Guard and Bottoms ($330)
Mara Hoffman Harvest Classic Buister Bikini ($288)
How do YOU look your best in your swimsuit during summer? Tell us below!