6 Tips for Women with Wide Hips: Choosing a Figure Flattering Swimsuit

June 10, 2009 · 5 comments

in Fashion Tips,plus size swim-wear,plus size swimsuits

Women's Plus Size Swimwear - Carol Wior Twist Bandeau Swim Dress - Style# 91591W - Sizes 16W-24W - JUST ARRIVEDAlmost everyone feels a bit self conscious in a swimsuit. To walk out onto the beach revealing so many inches of skin you have to feel self confident. One of the best ways to boost your confidence level when wearing a swimsuit is to choose a bath suit style that really flatters you. Many women make the mistake of picking a trendy swimsuit style that does nothing to enhance their natural build or body type. Nowhere is this more true than when choosing a swimsuit for wide hips. Choosing the correct swimsuit style can help to even out a pear shaped body and give the illusion of more narrow hips. This can be a real confidence booster when you take off that beach cover up. Here’s how to choose a bathing suit for wide hips:

1. Use the Power of Color to Camouflage Wide Hips
Whether you choose a one piece swimsuit for wide hips or a bikini, the color you choose can have a big impact on how large your hips appear. Dark colors tend to make areas look smaller while light colors expand them. If you opt for a one piece swimsuit, choose one that has a dark color block around the hip area and a lighter color on top. The lighter color will call attention to the chest, waist, and shoulders while the darker color on the bottom will visually reduce the size of your hip area. You can use the same principle for a two-piece or bikini. Choose a dark color for the bottom and a light color for the bikini top. A bold graphic bikini top will also call attention to the upper half of your body and draw attention away from your wide hips.

2. Choose a Swimsuit for Wide Hips with a High Cut Leg
Another way to deal with wide hips is to choose a swimsuit that makes your legs look longer. One of the most effective ways to do this is to choose a suit with a high-cut bottom. This will visually add length to your legs, making the hip area less noticeable. A higher cut leg will also make your legs appear slimmer.

3. Choose a Swimsuit for Wide Hips with a Mini-skirt Bottom
A mini-skirted bikini bottom can be quite flattering on wide hips as long as you stay away from too much detail. Forget the ruffles on the skirt. Concentrate the ruffles on the upper half of your body to call attention away from your lower half. A simple, ruffle trimmed mini-skirted bottom in a dark color may be all that’s needed to slenderize your hips.

Women's Plus Size Swimwear - Carol Wior 3 Piece Tankini W/Brief/Skirtini - Style#90916W - Sizes 16W-24W - JUST ARRIVED4. Draw the Eye to Your Upper Half
When choosing a swimsuit for hide hips, select a swimsuit top with bold graphics or lots of pretty detailing to draw the eye upwards. Wear some fun sunglasses or a big straw hat to balance out your lower half. Add a pretty pendant on a chain that catches and reflects the light.

5. Choose a Swimsuit for Wide Hips with Diagonal Stripes
Choose a swimsuit with diagonal or vertical stripes along the sides of your torso and hip area. This will give you a natural slimming effect and can make your torso look longer and slimmer.

6. Wear a Fashionable Cover Up
One of the best ways to cover up wide hips and still look fashionable is to wrap a sarong around your bathing suit bottoms Add a pair of sandals and you’re ready for a casual lunch on the boardwalk.

Don’t forget to fake a good tan by wearing a self-tanning cream. Tan skin gives you the illusion of being slimmer and more toned. Most of all, enjoy your day at the beach!


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Billy January 4, 2010 at 5:43 am

How about women with wide hips be proud of it and quit trying to cowtow to the Hollywood image, and succumb to the so-called fashionable! Wide hips are natural and they look good and if anyone doesn’t think so they are against nature and need not even have an opinion! Maybe if you women would quit concerning yourselves with fashion to the Nth degree, some serious problems could be solved in this war-torn world we live in!

Daman January 5, 2010 at 1:54 am

I would never touch a woman if she dit not have WiDE hips! it woul be like touching a boy!
Therefor – women should do what they can to SHOW their WiDE HiPS!!! the wider hips the more feminie

Alyssa @ Femita June 25, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Actually, I came to like my wide hips after many complements by men. It hasn’t always been like that, believe me! I used to be very insecure about it, but now I tend to show them off. Thanks for this article, will be a help to many insecure women.
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Luther October 27, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Women with wide hips are very rare. It is very hard finding a woman with a smaller waist and wider hips. And let me tell you that pear shape women are the hottest things on earth. Mother nature sure has a good eye for beauty. I have hand picked some of the most beautiful wide hip women on earth. Look below


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