18 May 2016
Buying for your Body Shape
As we all know, Melissa is a pro when it comes to all things fit-orientated and as swimwear season approaches we thought it was the perfect time to get the bikini queen herself to dish the details on what she thinks works best for different shapes!
Whether you're tall or short, straight up and down or curvy - regardless of your body type, Melissa has advice on how best to dress for the beach and what celebrities you can take style inspiration from when planning your holiday wardrobe - it's like having your own swimwear stylist!
"To make the most of the Pear features I’d recommend for women to wear a bandeau style bikini top, or a triangle if you feel your bust can balance-out your lower half enough, depending on your levels of confidence any amount of coverage over the bottom will do and its best to stick to a brief style. My top tip would be to make sure the bottoms fit well - there’s nothing worse than getting a size too small and getting fat bulges above and below the fabric!"
Celebrity Examples - Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira
Melissa Odabash options – Argentina Swimsuit, Martinique Bikini or Tulum Sports Luxe Bikini
"Usually this figure is down to either being naturally slim or quite athletic – physically it includes a straighter torso, along with narrower hips. My top tip is to go for over the shoulder styles as this can help to create the illusion of a fuller bust thanks to the bralette style, you can also play around with more adventurous styles and show of your honed figure – tie side bottoms can also help to create the illusion of a curvier hip area."
Celebrity Examples: Cara Delevingne, Cameron Diaz and Keira Knightly
Melissa Odabash options – Jamaica Swimsuit, Marbella Bikini and Antigua Sports Luxe Bikini
"Unfortunately for the rest of us, the women lucky enough to have this body shape are completely blessed when it comes to bikini shopping. The Hourglass shape is all about all the curves and them fortunately being in all the right places – boobs and bum, so pretty much any style looks great and anyone with this body shape will be the talk of the beach. I’d say a classic triangle top and tie-side bottom will always flaunt this figure to the max."
Celebrity Examples: Kim Kardashian, Sophia Vergara and Marilyn Monroe
Melissa Odabash options – Casablanca Swimsuit, Miami Bikini, Zuma Sports Luxe Swimsuit
"This shape is often what different body types transition to once many ladies reach middle-age and is the reason why this is often when swimsuits become every female’s best friend. Go for something with ruching down the middle to disguise any lumps and bumps in the stomach area, as well as a supportive style for a fuller bust."
Celebrity Examples – Kate Upton, Oprah Winfrey, Ashley Graham
Melissa Odabash options – Milano Swimsuit, Antibes Bikini or Honolua Sports Luxe Swimsuit